Self-Reliance – A Homage to Emerson

Self-Reliance – A Homage to Emerson

I have received frequent inquiries from practitioners who find it difficult to continue their practice in the light of the abuse revelations and also the continued denial or non-addressing by many teachers. This article is about how we can deal with these issues,...
Gregor on Ashtanga Dispatch

Gregor on Ashtanga Dispatch

Here is my podcast episode on Peg Mulqueen’s Ashtanga Dispatch: Amongst others we covered the following subjects: if yoga wants to help heal societal and personal problems, then it must become a vehicle for dismantling hierarchical structures. any relationship between...
Ashtanga Parampara or Brand?

Ashtanga Parampara or Brand?

A thought-provoking article from Guy Donahaye, editor of “Guruji – A Portrait Through the Eyes of his Students”. Guy reflects on whether we are really looking at a spiritual lineage or rather a cleverly marketed family business. In this groundbreaking...
Monica on Ashtanga Dispatch

Monica on Ashtanga Dispatch

New Podcast with Monica Ashtanga Yoga – Lost in Translation The Ashtanga Vinyasa system is a great starting point and it’s only an experienced teacher who can really gauge whether that person is or isn’t a good person to modify things. Perhaps this is where it’s...
Mula Bandha Elusive no More

Mula Bandha Elusive no More

I have repeatedly been asked to shed some light onto the “elusive bandhas”. I’m surprised that they are still considered elusive. I have written about the bandhas extensively in my 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2013 textbooks and had assumed that this had laid any elusiveness...