yoga 2.0: shamanic echoes (with scott petrie)
yoga 2.0: shamanic echoes, co-written with Scott Petrie, is a natural history of yoga practice. Written in a mālā of 108 “beads”, this work of poetic philosophy explores the shamanic roots of practice through reveries on evolutionary biology and psychology, oral vs. written culture, and the changing meaning of the human body. Follow @yoga2point0.
Here are some reviews of the book:
Yoga 2.0 uncovers some of our hidden assumptions about yoga, scans them against traditional insights, and then redresses core yogic teachings in a modern language that is both philosophical and funny. This book is a treasure. It’s also the beginning of an inquiry that is not afraid of genuine conversation, cross-cultural dialogue, and literary enjoyment. The real strength of this book is that it’s written by two people genuinely interested in starting a conversation – a conversation I want to join. It warns against fashion while embracing pop culture. I highly recommend this oddity.
~ Michael Stone Director of Centre of Gravity Sangha and author of
The Inner Tradition of Yoga and Yoga For A World Out of Balance.
…thoughtful, poetic reflection on Yoga today…We need more of this provocative stuff…
~ Georg Feuerstein author of over 30 books onYoga, Tantra, and Hinduism.
“…this book is a call to arms; a call to practice yoga, not an attempt to codify a new system. It is a provocation to action. It’s meant to be read as a manifesto to challenge to the idioms, conventions, and traditions of the past, by means of experimenting with new ideas. In exhuming the language of manifesto, we are being deliberately provoked about our own practice. And if our practice shakes with seismic rumbles while we read the questions, then the only thing left to do is to get it together, start over, and manifest our yoga again.
~ Priya Thomas, Yoga Examiner
“…the book itself works as sort of a crazy wisdom practice; a melding of evolutionary theory, postmodern irony, and heart-centered sincerity seeking to connect us to our life source by tapping into yoga’s shamanic roots.
~ Carol Horton, Elephant Journal
“Yoga 2.0 is a long overdue steampunk yoga interface for contemporary culture. Don’t bother finding a quiet corner. Open Yoga 2.0 wherever you find yourself – subway, grocery line, or traffic jam – and practice a svadyaya immersed in the full cry of life.”
~ Susan Maier-Moul, The Magazine of Yogaread full review
yoga 2.0: shamanic echoes