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No Magic to Protect You in “Wild Thing”, And No Magical Way in Which Yoga Changes the World /// Plus We Heart Be Scofield

By Matthew Remski Nugget: The claim that Wild Thing can be done safely might involve the same wishful/magical thinking as the claim that yoga and meditation will automatically “shift consciousness”, whether individually, communally, or “vibrationally”. Both claims seem to depend upon overlooking concrete material conditions in favour of nurturing faith in vague metaphysical principles. Concrete material conditions demand specific learning...

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Update 3: What Are We Actually Doing In Yoga Asana /// “Wild Thing” Pose: Impossible, Injurious, Poignant

By Matthew Remski Certum est quia impossibile est. — Tertullian I’m closing in on fifty interviews for this project, and it’s getting richer every week. I’ve spoken to a trauma survivor who has been repeatedly triggered in asana classes by both invasive touch and psychological insensitivity. I’ve spoken to a medical doctor (as well as 30-year practitioner and teacher) who...

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Gotta Love Them Juices!

by Kat A lot of Yoga practitioners are looking for a detox program to clean and lighten the body and to improve flexibility. I thought I would share what I have found to work best for me. Juice days for me are really special. And it’s not only because of cleansing the body, and feeling light and flexible. After a few...

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The Great Grain Debate

By Anthea Grimason Whether to eat grains or not really depends on the type of grain we’re talking about, your body type and any current health issues. There is so much variety but unfortunately the more readily available and processed grains like white bread, pasta and rice are totally devoid of nutrition. Even whole wheat bread in the supermarket is...

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When Yoga makes you angry!

by Melanie Cooper A new student recently said she had been told that if a yoga teacher knows what they are doing and teaches the class properly then the students should leave feeling energised and good. Did I agree? Well, I thought, I guess that does often happen – but not all the time. Students can leave anasanapractice feeling angry,...

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The Box – Being Inside Looking Outside: An Ashtanga Story

By Norman Blair I would like to present this piece in the spirit of compassion, co-operation and communication. My thanks to Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Sharat Jois and all teachers who have developed this practice and helped me along this path. The purpose of writing is to encourage debate and dialogue amongst practitioners. Some of what is written might be...

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Attached to your mat? Why the yoga mat is undermining your practice.

By Brian Cooper PhD and Chris Norris PhD Much could be written about the psychological significance of rolling out your mat, with its implications of marking out your territory, creating your own space and perhaps saying something about your personality by the size and thickness of your mat. We will leave this for another article and focus on the anatomical...

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Maha Mala Give-Away!

We have a winner!!! Check out the lucky submission below. Nora a friend of mine recently showed me the range of beautiful malas that her company Maha Mala makes here in India. Ruminating for no more than a few seconds it came to me that it would be a great way to thank everyone that is supporting the site if...

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David Keil Interview

If you are interested in Yoga Anatomy or Ashtanaga you will know about David Keil. With his great and informative website http://www.yoganatomy.com/ and worldwide workshops. I was like a kid in a toy shop when I got the chance to interview David. Loads of topics were covered with plenty of geeky anatomy talk. At this time I am posting the...

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