Posts Tagged "yoga"

Why You Need an Assessment Protocol

Possibly the least sexy aspect of your practice, but the most decisive. I’m a tech consultant and a yoga teacher. In both fields, I consider myself successful when I’ve helped my client address and improve a problematic situation. It’s very…

The Origins of Yoga and Tantra

A new set of techniques, closely related to and perhaps influenced by the Chinese qi cultivation and ‘inner alchemy’ practices, started to spread throughout South Asia in the seventh or early eighth century. The Indic versions of these internal practices involve the movement of prana through the channels of the body and are closely linked to the conscious control of bodily processes during intercourse, and so to the practices of sexual yoga.

The Discontinuity of Yoga

This essay represents a year-long research project I completed for my advanced yoga teacher training at OM Yoga.  It is currently fairly narrow and technical, but I intend to publish another draft for more general audiences.  Any comments or questions…

"Change Your Mind, Change the World"

I often hear in yoga classes the idea that, by changing one’s reaction to the current situation, the situation might subjectively change from suffering to something more like curiosity or contentment.  Clearly, detachment from the biases and subjectivity of everyday…

Advanced Yoga Training

I recently started OM’s new advanced yoga teacher training, the OM 300, with a weekend meditation intensive led by David Nichtern.  David had a lot of smart and funny guidance but sitting doesn’t seem to get any easier.  I do seem to…

Joining the OM Staff

It’s a pleasure and an honor to join the staff at my favorite yoga center, OM! Starting 9/14, I’ll be teaching a regular class – Basics I, Mondays 10 AM. It’s a new 1:15 class for beginners – no experience…