February 24, 2012

Grounding Anusara

The Anusara situation reminds me of some of the greatest insights of Baudrillard and Foucault. 1. The spectacle of power always conceals a lack. 2. The clothes of the emperor amplify his nakedness.
January 15, 2012

Elemental Rest: an Ayurvedic Approach to Restorative Yoga

Regardless of training or lineage, teachers of Restorative yoga share a common language of ecology and mothering. We naturally gravitate towards the grounding and support of a restorative pose, buoyed up by props. We are sensitive to the flow of circulation, the glow of internal resolution, the rippling oscillation of breath, and the expansiveness of mind and heart. These common terms express the elemental powers of earth, water, fire, air, and space. They allow the bodymind, in rest and quietude, to understand and enjoy its coherence with the living world. Perhaps without knowing it, we’re using the language of Ayurveda.