Wouldn't stop picking at it

Category: yoga

A theory of love

I’m not sure which tense to use here. I want to write, “I used to be a very anxious person,” but I feel that’s akin to an alcoholic saying, “I used to be an alcoholic.” Anxiety, like alcoholism, is a lifelong problem that you learn to manage, steering between successes and failure with as much grace…

To hell with the pursuit of happiness

According to my Pocket feed, I bookmark too many articles about creativity, productivity and happiness. The first two make sense, because I’m always looking for new exercises for my creative writing workshops, but I just deleted all the happiness articles. The pursuit of happiness is making a lot of people miserable. Surveys tell us where the happiest people live,…

Teaching music / teaching yoga

One of the pleasures of reading is the possibility for synchronicity to occur. Your eyes follow the lines and suddenly, you come across a passage that marries two parts of your understanding into one meaningful and electrifying whole. This happened earlier this week while reading an article by Jeremy Denk in the April 8 issue…

How expectations work

Wonder how having expectations will impact your life experiences? I had an insight this past weekend and want to share the notes I took during this chakra training course I’m participating in. Remember that each cycle repeats itself and that at any time, you can change your approach. How could you change your perspective today? What happens…

Where is yoga going?

I think I finally understand why “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body” came to be published. When the New York Times published this provocative article, like everyone else in the yoga community, I was dismayed to see Glenn Black being quoted as sayings things like, “It’s controversial to say, but [yoga] really shouldn’t be used…

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