I’m very excited to have written the featured article, “Upwardly Mobile” for the current (Oct. 2012) issue of Yoga Journal. My deepest thanks go out to my fantastic editor Charity Ferreira, my creative partner Lydia Mann, model Kate Holcombe, and yoga spotter extraordinaire, Jennifer Rodrigue.
In June I flew out to San Francisco for a day to help with the photo shoot, and I had a blast. It was a long day, and we shot a record number of poses for a YJ practice article (23), but since we were so efficient, we had time to shoot a video of the sequence, which is available at Yoga Journal’s livemag.
The sequence itself is one I’ve been teaching for about 20 years, and is the central piece of the DVD I released thru Human Kinetics in 2010. I’m really pleased to be sharing it with a wider audience. Below, I’m attaching the original drawing of the sequence from 1993, and some images of the photo shoot at Michael Winokur’s studio.
Give the practice a try and let me know what you think!
The New York Times proclaimed the other day in a Global Update from Uganda:
Male Circumcision May Help Protect Sexual Partners Against Cervical Cancer
My friend Gil Hedley and I are in in complete agreement about not mutilating infant male genitalia, so I sent him the article, and he replied with a particularly (and characteristically) funny rant, which he has given me permission to share…
HYDERABAD, India (AFP) – Doctors treating Indian spiritual leader Sai Baba, one of the country’s most famous gurus, said on Thursday his health was deteriorating fast as devotees massed to pray for his recovery.
I found this to be very inspirational (no pun intended). The bit at the end when she sings is incredibly moving.
One interesting point; when she talks about her reluctance to have the lung transplant, she said something like, “I’ve spent a lifetime training my lungs – so I don’t want to give them up.”
About time. We’ve been telling the truth about orthotics for years.
Money quote: “As for ‘corrective’ orthotics…they do not correct so much as lead to a reduction in muscle strength.” Continue reading