July 25, 2014

WAWADIA UPDATE #11 /// Methods to Reduce Injury: An Interview Subject Speaks Out

Track complaints. Measure their frequency and prioritize them. Propose and design changes. Implement fixes and resolve them. Train staff to do better. Customers expect no less of us and we know that we won't retain them unless we address their issues.
July 3, 2014

WAWADIA Update #8 /// Notes on my Hospitalization

For more than a century, yoga has straddled the paradigmatic threshold between an intuition-based knowledge fostered internally and nurtured by anecdote for generations, and the evidence-based knowledge that has evolved through the intersubjective process of shared, repeatable research. When I was briefly hospitalized last week, I was lucid enough, and not too discomforted by pain, that I could sit for while on that threshold and meditate.
June 28, 2014

Anything Is Possible? Um, No. /// A Yoga Selfie Blog Fail

What I can say for sure is that people get injured in asana when they are encourashamed by unrealistic expectations projected by people who don't notice or pay attention to difference because if they did they would have to modulate their belief in the universal value of whatever they're selling. So I'm asking for that to stop, please.
June 20, 2014

WAWADIA update #7 /// Pain, Performance, and Politics in Yoga: a Conversation with Mike Hoolboom

I have developed a wariness around yoga that has kept me from the mat. I remember reading about Krishnamacharya, the great modernist yoga collage artist/teacher, who offered everyone their own practice. This series of poses would evolve (and continue to evolve) after watching the individual student, and working with them, and adjusting them. In other words, the practice of yoga was relational. Doesn’t this make sense? But perhaps there’s no time for that in studio culture. Perhaps everyone would go broke if it all came down to one on one.