1 Percent Theory, No Spoilers

1 Percent Theory, No Spoilers

This piece is dedicated to Thomas Still, the very fine author who wrote “1 Percent Theory” An Attempt to Reconstruct the Forgotten Lessons of Ashtanga Yoga as Taught by Shri K. Pattabhi Jois. His book is available through Ashtanga.com, Amazon and numerous second hand book sellers. I review this book on Goodreads immediately after I finish […]

Hype or Hope?

Hype or Hope?

If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things. -Rene Descartes, philosopher and mathematician (31 Mar 1596-1650) Tomorrow I’m subbing again for the Kundalini class in Santa Clarita. I love teaching this style, which incorporates chanting, meditation, […]

Over it

Over it

“Shouldn’t you be over that by now?” is what she asks me. Before I elaborate on what “it” is, the following analogy: Let’s say you’re a kid. Your dog has puppies. Your parents, bless their hearts relatively loving yet decidedly overburdened, can’t handle the additional expense. No one means to traumatize you for life. In fact, […]

Does this Body make me look fat?

Does this Body make me look fat?

“Anime” and “Manga” are words in English. “Anime” is a style of animation that originated in Japan with full-fledged young adult/adult level story lines, very distinctive from Saturday morning cartoons of yore. Manga refers to the graphic novels or comics drawn in this particular style. Americans I know who enjoy anime and manga consider them […]