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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Yoga Trash Talk and Self-Righteous Crusading: Wasting Time While the World Burns

“The world is in crisis. This isn’t the time to be endlessly bashing pretty yoga babes for being too commercial, or policing the Internet to bully those who aren’t hewing to your “right view” of the-one-and-only “authentic yoga.” This is a time to work with the resources we’ve been gifted to foster connection, healing, and growth.”


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