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Here are some Thai language Tips for your trip:
Goodbye is Lar Korn (pronounced La-Gone)Hello is Sawatdee (pronounced Sa-Watt-Dee)
If you are Male you say Sawatdee Khrap (pronounced Sa-Watt-Dee Krop)
If you are Female you say Sawatdee Khun Kha (pronounced Sa-Watt-Dee Ka)
It is also polite to use the WAI guesture when greeting
... focus by noticing a beautiful flower, a tourist walking by, a plane overhead, some monk that is passing will say “knowing, knowing, knowing” to bring you back to yourself.
With meditation, the entire time, your sole focus during sitting (cross-legged on a mat on the floor) is your abdominal breathing, its rising and falling. Any thoughts that might enter your mind, you simply recognize as a thought, not let yourself become engaged in it, let it go, and ...
... it was kind of hippie and weird that I said stuff like "relax your forehead" since how are you supposed to do that? But he said he tried his best. Haha, you can definitely tense and relax your forehead! Don't neglect your forehead. Giving awareness to your body parts and relaxing them is key to relaxation yoga. Also, expressing gratitude to your body parts! I think it helps you feel connected to your own body and whole being :) I am really happy that Christoffer is open to trying yoga!
... class. Time well spent.
The next four nights were spent in a very Thai village around 45 minutes outside of Chiang Mai, run by a French man, Gabriel, and his Thai wife. The place was beautiful; built in keeping with the traditional Lanna style and with a lovely swimming pool at the back, beside which we ate breakfast every morning. The village is very much out of the main tourist area, so much so that nothing ...
... We learned how everything is made and where it comes from. After the visit to the market, we went to a farm where the cooking would take place. After a drink we were taken into the garden, Meow showed us all ingredients we were going to use. Once the tour was finished, we could start cooking, finally! I was getting hungry. From a list of different dishes, we had to choose 5. I chose Pad Thai, spring rolls, Tom yum (a ...