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On Yoga with Chris Dwyer

Note: Below is an excerpt of the conversation on yoga with Chris Dwyer, originally published here at Humanitou. The full conversation has been re-published at humanitouyoga.com. Chris Dwyer leads yoga classes at SunWater Spa in Manitou Springs, Colo., with a sense of ease and humor. On and off the mat, Read more…

Self-Inquiry on ‘Doing’ Yoga

Note: This is an excerpt of “Self-Inquiry on ‘Doing’ Yoga.” The original post has been re-published in full at Humanitou Yoga. I engage in yoga daily. But I do not “do” yoga. Millions of others do “do.” Same-same? Semantics? What’s it matter? It doesn’t matter. Maybe. But as a word Read more…

Seva, Karma + Karma Yoga

Note: This is an excerpt of “Seva, Karma + Karma Yoga.” The original post has been re-published in full at Humanitou Yoga. With Veterans Day approaching, and my being a U.S. Army veteran, I’ve been contemplating the concept of service. It will be the theme that guides the Rooted in Seva Read more…

What Is Yoga?

Note: This is an excerpt of “What Is Yoga?” The original post has been re-published in full at Humanitou Yoga. The images we see of yoga largely are a limited view of a Western trend. It emphasizes the physical practice of asanas. Bodies bending and stretching into shapes on a rectangular Read more…

Heart-Centered Success | Humanitou Humanness + Creativity Blog

‘The Nature of Success’

Judith Hanson Lasater cited a passage (book 2, verse 44) in the Bhagavad Gita in her book, Living Your Yoga: “Krishna explains the nature of success, emphasizing that all those things obtained in the world are transitory and are not ultimately success. When we define success in a worldly way, we Read more…

Yoga Teacher or Instructor?

Note: This is an excerpt of “Yoga Teacher or Instructor?” The original post has been re-published in full at Humanitou Yoga. Teacher or instructor? The answer to that question lies in each person who teaches, instructs or practices yoga. It lies in their self-inquiry of why, how and what they are Read more…

Techniques in Groundedness

When things derail and we get agitated, we often say we’re not feeling centered, we’re not feeling grounded. We’re just … off. If we don’t have a specific go-to practice, an awareness of when we need to return to center — and why and how — it’s tough to get Read more…

Anxiety + the Antidote

Anxiety. It’s created by trying to live forward into the future and resolve the not-yet known, the not-yet experienced. And why? To make it less scary? To make life a safe, super-safe adventure? If I worry over my future opportunities as a creator, a yogi and a teacher, then I Read more…