Category: Adventures in Mysore India

“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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It Is So Much Easier To Tell You To Change

It is so much easier to tell someone else or an organization to change than to actually change ourselves. How many times have you made a statement that Ashtanga, the…
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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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How Can You Have a Unity and Diversity Conference W/ No Diversity!!!!

I am not a confrontational person. That is not what Ashtanga Yoga Project is about but dude....I almost fell off my chair this morning when I clicked on a link…
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Yoga Will Not Keep Bad Things From Happening

Yoga is not an inoculation against bad things. It is the science of learning how to deal with bad things when they happen. If you are lucky, you start to…
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Random Ashtanga Stuff That Has Been Driving Me Up The Wall

I have been reading and hearing some stuff that I just want to speak to. You may not care but it will be cathartic for me. If you agree or…
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What do Kapotasana and Swimming Have in Common?

Bear with me. Like your yoga practice, this story is going some where. When I was in college, I took a beginner swim class. At the end, my teacher told…
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Ashtanga Community or Your Community?

Your circle of friends and acquaintances does not represent the whole human race. A few weeks ago, my daughter talked about how she doesn't understand how McDonald's is still in…
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Dear Physically Gifted People

Dear Physically Gifted People, Please stop using words like "easy"  or "simple" when doing a demo, teaching a student or posting a video or picture.   Why? It is too subjective.…
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The Lesson, Not the Event

"By this time I had learned that it was more fruitful to pay attention to the lessons rather than to events themselves."- Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, At The Eleventh Hour  …
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