Yoga

“YOGA FAQ: Almost Everything You Need to Know About Yoga – from Asana to Yama” by Richard Rosen: Book Review

“Silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation.” ~ Rumi Richard Rosen’s “YOGA FAQ: Almost Everything You Need to Know About Yoga - from Asana to Yama” is a portal. Through Rosen’s modern lens we traverse the history and evolution of yoga from its ancient spiritual practice to its contemporary incarnation [...]

2017-04-29T17:54:18+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Book Reviews, Yoga|Comments Off on “YOGA FAQ: Almost Everything You Need to Know About Yoga – from Asana to Yama” by Richard Rosen: Book Review

How to Earn an Honest Living as a Yoga Teacher

I find it fascinating that the yoga industry has come to mirror Wall Street more than provide it with a new compassionate, abundant business model to emulate.  Like the scarcity consciousness of Wall Street, there is the 1% of yoga millionaires and then the 99% of yoga teachers, many of whom are struggling to earn a livable [...]

2016-10-13T10:23:21+00:00 August 31st, 2015|Yoga|Comments Off on How to Earn an Honest Living as a Yoga Teacher

Yoga in the Upanishads

Recuperating from an excruciatingly painful near-fatal automobile accident in the 1980s, I stumbled upon a film based on W. Somerset Maugham's acclaimed novel entitled "The Razor's Edge." In the film, after surviving a near-fatal incident, Bill Murray foregoes the American Dream to travel around the world seeking the meaning of life. At one point, his [...]

2016-10-13T10:23:23+00:00 July 10th, 2015|Yoga|Comments Off on Yoga in the Upanishads

What is Yoga Therapy?

While millions of people around the world today use yoga as a form of physical exercise and countless others use it for spiritual liberation, the number of people using yoga as a therapy is perhaps its greatest area of growth. Physicians are more frequently encouraging patients to try yoga as an alternative to more [...]

2018-06-15T19:25:51+00:00 July 8th, 2015|Yoga|Comments Off on What is Yoga Therapy?

What Are The Essential Differences Between Tantra, Vedanta, Buddhism, and A Course in Miracles?

Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent. Ludwig Wittgenstein, "Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus" Last week I was on a date with a lovely woman and on the way to dinner we had to sort out our dietary restrictions - as one must do here at the edge of Western Civilization. "I'm an ethical vegetarian," I [...]

2016-10-13T10:23:27+00:00 April 28th, 2014|Yoga|Comments Off on What Are The Essential Differences Between Tantra, Vedanta, Buddhism, and A Course in Miracles?

“Threads of Yoga” by Matthew Remski: Book Review

"Threads of Yoga" by Matthew Remski should be on the reading list of every yoga teacher training. It is rich, inspirational – and to use Remski’s own term, “fleshy.”  This is a luscious, succulent, unpacking and updating of Patanjali’s sutras. Remski uses several tools to dissect Patanjali’s threads and poetically reassemble them into a [...]

2017-04-29T18:05:42+00:00 August 28th, 2013|Book Reviews, Yoga|Comments Off on “Threads of Yoga” by Matthew Remski: Book Review

The Business of Teaching Yoga

I was on a panel at a yoga conference where Arun Deva stated, "Yoga and business are like oil and water." I taught yoga at 24 Hour Fitness for three years and I quickly learned to reframe teaching 40-75 students per class as seva, seeing I was only paid $25 per class, which was much [...]

2016-10-13T10:23:27+00:00 May 6th, 2013|Yoga|Comments Off on The Business of Teaching Yoga