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Student Comment 2015

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“This is the most authentic yoga class I’ve been to” Michelle Burandt at WYNN Fitness / May.15.2015

he is an amazing yoga teacher” Laila to WYNN Fitness / May.15.2015

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“Adam Quang yoga, best ever” Tammyo Oakes from WYNN Fitness
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“You give out a relax and serene feeling” yoga  class
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Student talk about Adam Quang yoga adjustments
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Adam Quang taichi and benefits
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Adam Quang Happiness Conversation

Adam Quang Happiness Conversation

New episode of #HappinessConversation airs every Mondays.

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Adam asks what makes you happy, and how to create and sustain happiness in everyday life. Inspiration from Torontonians creating happiness in their lives.

Turning the body, mind and spirit towards a balanced way of life – the art of spirituality! This is the happiness adventure

 

Click here for Research & Studies of meditation and its benefits…
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Fab Magazine – Toronto “Beyond Couture”

Fab Magazine -"Beyond Couture" Toronto - Canada

BEYOND COUTURE

by: Eduardo Sabate
Fab Magazine. Toronto, Canada
February 15, 2012

“Yoga makes for very good sex,” explains Adam Quang. “It gets you in touch with your inner self, cutting down the tension in your body. Every surface of your skin becomes sensitive.” In his previous career as a fashion designer, Quang lived a life that many gay boys would sell their souls and bodies for: designing award-winning costumes, taking trips to New York and sitting in VIP seats at fashion shows. “I was very well paid at a very young age,” says Quang, who hobnobbed with the likes of Edward Norton, William Hurt and Jude Law. He took up yoga to relieve stress and eventually started to teach; his clients soon included celebrities and Saudi royalty. “A lot of gay guys go through their midlife crisis in their 30s or 40s,” he says. “Yoga helps you slow down and stay in the moment.” The ultimate slowdown is Quang’s two-week Vietnamese yoga retreat to Ha Long Bay and Hanoi. The first week is spent in five-star accommodation on a dragon boat with yoga classes on deck. Kayaking, swimming, excursions and Vietnamese cooking classes round out the schedule.
The second week is spent in Hanoi. “It’s not a yoga boot camp,” Quang says. “It’s a yoga retreat; you don’t have anything if you don’t want to.—

Adventure Yoga Retreat- Vietnam – click here

more in the NEWS: click here

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Adam in the New York Press

An article about Adam Quang in a New York base,
Asian Fusion Magazine / winter 2012
A Lychee Nut in the Big Apple by Mary Baxter

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New York base: Asian Fusion Magazine winter 2012 / A Lychee Nut in the Big Apple by Mary Baxter

There will always be something intrinsically “Asian” in everything that Adam Quang turns his hand to, whether it be his signature lychee martinis with friends, his fashion designs or the manner in which he brings his own philosophy on living a good life through the sharing and practicing of the arts of meditation, yoga, tai chi and yogalate. One cannot help but be taken in by Adam’s energetic, cheerful and easy-going manner, always accompanied by his smiling face. There’s an element of calm Zen, but always accompanied with the laughing Buddha.

“I try to live by this quote of Thich Nhat Han: The Buddha has advised us that we should not accept any teachings as true just because a famous master teaches them or because they are found in holy books. This also includes the Buddhist canon. We can only accept teachings that we have put into practice with our own awakened understanding and that we can see with our experience to be true.”
After a recent trip to New York, Adam spoke to me about his aim of creating and promoting acts of kindness in order to better society and ensure that succeeding generations are given a better start in life. Adam points out that kindness starts at home and should be extended to ourselves first – to our own health and wellness. Whether we injure our self sitting on a private jet or picking up after a child at home makes no difference – pulling a back muscle results in the same pain. Adam explains that our industrialized, chair-sitting, high-heel wearing lifestyles do not lend themselves easily to yoga poses that were designed for bodies that squatted and sat on cushions in their daily lives (circa 3300-1700 BC.) So, this is the challenge: living our modern-day lifestyles and finding means of incorporating ancient wisdoms into them.

