March 14, 2012

A few pages from an abandoned novel, circa 2003

You are born into a body and a place that you do not and will not ever understand. (Intervening happy moment: something impressionistic in the nursery.) You learn through pain and fear to accept the logic and permanence of pain and fear. (Intervening happy moment: Cookie Monster.)
March 7, 2012

Grounding Anusara 3: intimacy, methods, therapy, and making it open-source

1. In yoga it is obvious that economies of scale obstruct relationship. Go big or go home? I’ll go home, thank you very much. Let’s think smaller. 2. Transglobal corporations need definable and saleable products. A Yoga Method with “Universal Principles” works well for its marketing, as we have seen. But a product is not therapy.
March 2, 2012

Grounding Anusara 2: a brief ayurvedic follow-up consultation

The homeless, hyper-mobile, light, fast-paced, and breathless quality of the Anusara collapse can be pacified through various expressions of warmth, weight, stillness, moisture, regular stool production, oiliness, and familial cuddling. Ayurvedic therapy begins here: identifying a central imbalance, and applying balancing/opposing forces to existing vulnerabilities. The most precious thing I learned from my teachers was 'There's nothing good or bad. A thing is always good-for, or bad-for." The technique uses any tool available to correct qualitative imbalances in diet, asana and other physical pursuits, career path, relationships, meditation experience, and even spiritual path.