‘Cept You and Me, Babe

The Inner Spiral, which is associated with the water element, and springtime, expands! So don’t stay indoors, come to FREE / By Donation Community Yoga at Sangha Yoga Collective today (Sunday, March 30), at 4 pm.

The Considered Kula

Cover of Alone Together by Sherry Turkle Sherry Turkle, Alone Together (New York: Basic Books, 2010)

Last night I attended a lecture by Sherry Turkle, Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT and the founder (2001) and current director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self. She was talking about her new book, Alone Togther: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other (New York: Basic Books, 2010). I also heard her speak of this on Being with Krista Tippett in a show called “Alive Enough? Reflecting on Our Technology.”

Expect here soon a longer reflection on that lecture, and how yoga may provide a different stance. For now, consider that some of how she started was already anticipated in a song by Greg Brown, “‘Cept You and Me, Babe” on his album Covenant (2006, Red…

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3 Poses for Neck and Shoulder Pain | Yoga International

Purvottanāsana prep

As many of you know, I sustained a shoulder injury in a fall on campus where I teach. This revealed an earlier shoulder injury. I am an admirer of Doug Keller’s work on yoga anatomy and philosophy. I recommend this article to you for good shoulder health in your personal practice.

Neck and shoulder pain is epidemic in our Web-surfing society, and the typical yoga practice may not cure it. Here are three easy poses to keep you pain-free.

via 3 Poses for Neck and Shoulder Pain | Yoga International.

What to do when an earthquake hits during Hanumanasana

I hope you like this short little post from one of our fellow yogis on the other coast. How would we respond to life’s little quakes and aftershocks?

The Confluence Countdown

The easiest thing is just to pretend the rolling waves in the earth are the rolling waves of the water between India and Lanka.

I was just settling into my (not terribly wonderful) Hanumanasana when the biggest earthquake to hit Los Angeles in years struck this morning, about 6:25 a.m. Here’s some details from the LA Times:

There have been six smaller aftershocks so far and more are expected.

Robert Graves, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, told reporters that Monday’s earthquake was the most significant shake in this Southern California area since the magnitude 5.5 earthquake in Chino Hills in 2008.

Graves said there have been a couple of aftershocks already since the magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck six miles from Westwood at 6:25 a.m. Monday. Graves said there is always the small possibility that the 4.4 earthquake was only a prelude to an equal or stronger shake.

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