Monkey Mind Is The Devil

Note: This is an excerpt of “Monkey Mind Is The Devil.” The original post has been re-published in full at Humanitou Yoga. If there’s such a character as the devil I think I’ve found it in the formless beast that is my thinking mind. That bleepin’ bleep has kept me up Read more…

On Yoga + Masculinity with Chris Dwyer | Humanitou Yoga

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…

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‘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…

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…