Lectures, Podcasts & Vidéos
Inspirations pour étendre la pratique du yoga au delà du tapis. 

ARTICLE - Practicing the Perfections of Meditation, and Love, Ethan Nichtern - nytimes.com
“If you don’t have the ability to appreciate each other when there isn’t a huge plot moment, you probably aren’t going to last long. In meditation, you get to practice cool boredom with yourself. In a relationship you get to practice it even more powerfully with another person. I really like getting bored with Marissa.”

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VIDEO - Demain, tous crétins ? 
Un film documentaire de Sylvie Gilman, Thierry de Lestrade 

”un documentaire au titre en apparence potache, mais dont le sujet est d’une singulière gravité.
Le film expose les travaux de chercheurs français et américains montrant que l’érosion récente des capacités cognitives des populations occidentales est, en partie au moins, liée à l’exposition à certains perturbateurs endocriniens.”

ARTICLE - We can’t survive in a state of constant agitation, Sharon Salzberg - OnBeing.com
“Yes, actions are important; they are absolutely essential, in fact. But I don’t believe we can survive for long in a state of constant agitation. Our bodies and hearts need rest to replenish stores of energy. This is something best done from a place of love.”

PODCAST - Barbara Demeneix, lanceuse d’alerte.
La grande table, Olivia Gesbert

Les réflexions de Barbara Demeneix sur l’impact des pertubateurs endocriniens sur nos vies et le développement du cerveau. 


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PODCAST - Tired & Wired, Dr Rubin Naiman.
Hurry Slowly, Jocelyn K Glei
”Sleep is not just a medicine we need to take at night to function better the day. It is an experience of grace.


PODCAST - Eduquer sans violence.
Matières à Penser, René Frydman

“Frapper l’enfant est un fait social.” Daniel Delanoë

PODCAST - Bébé sapiens. 
Matières à Penser, René Frydman

Accompagné de Michel Dugnat, pédopsychiatre et praticien hospitalier, René Frydman explore la périnatalité, soit le temps allant de la pré-conception aux deux ans de l’enfant. 


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“We are a society of energy addicts dependent on overly stimulating foods, fluids, information, entertainment and light at night.

We presume waking to be the centre of the universe of consciousness, and we relegate sleeping and dreaming to secondary, subservient positions. (…)We are caught in WAKISM, a subtle but pernicious addiction to ordinary waking consciousness that limits our understanding and experience of sleep.

HYPERAROUSAL is an inevitable consequence of our wakism. It refers to a turbocharged pace of life that is not modulated by adequate rest.

As wakists, we presume that who we are is limited to our waking-world identity. Essential parts of who we are, however, are obscured by the glare of waking life.

Surrendering our waking sense of self calls for a posture of humility. Humility is the antidote to hyperarousal. Humility is the essential missing ingredient in our failed efforts at healing the insomnia epidemic.

Like an airplane in gradual descent from flight above the weather, coming down from hyperarousal involves negotiating a layer of turbulence. The body might vibrate, bounce and shake as the mind experiences updrafts of anxieties, of unresolved emotions and thoughts. Our challenge is to avoid reflexively re-ascending to escape this experience. Humility is about trusting that the safety of sleep resides just beyond the turbulence.

Opening to receiving sleep as a gift leaves us vulnerable to falling in love with it.”

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PODCAST - La Musica, Peter Szendy.
Hors Champs, Laure Adler
"Nous avons tous des hymnes intimes, des petits chants, des hymnes intérieurs, « qui deviennent une sorte d’accompagnement, de bande-son de notre vie qui nous anime et nous encourage.»"


PODCAST - Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité.
Sur les Epaules de Darwin, JC Ameisen
Ce podcast est sûrement celui que j’aurais le plus écouté. Son retour essentiel à l’humanité, le discours de Malala Yousafai, les citations de nombreux Prix Nobel de la Paix sont autant d’invitations à revenir vers l’entretien de liens plus doux, envers autrui, et soi-même.  



PODCAST - (English) The True Revolution
Here and Now, Ram Dass
“Ram Dass talks about reframing our perspective. Instead of seeing everything as negative, there is a way of seeing everything for the precious divinity that it is.” 



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LIVRE - (English)
Practicing to live, living to practice.
Judith Hanson Lasater
Many of us have a negative reaction to the word practice, probably because it reminds us of being coerced into piano lessens or some other detested activity in childhood. For me, practice has a different meaning. It is the consistent willingness to open to life in all of its joy and pain. This definition certainly includes what you have always thought of as your yoga practice, such as poses, breathing exercises and meditation. But it also casts a wider net to encompass frustration with you temperamental car, the argument you had with your friend, washing your dinner dishes, and your apprehension about an important meeting. In other words, to practice is to pay attention to your whole life : your thoughts, your bodily sensations, and your speech and other actions. As you do, you will discover that nothing is separate from anything else. Thoughts are the sensations of the mind, just as sensations are the thoughts of the body. Each moment of your life is a moment of potential practice.

Practice, then, can be understood as a willingness to return to the reality of this very moment, that is, to observe with dispassion and clarity exactly what is-right now. Does this moment call for silence or for answers? Is the person in front of me asking for information or the reassurance of my love? Am I reacting from fear or from necessity? Obviously, the is no guarantee that I am correct. But relying on paying attention to the thoughts and sensations of the moment will give me a chance to respond to life less fro my patterns of defense and more from integrity.

A point of clarification: Practicing is being present with all the moments of your life does not mean that everything that happens is okay and that you just have to learn to accept it. Things happen in the world that are harmful and even horrific. The practice of being fully present may even move you to dedicate your life to changing the suffering you see in the world. I am not asking you to change into something you think is better or more spiritual. I am asking you to consider removing the layers of doubt, fear, and denial that keep you from experiencing connection with your own wholeness. One way to do this is to garner inspiration from the teachers and practitioners who have paved the way.


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Break your heart open, so new light can get in


Richard from Texas, Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert

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PODCAST (English) Successful Givers, Toxic Takers and the Life We Spend at Work, Adam Grant.
OnBeing by Krista Tippet. 


"In the long run, the people who bring out that concern for others, who exercise that muscle of generosity  regularly, actually achieve the greatest success in the long run, and also find the richest meaning in happiness." 


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PODCAST - Notre intestin est-il pilote de notre santé ?  Science publique, Michel Alberganti

PODCAST - Choosing Curiosity Over Fear, Elizabeth Gilbert. Onbeing by Krista Tippett

“Can you be a little bit of a better friend to yourself? Would you ever allow a friend to speak of themselves the way you do in your interior moments? And so that’s what changed everything. And even in the craziness after Eat, Pray, Love happened, I think part of the reason that I didn’t get lost in that was because of the friendship that I’d cultivated with this person who I am.”


PODCAST - "Là où le coeur attend" de Frédéric Boyer
Les Chemins de la Philosophie, Adèle Van Reth

“L’espérance, c'est peut être le lieu où l’articulation de l’intime et du collectif est la plus vive,  la plus nécessaire, et la plus difficile. ” 




2017 — Frogtown, Los Angeles