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Are the Kulas of Today the Cults of Tomorrow?

Disclaimer: This article is NOT directed at John Friend, Anusara Yoga, or any one group in particular. It is my honest and heartfelt reflection on trends I see in the yoga community in general.

John Friend has been called a celebriyogi. So you better believe I was oh-so-relieved when a very down to earth and personable guy […]

Do You Speak Yoga?

God, Allah, Krishna, Universe… I’ve long been fascinated by the many  words we use to describe that oh-so-elusive category of our experience many refer to as “spiritual”. Ask a priest, he’ll call it Christ. Ask a scientist, she’ll call it nature. Ask a yogi… well, you tell me. Our names for the divine certainly run […]

What Does a Yoga Body Look Like? (Part 3)

As physically embodied creatures, our minds and bodies are intricately interdependent. Thoughts give way to actions, actions meld into habits, and over time our mental activities literally sculpt the bodies we inhabit.

Sometimes I wonder if the body, in many ways, is our deepest form of creative expression– a stage upon which we explore and express […]

What Does a Yoga Body Look Like? (Part 2)

Part 2: Seeking Balance in a World Without

I’ve been thinking, talking, and writing quite a lot about bodies these days. Apparently, I’m not the only one– yogis responded en masse to our recent question to the yoga community, What Does a Yoga Body Look Like? I’ve been so inspired thecomments– women declaring “my curves and […]

What Does a Yoga Body Look Like? (Part 1)

The church says the body is a sin.

Science says the body is a machine.

Advertising says the body is a business.

My yoga practice says the body is ____________.

There’s been an explosion of commentary in the yoga blogosphere as of late about yoga bodies— Slim, Calm, Sexy Yoga, A Plea from Curvy Yogis, Judith Laster’s Shellacking of Naked Bodies in YJ, and the […]

When Brain Scans Deceive & Scientists Lie

Continued from Part 1, here are 2 more things all yogis should know about science:

4. Brain imaging doesn’t measure your thoughts.

Contrary to popular opinion, brain imaging technologies are not a direct measure of your thoughts or feelings. You know those pretty pictures of brains “lighting up” all kinds of pretty colors? Well, in my opinion, […]

Don’t Let Go of Your Story: 5 Quotes on the Power of Storytelling

Has someone ever said to you, “Oh, you just need to let go of that story,” or something to that effect?

Often times, stories are dismissed by the new-age, self-help movement as negative. They are referred to as webs of untruth, excuses, or meaningless narratives that prevent us from experiencing true happiness in life. But many a […]

5 Reasons Science Does NOT Prove Yoga Works

The findings of modern brain science utterly enthrall most people. And today’s journalists have gotten quite adept at trumpeting scientific findings in ways that captivate and simultaneously mislead the masses. Search the word “yoga” and “neuroscience” on Google and you’ll find an amalgam of sexy-sounding articles… everything from “Researchers find God-spot in the brain” to […]

A Call (and Commitment) to Radical Honesty

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote what became a very hotly-debated article about what it means to be of service. Funny howthe writing that challenges us most personally seems to strike the strongest chord with others, because I can’t tell you how emotionally  tinged that piece was for me (I almost didn’t publish it […]

How I Went From 58 Pounds & Nearly Dead to Healthy, Happy and Loving Life

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.” — Maya Angelou 

15-year-olds aren’t supposed to have strokes. At least that’s what I thought. I try not to think about it too much. Even now, I only have bits and pieces; shards of memories that somehow remained intact even through the trauma […]