Category: History

“Calling In” the Ashtanga Community

Photo by Andrea Killam “Calling in” is a term coined by Ngoc Loan Tran, a Viet/mixed race disabled queer writer who champions for justice in oppressed communities. “Calling in” is…
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What You Don’t Know, Makes You Dangerous

Before you make that statement on social media, before you write that blog post, stop. Ask yourself, do you have all the information? Do you understand the subject outside of…
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Happy Guru Purnima

Today is a day for giving thinks to the gurus of your life. What is a Guru? Interesting enough, there are a lot of different etymologies.   As a noun…
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The Good Old Days of Ashtanga Yoga

  In my beginning years of practicing Ashtanga, none of my teachers ever made me feel like there was a rush to get anywhere. This was pre social media. Honestly,…
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Being a Good Person Does Not Negate Someone’s Actions

I have been active in the Yoga community for around 13 years. A common theme, when something goes awry is, "well I know they did __________ but they are a…
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Yoga Sutras For Modern Day Life: Yoga Is Not an Escape From Life

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:10: When the five types of colorings (kleshas) are in their subtle, merely potential form, they are then destroyed by their disappearance or cessation into and…
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Ask the APP: What is Svadyaya/Self Study?

I recently received a question asking for clarification on Svadyaya. Two Schools of Thought on Svadyaya Svadyaya means studying yourself and any work you do on yourself is self study. …
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Ashtanga Vinyasa VS Ashtanga Yoga

So I am beating a dead horse here but I want to keep you guys posted on what is going on. I recently wrote two posts, Whose Ashtanga Should I…
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Different Yoga Styles: You Got It All Wrong

As a blogger,  I receive press releases all the time. I received one yesterday that was really disturbing. It came from a major "yoga lifestyle brand"  aka retailer of cute…
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Yoga Sutras For Modern Day Life: An Inconvenient Truth

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1:30: The obstacles, which are distractions of the  mind are disease, dullness, doubt, carelessness, laziness, sensuality, false perception,   Defining the Sutra This week is a…
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