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Women Under the Influence

A journey into the ritualistic, intuitive and ecstatic worlds of Los Angeles through the female lens. A curated collection of short films and rare footage are screened on the rooftop with filmmakers Barbara McCullough (Water Ritual #1), Jodi Wille (The Source Family), and artist Megan…

Hanuman Jayanthi

April 19, 2019 Hanuman is the son of the wind (like our own breath), his father was Vayu and his mother a beautiful apsara known as Anjani. On this full moon we celebrate Lord Hanuman’s glorious appearance day. Some of you readers know that Hanuman…

Remember Your Body

“The body is that which folds-in experience in order to fold-out action which the experience (folded-in) carries along with it.”—William Forsythe The thinking happens through the doing. Qualities of experience interpenetrate what we think of as the interiority of our body, but in a way that’s…

Wiley Yoga Tales

Tune into last week’s Expanding Mind podcast, Erik’s description— “Yogi, psychonaut, and dear old pal Spiros Antonopoulos returns to talk about the Ashtanga lineage, Crowley’s yoga chops, the gifts of rigorous practice, NYC punk yoga, psychedelic Patanjali, and the ups and downs of opening his &…

Transcendent TV: The OA

Our pals Ashley & JC pushed us to The OA this past week, so we’ve been catching up. Beyond the tasty cinematic references, and compelling storytelling style, several pop California tropes emerge with resonance to our yoga practices. Here’s a few we found compelling (and…

S U P E R B L O O M

LA’s hillsides are in full bloom! They look as if someone got carried away on Holi and tossed gulal powder throughout the hillsides! It’s definitely worth a trip out of the city to take in the scenery. If you go: tread lightly, stay on the…

Thought Experiments in F# Minor

Using an iPad Mini and a pair of headphones, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller’s Thought Experiments in F# Minor leads its audiences along a route through Walt Disney Concert Hall, revealing an imagined world hiding in plain sight. Plan your visit to the LA Phil here. 

Deep Breathing + Nerve Growth

“In 2005, I noticed while I was practicing pranayama, I was producing so much saliva that I was almost drooling. I wondered why and what the overall impact of that was. This led me and my team to study whether increased saliva production was a common response to the practice,…