Zen and the art of yoga teaching, a workshop with David Swenson

Posted · Add Comment

In the early 1990’s during the age of Usenet, BBS and Internet Forums the website yogachicago was born. My favorite component of the site were reviews of yoga workshops by notable teachers. I found this to be an interesting resource and the inspiration for this look at a recent workshop with David Swenson. Teaching is performing. Holding a room, […]

Counting sun salutations

Posted · Add Comment

I love surya namaskara! I do. Insomniacs count sheep, gamblers count cards…me, I count sun salutations, in sanskrit. In and of itself sun salutations make a concise and elegant stand-alone practice when time is limited and I just want to move through the entire body and connect with my breath. Honestly, it’s best when there’s no talking, no sound […]

Citta vritti nirodhah; the “Self” abides

Posted · Add Comment

The greatest challenge discussing the yoga sutras is the paralysis that results from a desire to actually produce something of value. That our rudimentary understanding of this philosophy be expressed in an articulate and meaningful way. But as someone much smarter then I am often says: Done is better than perfect. And so, dear friends, once […]