Mercury day poetry: The Selfish Giant (plus Eddie Stern and Mark Singleton)

Bobbie’s going to kick my asana, because today I’m stretching the definition of poetry a bit … too … far. This is absolutely a short story. But it’s still got a poet’s touch, that poet (and playwright) being Oscar Wilde. The story is called, “The Selfish Giant.” Every afternoon, as they were coming from school, … Continue reading Mercury day poetry: The Selfish Giant (plus Eddie Stern and Mark Singleton)

There’s an Ashtanga-specific kickstarter project seeking $3,750

Since we jumped aboard the Mark Singleton-led kickstarter campaign for his Roots of Yoga project, it seems only fair that we highlight a live kickstarter campaign focused specifically on Ashtanga. Here’s the link to the photo book project, which is trying to raise $3,750 to cover the final layout and first printing of the book. … Continue reading There’s an Ashtanga-specific kickstarter project seeking $3,750

The Roots of Yoga project ‘starts in earnest’

As we noted yesterday, the Roots of Yoga project — to translate yoga source books, including some never before translated into English — made its $50,000 kickstarter campaign goal. Today, one of the two translators, Mark Singleton, sent out the following update to those who pledged. I asked him if it would be OK to … Continue reading The Roots of Yoga project ‘starts in earnest’

Big yoga day: Confluence schedule; Roots of Yoga project makes goal; and a paddleboard built for you

It feels like a big day in the yoga world. The 2013 Ashtanga Yoga Confluence schedule is up, and it is just one highlight after the next. A led class by Dena Kingsberg? Check. A led class of how Guruji first taught Ashtanga to Nancy Gilgoff by Nancy? Check check. The list goes on. And … Continue reading Big yoga day: Confluence schedule; Roots of Yoga project makes goal; and a paddleboard built for you

Roots of Yoga project almost to its goal — now’s your time to act

As of a little after midnight GMT — 5 p.m. here in Los Angeles — the Roots of Yoga kickstarter project we talked about is very, very close to its $50,000 goal. With 40 hours to go — as of this moment — the project is at $48,218. That’s less than two days to raise … Continue reading Roots of Yoga project almost to its goal — now’s your time to act

How ‘The Science of Yoga’ book might be hurting yogis

Like most yoga-related media, when “The Science of Yoga” came out earlier this year, we felt obligated to talk about it. Of course, as with a ton of the yoga media, we approached the book with a certain amount of animosity given its big pre-release was via a New York Times magazine article that focused … Continue reading How ‘The Science of Yoga’ book might be hurting yogis

Midweek Rolfing update: I’m walking like a toddler

If I asked you to imagine a toddler learning to walk, the picture would come easily to mind, right? Stiff legs. Unbalanced. Arms out to keep from falling. Sort of maybe a Frankenstein’s creature*-type look. That’s kind of me this week. Our go-to Rolfer — who understands yoga, and Ashtanga in particular — Russ Pfeiffer … Continue reading Midweek Rolfing update: I’m walking like a toddler