I’ve been meditating recently on how better to describe the type of yoga I practice – and its relation to all the other ‘yoga’ out there. An intuition has been evolving and recently distilled itself into this: My yoga is decidedly not the objectif…Read more "Objectification and Yoga"
One of my first spiritual and most important teachers in adult life was my great uncle Dr. NC Surya, an Integral Yogi in the Sri Aurobindo tradition. He wrote that yogic speech is accurate, compassionate, appropriate, and useful. If it can’t be al…Read more "Teaching yoga and spiritual activism"
In response to this article from Dr. Aseem Shukla in the Washington Post online entitled The Theft of Yoga, and comments from Deepak Chopra and many others — Love and Light to you all! In the healthy debate over the origins and intentions of yoga…Read more "Paths Many–Truth One"
My dear auntie Gita posted a question on Buzz, remarking on the sadness of searching for a teacher — I commented: http://www.google.com/buzz/gita.madhu/1NDBJpprn66/The-search-for-a-Guru-is-rather-sad-One-drowningRead more "Vishada Yoga"
If there’s any part of my body in need of healing, whether from a fall or other injury, from being ill, or tension caused by stress, sadness or resentment — there’s a simple healing visualization meditation using the breath that I’ve found …Read more "Healing Visualization Meditation"
I wanted to conclude the year with a meditation on what proved to be an interesting year for me. I got engaged and unengaged. The latter being the hardest thing I’d ever gone through, and I’ve been through my share of tough things. I also began te…Read more "Reflections on 2009"