Sun salute flip book, KD, the Smithsonian and more

A quick list of things you ought to check out. David Robson has posted a Surya Namaskara Flip Book.  Flip it and have fun. (Seems to fit in with our jumping back themes of late.) You might also want to read the introduction. Nice, quick take on ye olde Ashtanga practice. If you missed Tim Miller’s blog post this … Continue reading Sun salute flip book, KD, the Smithsonian and more

A Bukowski poem, on moving to LA

I don’t know too many writers — male mostly, I’ll admit — who didn’t go through their Bukowski phase. The question more tends to be whether, maybe how, they come out of it. Charles Bukowski is, arguably, Los Angeles’ great poet. Ray Bradbury may have him beat as LA’s great writer, and any great number … Continue reading A Bukowski poem, on moving to LA

A beautiful Hanuman devotional aid from Sangita Yoga

Here’s a little something just in time for Hanuman Jayanthi. Naren Schreiner of Sangita Yoga — which performed the sacred music at the Ashtanga Yoga Confluence this year — has uploaded a track recorded at the Confluence. The song? (Is “song” the right word?) Jai Bolo Hanuman Ki, which he wrote just for the Confluence. … Continue reading A beautiful Hanuman devotional aid from Sangita Yoga

The Krishna Das documentary gets a release date: June 17

I know I was a little skeptical about the release of the Krishna Das documentary, which originally was only “coming soon,” so I’m happy to report a date and place for the film’s release: June 17 at the Maui Film Festival. You can click on the movie website for info or the film fest’s one. … Continue reading The Krishna Das documentary gets a release date: June 17

A little bit on Beastie Boy MCA’s Buddhism

We’re taking a little sidetrack this morning. Yesterday, Beastie Boy Adam Yauch — aka MCA — passed away after a three-year fight with cancer. We noted that Eddie Stern had added a remembrance at his website. I think he’s updated it a little. His site is here, of course. I can’t adequately describe the band’s … Continue reading A little bit on Beastie Boy MCA’s Buddhism

Random thoughts from Sunday at the Confluence

A final wrap-up of our thought-by-thought impression of the Ashtanga Yoga Conflence. More on some specifics to come, trust us. Sunday’s theme was: “Well, we’ve already blown your mind, so what’s a little more mind-blowing going to hurt?” Sunday Mysore: Bobbie: The practice room and the Boardroom (where the first wave went to do closing)–everyone … Continue reading Random thoughts from Sunday at the Confluence

Fearful symmetry: Confluence in SD, Competition in NY

So, as we Asthangis gather in San Diego today — right this second, we are half way there, paused in Irvine so Bobbie can teach her class — a different type of yoga gathering is happening in New York. The National Yoga Asana Championship. It’s getting lots of press — here’s a Wall St. Journal … Continue reading Fearful symmetry: Confluence in SD, Competition in NY

A great list of a bunch of yogas I’ll never, ever do

First off, a disclaimer. I’m in a foul mood. It’s lingering from the end of the last post, and it was not helped by a lousy night sleep followed by getting up too late to practice. (We’ll see what, if anything I can get in tonight after work. Either way, not exactly off to the … Continue reading A great list of a bunch of yogas I’ll never, ever do

Are we getting too much info, too quickly, from Mysore?

There is so much stuff in Kino MacGregor’s latest recap of Sharath’s conference from Sunday I don’t know where to begin. So I’m going to begin with this: I think it might be best to take anything you read from Mysore with a major grain of salt. This is especially true of the transmissions of … Continue reading Are we getting too much info, too quickly, from Mysore?