What Is Masculinity?

What is masculinity? How do you define it? For yourself, let alone for us as a culture. It’s a topic increasingly receiving examination. From me and others. In my Humanitou conversations — an ongoing social art project of humanness and creativity — I ask men for their thoughts on masculinity. What Read more…

The Yoga Self vs. self

Random capitalization used to bother me (and might still). So, when I write Self with a capital “S” in yoga posts on this site or social media, I think of the fellow writers and word-lovers who might snag on that seemingly over-sized and thoughtless S. I assure you it’s anything Read more…

Yoga Teacher or Instructor?

I teach yoga at Root Center for Yoga and Sacred Studies in Colorado Springs. It’s where I apprenticed for nearly a year, a deep immersion in something I’ve always felt but intellectually have been ignorant of: what yoga is. Less than two years ago I began really remembering a deep-seated interest in Read more…

What Is Yoga, Really?

The images we see of yoga largely are a limited view of a Western trend. It emphasizes the physical practice of asanas. Bodies bending and stretching into shapes on a rectangular mat. Defined minutes of a class conducted within the defined walls of a studio. But the ancient spiritual practice Read more…

Seva, Karma + Karma Yoga

With Veterans Day approaching, and my being a U.S. Army veteran, I’ve been contemplating the concept of service. It will be the theme that guides the Rooted in Seva yoga class I will teach on Veterans Day. Seva in Sanskrit, the language of yoga, means selfless service. Military veterans are Read more…