Reflections on Yoga
These writings are informal reflections on practicing and teaching yoga. Click on any title to read the entire piece.
Flowing with Chataranga
This is excerpted from Yoga Therapy, Foundations, Methods, and Practices for Common Ailments.
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This is excerpted from Chapter 9 of Yoga Therapy, "Kinesiology and the Biomechanics of Movement."
The trouble with the fast lane is that all the movement is horizontal. And I like to go vertical sometimes.
Why would we ever put “guns” and “yoga” in the same phrase? Consider that the first moral principle of yoga is non-violence (ahimsa, literally “not hurting”). The second is truth (satya). Given that yoga is for healing, not hurting, we have a moral responsibility to step up in opposing gun violence, which starts with the ease of gun possesssion, which is rooted in a self-intersted, profit-motivated gun manufacturing industry that prays for victims while immorally selling its way to billions of dollars in profit.
[Excerpted from Yoga Therapy, Chapter 3, "Modern Medical Science.]
There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
Excerpted from Chapter 17, " Communication and Interaction in Yoga Therapy," Yoga Therapy: Foundations, Methods, and Practices (712 pages, forthcoming November 2017, North Atlantic Books/Penguin Random House)
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