• Meditation

    Can you still experience the mental benefits of meditation if you meditate without a teacher?

    Misconceptions A lot of people like to meditate alone with apps to guide them or by reading books on the topic. This is how I started my journey with meditation. However, going it alone is not always trouble free. As a beginner without a real life teacher it’s easy to build up misconceptions which can hinder the mental benefits of meditation. For example, I believed that meditation was about achieving an empty mind. When I did find myself thinking, which was often, I would attempt to push my thoughts away and get frustrated that they were there. I didn’t know what to do with them and mistakenly believed that if…

  • Thai Massage

    Meeting Jungle Man

    A discussion with freelance writer Lottie Angell, founder of Mantimoon, on Marek’s journey with Thai Massage, Yoga and Buddhism. LA: First and foremost, why did you choose to learn about Thai Massage? JM: I had been doing classic oil, swedish, deep tissue and sports massages for a couple of years and always felt that there was a much deeper way to connect with and heal the body. There were times when I did not work too much physically during a massage. It can be draining yet the feedback I received was fantastic. So what had happened? What did I do? Did I press something? I had a deep desire to…