Yoga “Prerequisites”

February 27-March 18, 2021 Anyone reading this has, I assume, at least a cursory interest in Yoga. Yoga, especially in our western, consumer culture can mean anything from Yogic disciplines toward Self-Realization all the way to what Dr. Shyam Ranganathan refers to as...

Non-(self)-Violence, part 2 of 2

This article is a continuation of Part 1. So what do we do when we realize and acknowledge that we are experiencing some degree of pain, possibly even most of the time, in our Yoga practice? Sadly, happily, the solution is generally pretty simple and straightforward:...

Non-(self)-violence, part 1 of 2

January 30-February 9, 2021 A student wrote me recently: “I’m learning that I’ve been approaching your teachings in a totally wrong way. I feel varying levels of pain almost all the time during the stretches and for some reason I’m not honest with myself about that...

Desiring and Allowing

December 19-21, 2020 “By allowing and desiring yourself to be more open and being increasingly receptive and welcoming, and by consciously “joining with” the Infinite—from which you were never apart—you give permission to Life to flow through you unimpeded.”-Erich...

VOTE! 2020…but Not JUST in the Election!

Oct. 25-26, 2020 What follows is adapted and updated from my blog at this time four years ago. Not much has changed, apparently! (If you’ve had enough of the election AND have already voted, feel free to skip to the THIRD PARAGRAPH, noted below.  If you HAVEN’T...