Your week, according to Vedic astrology

Tim Miller is up at Mt. Shasta for the second of two weeks of his annual trip (before, I should note, somehow making it all the way down the length of California, on Saturday, I’m guessing, before starting to welcome the flood of Third Series Teacher Training students on Sunday), where it’s a little smoky from … Continue reading Your week, according to Vedic astrology

The fire of the mountain

Maybe next year we will get up to Mt. Shasta for Tim Miller’s annual (now in its 22nd year) retreat/vacation to California’s crown chakra. Until then, we’ll just have to check the photos on Facebook and read up as Tim recounts the first few days of his time in his blog this week. The subject … Continue reading The fire of the mountain

On the yugas, and how to create your own Golden Age

Good post from Tim Miller this week, following up his last one that teased an end to the Kali Yuga. A few excerpts: Another conception of the yugas comes from Sri Yukteswar, the guru of Paramahansa Yogananda.  In his book, The Holy Science, Sri Yukteswar explains the yugas in a way that makes more sense to … Continue reading On the yugas, and how to create your own Golden Age

Finally, we’re getting back down to the Ashtanga Yoga Center

We’ve been terribly remiss in getting down to San Diego for practice with Tim Miller. Pretty much after he told us to come monthly, something conspired to keep us away — any number of both silly and serious reasons. And so we said we absolutely had to get down for this “The Essence of Sadhana” … Continue reading Finally, we’re getting back down to the Ashtanga Yoga Center

Deep listening, exercising as you age and where to catch Dena Kingsberg this year

First up, a bittersweet nod toward Tim Miller’s latest blog post: In sutra III.36, Patanjali says, “Tatah pratibah sravana vedana adarsa asvada vartah jayante”—Then profound intuition, hearing, touch, vision, taste, and smell appear. Patanjali is referencing qualities here that we could call extra sensory perceptions. These heightened perceptions are presented in the order of the … Continue reading Deep listening, exercising as you age and where to catch Dena Kingsberg this year

A skeptic’s look at the traditional Mysore learning environment

I’ve been sitting on this post for more than a week. I can’t quite get it to a state I’m happy with, but the question at its heart is one that isn’t going away (it was stronger after Monday and Tuesday’s practices, even). I’ve decided I’m just going to toss it out in the ether … Continue reading A skeptic’s look at the traditional Mysore learning environment

Stupid Ashtanga Injuries

Yesterday I was going about my usual afternoon business when I reached up to scratch behind my right ear, and I discovered a sore spot. “Ow!” I said out loud, to nobody. I poked around, investigated, and found a quarter-sized bruise behind my ear. “What the….?” I wondered. Then I started to think about it. … Continue reading Stupid Ashtanga Injuries

Guru Purnima, the royal baby and a chance for a week of bliss

England may rise again. I know a few folks were wondering about Guru Purnima — the full moon in July that falls on the day dedicated to the guru — as we posted around Monday’s full moon, and now Tim Miller, not surprisingly, has summed the day up in his latest blog post: [The] full … Continue reading Guru Purnima, the royal baby and a chance for a week of bliss

Now this is an Ashtanga retreat that makes sense

Why? Because: Ashtango. Yep, no typo. This retreat begins the day with Ashtanga practice and ends (more or less) with Tango lessons: Tashidawa teaches daily Ashtanga yoga classes and Carla Somer leads afternoon Tango technique classes and evening dance events. Combining the skills of dance and the mindful meditation of yoga, this retreat will explore alignment, balance, acceptance, … Continue reading Now this is an Ashtanga retreat that makes sense