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…

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…

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…

Valley Reservoir Trail, Garden of the Gods

Something Better Than Boring

It’s easy to get swept up with the mountains. I love ’em lots. They are dynamic, imposing, inspiring and, seemingly, something more than the lands of their non-mountainous cousins. That contrast is stark and can have us feeling disinterested, even ungrateful, for the non-mountainous territories we experience. Hiking on the Read more…

Remembering Our Innate Wholeness

One of the many things yoga is about is remembering our innate wholeness, even or especially, amid what we perceive as our brokenness. In recognizing our wholeness, we tap into compassion for self; we tap into higher Self. Then we more easily can expand our sense of compassion for others. Read more…