Category: Social Media

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…
Read More

Social Media and the Freedom to NOT Hear Your Speech

I often see people angry on social media because someone deleted a comment off their page.  Usually, the person, whose comment got deleted, moves the comment to another page and…
Read More

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.…
Read More

Give Me All the Ashtanga Holidays

It is so interesting to see the amount of animosity some people have towards moon day and ladies holiday. Dude, it is a day off!!! Granted, I have definitely been…
Read More

Teaching Ashtanga and the Benefit of Doubt

  I will never forget when I went to a Kino MacGregor workshop and a woman, who comes to Ashtanga, seriously like once a year, told Kino that I was…
Read More

Trigger….Unhappy

  The video above talks about how Facebook makes money by triggering your negative emotions.  By placing posts on your page, that you are likely to engage with for a…
Read More

It Wasn’t Starbucks and It Wasn’t Ashtanga

You have probably heard about the incident at a Starbucks where the cops were called on two Black men who were sitting at a table doing nothing. Shortly after, I…
Read More

Yoga Statistics and Faulty Logic

  I just watched a video where an Ashtanga teacher quoted a statistic that was probably true for her students but definitely was not true for mine.  Earlier this week,…
Read More

Unfollow the Leader

I have always seen social media as an extended kula/community. Maybe that is polyanna-ish.  Yes, I have always used it to market but I never saw it as simply a…
Read More

Ahimsa: Non Harming for Positive Change

No matter how angry we are, the unbreakable vow of the yogi is ahimsa. The Yoga Sutras state that the great vows, and ahimsa is one of them, are not…
Read More