Saying “Yes” to Life: Yoga, Love, & Light

What was really needed was a fundamental change in our attitude toward life. We had to learn ourselves and, furthermore, we had to teach the despairing men, that it did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life – daily and...
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Yoga: Beyond the BS

Given the staggering amount of shallow commercialism, narcissistic self-absorption, teacher betrayals, self-righteous crusading, and online policing and bullying that courses through so much of contemporary yoga culture, what’s left to like?


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Modern Yoga and the Yoga Tradition

“Our yoga is not a retreading of old walks, but a spiritual adventure.” – Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950), extract from letter to disciple (date unknown) As an American who’s profoundly opposed to the about-to-be installed Trump Administration (Inauguration Day is tomorrow), I’ve been finding it difficult to sleep soundly since late October, when I felt the political winds shift sharply in his...
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Yoga, Post-Election: Making Space for Life

Personal reflections on why yoga still matters, post-election: Processing emotions, clearing space, resisting the vortex, and connecting to our selves and others more deeply.


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Reimagining Yoga: Holistic Wellness, Social Connection, Spiritual Revitalization (Part 1)

More and more people within the broadly defined “yoga community” (which is really too fragmented to be referred to as such) are deeply interested in exploring how the practice might support synergistic processes of positive individual and social change. Although still a nascent movement that has generated some new problems of its own, it’s not only in the process of growing quickly, but has tremendous, if still largely unimagined potential.


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