Like the domino effect, no matter how small and seemingly insignificant a stressor may start out, the accumulation of small stressors could build, compound and create great discomfort in our lives. Learning to let go of small things helps with becoming more compassionate and accepting of ourselves. Adam uses yoga practice as an exercise of “accepting and letting go.” He states that this same concept can be applied to any aspect of life. Cultivating the mind, will ultimately help towards cultivating a healthy vital life.
Adam is quick to refer to a study where researchers at Toronto’s York University discovered: that being nice and practicing good deeds can boost self-esteem, increase happiness and change one’s life. 700 participants took part in the study and stated that it had changed their lives for the better. “After six months, more than half continued with the exercise because they felt good doing it.”

The World Karma Project (http://www.worldkarmaproject.com/about/ ) is a private corporation created by Adam, with no political agenda or association, which reflects his simple belief of creating better communities – one person at a time, on a personal level. Part of the money from sales goes directly to an individual or organization to help create a better life- directly, at a local level. Helping to empower women and children is a priority; with the aim of helping them become financially independent by bettering their education, finding a job or starting a business. His latest project: an adventure yoga retreat to Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, in March, 2012, where a portion of the retreat cost will provide a Vietnamese child with school tuition for one year. Imagine two weeks of rejuvenating the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of yourself through yoga and meditation, while travelling through ancient UNESCO World Heritage sites on a dragon boat, while at the same time building kinder and more compassionate communities through your contribution.

Now that’s what I call a fusion of creating and promoting acts of kindness (to yourself and others) in our modern world with ancient wisdom!

“Not a charity. Not a big organization. Just a guy, trying to create better communities – one person at a time.” Adam Quang

Up date (Nov.11.2011): over 100 million people have voted. HaLong Bay as  a  New 7 Wonders of Nature.

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Shidaoxin the singing monk

He poses for the cameras and blogs to stay in touch with his fans. But this Chinese singer and Buddhist monk is making music for a higher cause.his songs, which feature lyrics taken from Buddhist teachings, are played on Chinese national television and radio, as well as receiving thousands of hits on the Internet.

The 26-year-old, who calls himself a “singer monk,” says he is trying to promote Buddhism in a modern way to capture people’s hearts and souls.

Shidaoxin, who has been a monk for 10 years, prays and chants sutras for one hour every day at a small temple near his rented apartment in Beijing. And this daily routine has helped increase his fan base.

“In cities, in the secular world, we need music that touches our souls. When we are in a bad mood, this kind of music will make us calm, relaxed and help us forget about our troubles,” Shidaoxin, who only goes by one name, told Reuters.

Some call him a disgrace to the faith and accuse him of simply chasing fame. But Shidaoxin says he is just trying to modernize his religion through using music and other media to reach out to young people.

“I think how Buddhism evolves in the future is very important,” he said.

“Will it remain the same as in old times, with monks preaching at temples, or will it keep up with the modern world by using multimedia or the Internet to reach out to more people? I am the first person to do it.”

The monk is planning to release his second album this year, featuring easy-to-understand Buddhist songs. Proceeds from the sales of the music will be given to charity.

[read the rest of the article @ Reuters]



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yoga banding?

Have yoga become too commercial?

Have the teaching and studies of yoga become so diluted to the point of superficial spirituality?

Does it mater if you start yoga with the intention of getting your physique to look good? There are yoga brand and copy right in the practice of yoga, have we lost the objective of practicing yoga?

I have always told my student “remember the objective of practicing yoga: finding you inner peace and calmness / the physical and other stuff is the side effect.” interesting debate

There is yoga competition! What you think of that ….

“While millions bend into their downward dog poses, some are asking whether or not the true nature of yoga is being lost. John Philp is one of them. He wrote called “Yoga Inc.” Joining him in the debate is Ted Grand, the director and founder of Moksha Yoga.” Qtv from CBC.ca

Copyrighting Karma

commercialism & Chakra Panties

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