January 23, 2008 Love has a Technology

Love can transform societies and ultimately the whole world. We need love. Love is the answer. But how do you learn love? How does the world learn to love? What if you wanted to learn to play the violin, would you just pick up the violin and play? There are a few rare...

January 17, 2008 Viveka: Honing Critical Thinking Skills

One of my students told me that since she watched Zeitgeist, she hasn’t really been able to sleep well and her mind has been completely absorbed in the horror of what is happening in the world and her seeming powerlessness. For those of you who haven’t...

Yoga and Depression

At this time of year depression is a huge force that many people are contending with. We’ve been lucky here in Asheville to have a few days of respite from the winter (or, maybe not, if we owe that to global warming). Warmer weather certainly can shift mood. But...

Formalizing Your Resolutions

I made a resolution to start the Subtle Yoga blog in 2008. Today is a good, snowy day out there – a fine day to get started. New Year’s of course, is the time for resolutions. Most people have just been bombarded with eggnog, Christmas cookies and...