babies teaching babies

John Friend and Anusara Yoga have never been my cup of chai but to each their own.  If you get high on the love and lite and kula, knock yourself out.  But I do have to say that I agree with what Friend says in this video. In my area of far west suburban Chicago,…

what is your yoga truth?

Hanumanasana is Overrated “From a standpoint where the purpose of Hatha yoga is to facilitate and maintain a healthy functioning body, there is no reason why a person would ever need to be able to do Hanumanasana. However unattached we may be in working towards it, the goal belies our better purpose. Touting images of…

the dharma of doo-doo

It always does my heart good when I hear a student talk about how yoga has helped them in their life. Most of the realizations I’ve heard are more about the non-physical than the physical, things on a deeper level than achieving an arm balance or handstand. I sit back and say to myself (or…

sh*t a crazy old yogini says

You’ve heard about the twitter and Facebook phenom “Sh*t My Dad Says” (which I love by the way)? Then welcome to the newest feature of this blog: Sh*t a Crazy Old Yogini Says. “Practice itself is the vehicle of enlightenment. There are those rare among us who instantly become self-realized, but for the rest, it…

life is a vinyasa

1. I am of the nature to grow old. There is no way to escape growing old. The forever changing images that I see in the mirror each morning remind me of the first of Buddha’s Five Remembrances. Today this soul’s present incarnation has been on this planet for over 50 years. My photographs are…

"Yoga For A World Out Of Balance"

Many thanks to Michael Stone for sending me this passage from his book Yoga For A World Out Of Balance: Teachings on Ethics and Social Action and allowing me to use it for a blog post. This excerpt resonated with me on such a deep level that it gave me pause, especially the sentence: “Yoga…