“Most people instinctively realize that the danger involved in spiritual advancement is the danger of personality extinction.” I had a shocking injury several years ago. Since then, I’ve had more acute interest in how wounds heal and, by extension, the … Continue reading Some thoughts on Fear, Injury and Change
In yoga philosophy, suffering is explained as being the result of an action, taken sometime in the past, that is now bearing fruit. For instance if you made a decision and took an action not likely to end well, you … Continue reading 4 Tools for awareness & less suffering
This is just to say, I love Stephen Tobolowsky’s podcast. He has moved on to other projects, but not without leaving about 70 hours of great stories online for us to listen to. These are my company when I feel … Continue reading Little Miss Hard to Get.
(re-posted from 2010.) I am sometimes asked by teachers whether they can integrate some of the movements from the Shadow Yoga practice into their classes. The short answer is: it’s not a good idea. Here is a longer answer: Yoga … Continue reading On Teaching Shadow Yoga
note as I re-post this in 2015: Robert Svoboda is in my experience and unfailingly engaging speaker and conversationalist. I am so grateful for the brief times I’ve spent in his company; most notably, on a rooftop in India, in early … Continue reading Robert Svoboda: Seattle 2009