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“I Want…”

July 7-22, 2021 I suggested and helped give a particular hip-shift to a student in the on-the-back twist in class earlier in the month. After she was in the pose for a little while after that, she said, “So you want this hip to move back?” After thinking for a moment,...

Loving Kindness Yoga School Re-opening!

Synopsis: In-person, indoor Yoga with Ti resumes at the Yoga Shala in Carrboro at 204 West Main Street, Carrboro, in the Peck and Artisan building at the corner of Main and Main and Jones Ferry, diagonal across from the thrift store, upstairs in the back. It’s the...

Did We Learn Our Lessons from Covid?

May 29-31, 2021 As North Carolina, and Orange County even more so, begins to emerge from lock-down-mode; as I am moving back toward having indoor, in-person yoga classes again after almost fifteen months of Zooming almost all of them; and as many of us are starting to...
Loving Kindness Yoga School Re-opening!

Loving Kindness Yoga School Re-opening!

Synopsis: In-person, indoor Yoga with Ti resumes at the Yoga Shala in Carrboro at 204 West Main Street, Carrboro, in the Peck and Artisan building at the corner of Main and Main and Jones Ferry, diagonal across from the thrift store, upstairs in the back. It’s the...

Did We Learn Our Lessons from Covid?

Did We Learn Our Lessons from Covid?

May 29-31, 2021 As North Carolina, and Orange County even more so, begins to emerge from lock-down-mode; as I am moving back toward having indoor, in-person yoga classes again after almost fifteen months of Zooming almost all of them; and as many of us are starting to...

Non-Criticism

Non-Criticism

Non-CriticismApril 24-May 3, 2021 Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, II.36: “When truthfulness (satya) is achieved, the words of the yogin acquire the power of making them fruitful.” (Swami Hariharananda Aranya’s translation) Rama Jyoti Vernon commentary on that sutra: “Gossip,...

Yoga “Prerequisites”

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

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

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...

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