Posts Tagged: mind and body

Yoga and the Art of Lower Back Maintenance

“We enter the path of practice through the door of knowledge, perhaps from a Dharma talk or a book. We continue along the path, and our suffering lessens, little by little. But at some point, all of our concepts and

Yoga and the Art of Lower Back Maintenance

“We enter the path of practice through the door of knowledge, perhaps from a Dharma talk or a book. We continue along the path, and our suffering lessens, little by little. But at some point, all of our concepts and

A List of Deadening Things, pt. 2

Deadening (the opposite of radicalizing) things, continued. We can endeavor to avoid what we can identify. Looking at a screen Too much responsibility Being given options when you don’t have a preference Not relating to presented concerns Being talked down to Having

A List of Deadening Things, pt. 2

Deadening (the opposite of radicalizing) things, continued. We can endeavor to avoid what we can identify. Looking at a screen Too much responsibility Being given options when you don’t have a preference Not relating to presented concerns Being talked down to Having

Animal First, Citizen Second: Talking the Bodily Politic with Nance Klehm

The City of Chicago is not known for its fertile beauty, or for its receptivity to political activism. But ‘dirty activist’ and Illinois native Nance Klehm has built a life’s work there, grounded in the belief that there is no

Animal First, Citizen Second: Talking the Bodily Politic with Nance Klehm

The City of Chicago is not known for its fertile beauty, or for its receptivity to political activism. But ‘dirty activist’ and Illinois native Nance Klehm has built a life’s work there, grounded in the belief that there is no

Cornel West and BKS Iyengar: joy, suffering, and moral constipation

As I’m reading BKS Iyengar’s Light on Life, I’m teaching the koshas to my classes, one a week. But as he points out, the koshas, or sheaths of being, are not one then another, they are interpenetrating, mapping and remapping

Cornel West and BKS Iyengar: joy, suffering, and moral constipation

As I’m reading BKS Iyengar’s Light on Life, I’m teaching the koshas to my classes, one a week. But as he points out, the koshas, or sheaths of being, are not one then another, they are interpenetrating, mapping and remapping

Yoga Practice: the Koshas

ANNAMAYA KOSHA Today paschimottanasana, the deep, seated forward fold, is the final pose of my asana practice. I’ve been practicing warm standing poses, twists and folds today, so when I begin in dandasana, I don’t need to fidget to arrive

Yoga Practice: the Koshas

ANNAMAYA KOSHA Today paschimottanasana, the deep, seated forward fold, is the final pose of my asana practice. I’ve been practicing warm standing poses, twists and folds today, so when I begin in dandasana, I don’t need to fidget to arrive

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Excitement about Art that Concerns Mortality, December of 2010

It happened one time that I found a new constellation of concepts, well-represented, all in a week (December 2-8, 2010). They are still my touchstones, here described and linked. A couple things have been very exciting the past few days.

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Excitement about Art that Concerns Mortality, December of 2010

It happened one time that I found a new constellation of concepts, well-represented, all in a week (December 2-8, 2010). They are still my touchstones, here described and linked. A couple things have been very exciting the past few days.