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Posted on 6/11/07
5th Annual Ashtanga Yoga Sumer Immersion with David Garriques kicks off this Sunday June 17th at 9:30AM at the Yoga Barn in Ivy. The rest of the week will be early morning mysore practice led by David and all day workshops as well as the regular ashtanga yoga classes at the yoga shala in Belmont. Don't miss the pool party in Ivy on June 30th!
For more information on the specifics of...
Posted on 5/15/07
On May 29th ...
Posted on 5/3/07
We just finished our Yogathon and Blissfest meeting last night. There is so much to do to make an event like this happen. Last night, I went to bed probably like all the other committee members thinking "man, there is so much to do for this event it is overwhelming. How can I possibly do all of this along with all the other millions of things I have to do in my life?"
It is good during...
Posted on 5/3/07
I have a new habit. It is free, simple and fills me with peace. Moon Bathing.
Try it sometime. Find a place to sit, lie or be mellow. Turn off everything electronic. Bask in moonlight.
I am lucky that the we have a huge window in our place that faces due east. Each month around the full moon when the Pacific Northwest skies are clear, you'll find me surrounded by pillows on a...
Posted on 4/17/07
This past Saturday I attended the Step It up 2007 rally here in Charlottesville, as part of the nationwide effort to raise awareness about global warming and to convince lawmakers to create legislation and policy changes to reduce greenhouse emissions 80% by 2050. Despite the rain, about 150 people showed up to hear speakers from...
Posted on 3/29/07
Posted on 3/23/07
Michelle and I watched Born into Brothels last night, a moving documentary about a children living in Calcutta's red light district. Having seen first hand children living on the streets of India, and knowing how desperate and hopeless those situations typically are, I was even more inspired by the incredible work of Dr...
Posted on 3/18/07
This weekend I was thrilled to be asked to talk about "Love" at my friend Tom and Rhonda's wedding. Since I have always wanted to get a doctorate in the "Philosophy of Love" this was an apt topic.
We spend so much time thinking about it and it is good to become clear about what this powerful force called Love really is.
Here are excerpts from the wedding speech I came up with....
Posted on 3/11/07
On March 17th, yogis will gather in Miami Beach, Florida at The Dezerland Plaza Hotel to participate in the 4th Annual Karmapalooza. The mission of this...
Posted on 2/15/07
The Buddha has said "All that we are is a result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become." What are you thinking today?
Posted on 2/14/07
Many of us can get caught up in the idea that we have to be in a relationship to enjoy Valentine's Day. And many people become depressed or lonely on Valentine's Day. Everyone around us is receiving flowers, candy and invitations to fancy dinners. Even those of us in relationships build up expectations about what we are supposed to receive or perhaps compare our relationships to those of...
Posted on 2/12/07
Posted on 1/31/07
The recently discovered bridge, currently named as Adam's Bridge, made of chain of shoals, c.18 mi (30 km) long, in the Palk Strait between India and Sri Lanka, reveals a mystery behind it. The bridge's unique curvature and...
Posted on 1/16/07
Posted on 1/15/07
Last week, after class, one of my friends and students asked me if I had any recommendations on where to find good mens yoga pants. I told him that I have a couple pairs of Swadeshi Yoga pants that I really like, but didn't know if they made any long enough to fit his 6'5" frame. He sent the following email to them:...
Posted on 1/9/07
(from Biswajeet Banerjee, writer for the Associated Press)<>"Thousands of Hindu holy men threatened Monday to boycott ceremonies at a weeks-long pilgrimage to wash away their sins in the Ganges, saying the divine river was too polluted.
The saffron-clad, ash-smeared holy men, or sadhus, gathered at the fair grounds in Allahabad to demand the state of the waters be improved by Jan....
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