Walking Away: On the Power of Refusing to Stay

words by erica morton magill “There is nothing mysterious or natural about authority. It is formed, irradiated, disseminated; it is instrumental, it is persuasive; it has status, it establishes canons of taste and value; it is virtually indistinguishable from certain ideas it signifies as true, and from traditions, perceptions, and judgments it forms, transmits, reproduces. Above all, authority can, indeed …

Yoga Podcast Ep. 64: Mark Bint

Mark Bint grew up with two parents who cannot hear; Mark is known as a CODA, a child of deaf adults. And in today’s episode, Mark tells his story and how growing up in a non-hearing home taught him what it truly means to listen.

Out of the Shadows

There can be no shadow without light, no light without dark. This is the great paradox. And so while we like to sort such opposing energies separate and away from each other, the truth is, they are not separate at all.

Dr. Shyam Ranganathan

Yoga Podcast Ep. 58: Dr. Shyam Ranganathan

Dr. Shyam Ranganathan explains the process of translating spiritual texts; how belief systems, both conscious and unconscious, can influence our interpretations; and why logic is better than experience in deciphering ethics.

Yoga Podcast Ep. 56: Dan Nevins || Living Life to Its Fullest

In 2004, after an explosion in Iraq, Dan Nevins would ultimate lose both his legs. And in today’s pod, Dan will not only tell you this story – but also about his life, before and after. Including how he was introduced to yoga which, as he will tell you, saved him during a particularly dark time.

The Wolf

Fiercely protective and instinctual, but also dangerously unpredictable, the wolf reminds us what it means to be raw and uncivilized. Of our own wilder essence. Before it got edited out. Before we became tame. We see in her what was once in us.

Tradition: The Thread That Connects Us

Tradition is a living, evolving body of wisdom; stories, beliefs, and practices passed along, there to both ground us and guide us. But in being passed along means there is movement. So these roots also come with the freedom to grow what’s in accordance to what is most natural for us.

A Loving Kind of Madness

Rather than avoid or deny our anger, we need to get closer. Because beneath that anger is a wound that needs love and a hurt that needs to heal.