It’s OK to research some poses

As promised, video is coming out from the Third Series training via Ashtanga Yoga Hong Kong. Here Tim Miller talks about research poses: The description is nice, too: Answering a student question about how much Research is acceptable, the answer also serves as preparation for the “awkward transition’ in Third Series that happens between the … Continue reading It’s OK to research some poses

If you want, you can be part of a research study into the effects of Ashtanga

If you’re the type who likes to fill out questionnaires or wants to contribute to the greater understanding of yoga’s effects (or both), maybe this is up your alley: an online university study about yoga — targeted at Mysore practitioners. Link to the survey is here. A little about it: Purpose of this study. This study … Continue reading If you want, you can be part of a research study into the effects of Ashtanga

A never-ending Ashtanga story: Research

During our Yatra, we are re-posting some of our top posts from the past 16 or so months. We’ll also try to get new posts up from India, Internet access-willing. We’ll see if we have an experience this time around similar to the one detailed below. *** I am the product of extensive research. Research … Continue reading A never-ending Ashtanga story: Research

For the Love of Research Poses

I am the product of extensive research. Research requires an attitude that is a generous mix of curiosity and tenacity, and a willingness to accept that dead ends are never wasted—just part of the process. Above all, the researcher needs embrace the fact that research—if you’re lucky—never ends, because the point of research is to … Continue reading For the Love of Research Poses

Ashtanga: Evolution and research

By now, I suspect, you’ve read through the trio of Q&As that Yoga International did with David Swenson, Richard Freeman and Tim Miller. Our post linking to them is right here. There’s a lot in them to think about; all three — to my mind — capture a certain essence of each teacher. Putting it … Continue reading Ashtanga: Evolution and research

College student’s religious studies includes researching Ashtanga in Mysore

I mentioned on Tuesday that there seems to be a ton of news related to Ashtanga. There is. Two more after this to go. It’s all about finding the time… But this one is unusual enough to pass along now: A student at Oberlin College has recently returned from Mysore after studying at KPJAYI. Not … Continue reading College student’s religious studies includes researching Ashtanga in Mysore

Kino MacGregor and more: Yoga Research for the Blind update

My friend and fellow Tim Miller teacher trainee, Pam Jeter, has been hard at work on her research on the benefits of yoga for the blind. Pam’s a post-doctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University. What was an interest (we used to practice together at Diana Christinson’s shala) became a passion for Pam. Her program has … Continue reading Kino MacGregor and more: Yoga Research for the Blind update

“More Research”: Tim Miller and the evolution of Ashtanga

It’s early Saturday morning, and a day of rest for me and my fellow teacher trainees (perhaps for you as well). There’ll be an afternoon training session, though, starting with more on the Yoga Sutras and ardha matsyendrasana. There are so many wonderful things going on, it’s hard to sort out where to start, but … Continue reading “More Research”: Tim Miller and the evolution of Ashtanga

Kino MacGregor donates mats to Yoga Research for the Blind

I met my friend Pam Jeter at Diana Christinson’s shala back when I lived in Orange County, but we really bonded at Tim Miller’s Tulum teacher training. Pam was finishing up her doctorate at U.C. Irvine, where I teach. She’s a dedicated Ashtangi, full of energy, and super focused. Since our first meeting,  she’s gone … Continue reading Kino MacGregor donates mats to Yoga Research for the Blind

Of Wheat, Research, and the Hundred Breath Headstand

A while back, Steve and I gave up wheat. We didn’t do this because we were particularly unhappy with our diets. We were curious, after reading a review of Dr. William Davis’s book, Wheat Belly. I’d been mostly raw for a few years, and Steve had moved that way as well. But both of us … Continue reading Of Wheat, Research, and the Hundred Breath Headstand