Category: Yoga

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…

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,…

B R E A T H T A K I N G

Strange that breathing can be at once so everyday, so forgettable – yet at the same time, the material plane on which all of life and death manifests. Read this worthwhile article, which surveys a good slice of the latest science on “conscious breathing” on Aeon… (And yes,…

A Safe Space for Black Men to Heal

Yoga instructor Changa Bell is on a mission to create a safe space for black men in his community to open up, breathe and “heal” together through yoga, because he felt that black men in particular were being isolated by the yoga community. Read on.

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