Iyengar Yoga with Manouso

You had to be there. Keeping it real with Manouso. It was all middle back yesterday and it was mind blowing. I marvel how Manouso gives us the roadmap to finding places in our bodies that have been untouched and dormant. He keeps the yoga real; he makes it accessible so we can relate itContinue reading “Iyengar Yoga with Manouso”

Disillusioned With Iyengar Yoga

Thank you to all who read this blog. I am stunned that so many of you have found your way to it, as I have done nothing to promote it. I told no one about it but somehow word has spread. I feel for my Iyengar Yoga comrades (CIYTs) who are forced to hide thatContinue reading “Disillusioned With Iyengar Yoga”

Iyengar Yoga Adjustments

BKS Iyengar adjusting and instructing Manouso that the perineum should not move toward the anal mouth in parsva sirsana (headstand) during the master class taught by Manouso Manos at the Yoga Journal Iyengar Yoga Intensive in Estes Park, Colorado in 2005. Over eight-hundred people attended. You may view the entire class here, and purchase theContinue reading “Iyengar Yoga Adjustments”

Happy Birthday, Manouso!

Manouso says that some people say he’s a better storyteller than yoga teacher. I’m not sure anybody actually says that, but I appreciate how he uses storytelling to drive a yoga point home. It works. His 69th birthday was Saturday. On Friday his assistants decorated the walls behind them with birthday wishes after counting downContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Manouso!”

Iyengar Yoga Politics

What happened at the US Capitol Wednesday reminded me of the last Iyengar yoga convention in Dallas. Herd mentality and conspiracy theories don’t mix well, just as herd mentality and righteous yogis dripping in white privilege don’t mix. I hear the words…”Don’t be a sheep”. Manouso responded in the most beautiful of ways with aContinue reading “Iyengar Yoga Politics”

Tribute to BKS Iyengar

Every class Manouso teaches is a tribute to BKS Iyengar, and this was especially so on Monday, December 14–BKS Iyengar’s birthday. The guru would have been 102 years old. I continue to be amazed by Manouso’s artistry in weaving together a yoga class that leaves me awestruck. On Monday, Iyengar’s birthday, Manouso led us throughContinue reading “Tribute to BKS Iyengar”

#TRUTH

I’ve taken a break from writing this blog for no other reason than I have been busy. Obviously blog writing is not my source of income, it’s just my way of taking action against something I feel is hugely unjust against someone I consider amazingly generous and giving. Such is life, but sometimes standing idlyContinue reading “#TRUTH”

Iyengar Yoga Dilemma

I recently watched the documentary “The Social Dilemma” on Netflix. This documentary-drama hybrid explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.   In the movie, a tech executive says that fake news travels six times faster than the truth.  As shocking as that is, I wasn’tContinue reading “Iyengar Yoga Dilemma”

The Abode of Yoga

I am so thankful for Manouso Manos’s daily online one-hour classes. They have been a godsend for me during this difficult time of a global pandemic, tanking economy, raging wildfires, natural disasters, racial tensions, violence, and political polarization. And, that’s just in the United States. These problems exist daily world wide. Air pollution doesn’t seemContinue reading “The Abode of Yoga”

PRAMANA

I question the integrity and validity of the independent investigation against Manouso Manos for many reasons: I was in the class where the alleged assault occurred. Though I repeatedly communicated that I was in the class, I was not contacted by the independent investigator until I requested to be interviewed. I checked my notes withContinue reading “PRAMANA”