Category: Practice

Sonic Meditations

American composer Pauline Oliveros said that her meditations had a goal of “expanded consciousness” and “humanitarian purposes; specifically healing.” Read in the New Yorker. _____________________ “The meditation ‘Teach Yourself to Fly’ asks the performer to observe her breath and eventually allow her voice to sound;…

The Body as Archive

Installation view of “Current State of Everything: The Body As Archive” (2018) by dana washington in Time is Running Out of Time: Experimental Film and Video from the LA Rebellion and Today at Art + Practice (photo by Joshua White) via Hyperallergic.

Vanity Fair

For those of you in the SF Bay Area, Erica’s brother is receiving high praise for his role in Vanity Fair, playing through May 12 at ACT. Here Adam talks about his path from autistic kid to thriving actor: “I don’t know how many people…

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 &…

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,…

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