In the first episode of Hacking the Self I speak with Adrian Cox, owner of Yoga Elements in Bangkok, Thailand, on the science of pranayama, mantra and meditation.
Guest Bio: Adrian Cox is the owner of Yoga Elements in Bangkok, Thailand. An engineer by training, Adrian left his IT job in New York City in the late 90s to study meditation and yoga in Nepal and Thailand before eventually starting his studio, Yoga Elements, in Bangkok in 2001. Since that time Adrian has developed Yoga Elements into one of the premier yoga studios in Asia, drawing excellent teachers from around the world for workshops and trainings.
We discuss several tools of yoga: asana (the physical practice), pranayama (breathing exercises or techniques for channeling energy), mantra (the power of sound or vibration) and meditation.
0:05-11:02: The Purpose of the Hacking Consciousness Podcast
(*Note: Now called the Hacking the Self podcast)
11:02-12:10: Introduction to guest #1: Adrian Cox
12:10-23:20: The intellect vs. intuition
23:30-27:30: Yoga as a tool for Hacking Consciousness
27:30-30:25: Asana: The physical practice of yoga
30:25-:39:30: Pranayama: Breathing exercises, or channeling energy
39:30:1:04: Meditation, Transcendental Meditation, Mantra
1:04-1:06: How to connect with Adrian Cox online and in person
1:06-1:08: Final show notes
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