Shivers Up The Spine: The Yoga Examiner

By Priya A. Thomas | Discussions/interviews about yoga

For Every Phase of the Moon: Toronto Yoga Educator Diane Bruni on Resilience and Reinvention

Diane Bruni, both photos: House of Bonas<p>O n Friday, April 13th, 2012, Toronto yoga educator Diane Bruni was diagnosed with an aggressive form of …

Midwinter Bliss with Yogi, Surfer and Blissologist Eoin Finn

Midwinter Whiteout, Toronto January 7, 2014, photo: 100M<p>I don’t know where you live, but I live in a city. Cities can be confusing places in the …

Master Ren and Lou Reed Tai Chi class, Sydney Opera House

Lou Reed (1942-2013)

<b>"Life is like Sanskrit read to a pony."</b> -Lou Reed (1942-2013)<p>L ou Reed, a man who needs no introduction, moved on today. I've since been thinking …

The Ties that Bind: A Conversation with Actor, Author and Yoga Instructor Amanda Erin Miller

<i>One Breath, Then Another</i>, by Amanda Erin Miller<p>A t the end of the last semester I found myself telling my dissertation advisor that I didn’t like any …

This is No Time for Dull Instruments. Yogis and Philosophy with Shyam Ranganathan, PhD.

<i>"The sign of a true yogi is thus not how flexible their bodies are, but rather how willing they are to be philosophical about personhood, and</i> …

The Long Journey of a Blue Letter: Chanting and Yoga with Mekhala Desikachar of Krishnamacarya Yoga Mandiram

W hen i was young, I remember blue aerogramme letters coming to the house. They would come every three and a half weeks; and then a return letter …

Living on the Frontiers of your own Voice: Yoga and Writing with Author Bruce Black

P ropped up against the brick of our fireplace at home is a vinyl release of <i>A Child's Christmas in Wales</i> read by Dylan Thomas. Anyone who has heard …

There's a Trace of it in Everything: Choreographer Richard Tremblay on Yoga, Kathakali Dance Theatre, and Choreographic Practice

<b>"Anyway, so I went to the Himalayas and that's where I met my guru Tat Wale Baba. He lived on the banks of the Ganga river....in the same place where</b> …

A Force Like No Other: Improvising the Tradition with Ron Reid and Marla Meenakshi Joy

"R eally?" I hesitated..."I'm not sure I want to do ashtanga".<p>"Ok but honestly just check it out. You'll love it. It's like free jazz or …

A Kind of Yogic Quest for Viveka - Mark Singleton on Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice

T he long lines of white light, high ceilings and the sprung wooden floors of The National Ballet School of Canada are, for a single weekend in …

Do Yogis Still Fly? Fables and Flightpaths of the Itinerant Yogi: An Interview with Jim Mallinson PhD

Sir William James Mallinson PhD, self-portrait<p>Dr. Jim Mallinson and Balyogi Shri Ram Balak Das<p>B ob Dylan, birds, planes, yogis. Motorcycles, birds, …

Your Mind was Made for More than Thinking: Getting Online with Erich Schiffmann

<i>"Don't make up your own mind. Use your mind to get online. Listen for what to do. And when you listen for what to do, the online knowing registers</i> …

The Cultural Circuitry of Yoga in America: An Interview with Author Stefanie Syman

<i>"The group, Leary, Swain and the Vedanta devotees then sat cross-legged on Oriental rugs and chanted. When the acid hit, Leary saw shock and</i> …

Geoffrey Wiebe on Mirror Neurons and Beloved Yoga Teachers: Free, Life-Affirming and Dangerous

T he word vrtti is an interesting one. It rolls off the tongues of yogis fluently, and I always imagine that word has the power to invoke itself...to …

1968, Meditation and Obstinate Faith: A Litany of Daisy Chains for Dear Prudence

Prudence Anne Villiers Farrow Bruns in Rishikesh, front row left<p>I have a set of pushpins squeezed into a pretend timeline in my mind. It’s linear …

Yoga in Practice: In and Out of the Labyrinth with Historian David Gordon White, Phd

I think it was W.H Auden who said, "a real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us". This may be truer still for anthologies, short …

When Discipline Sets You Free, The Beauty of a Dogmatic Practice: David Robson on Mysore-style Ashtanga Yoga

<i>"The beauty of the practice is that, inside of the structure of it, there is still room for interpretation."</i> (David Robson, Co-Owner and Director of …