Roguish Musings

Greetings friends,

I’d like to start sending out a weekly exclusive email to you with discoveries and reveries I have been having regarding yoga practice and other things related to it. I will usually send it out on Thursdays or Fridays, so keep an eye on your inbox.  If  you are interested in receiving these emails, send a short note to ashtangarogue at gmail dot com, and I will add you to my list.

It will include tips on practice, reading recommendations, video suggestions, quotes, and any other sort of things I find interesting that you may also find interesting.  It will also include updates about workshops, moon days, special events, and other goodies.

I am still working on subscription-based newsletters.  I will blog once my subscription base is confirmed.

So without further ado…here’s the inaugural Roguish Musings:

What I’ve been listening to: Alan Watts: The Seminar Series, specifically his lectures on the Pursuit of Pleasure.  He makes some interesting observations about how we often take up self-improvement regimens with such grim determination, when in fact we should be dancing our way through yoga and meditation.  Highly enjoyable lectures from the self-professed “philosophical entertainer.”

An article I’ve been reading: The Evolution of Ashtanga Yoga, Part 1, by my teacher, Matthew Sweeney

A great resource for refining your practice: Watch Sri K Pattabhi Jois lead his senior students through the Primary Series.  A great resource for the fine movements of the vinyasa, and for inspiration to practice.

No coffee, no prana!: A friend recently introduced me to Cafe Bustelo, and to the Italian coffee maker pot.  It’s been my favorite way of cranking the morning prana for teaching and practicing.

Quote I’ve been pondering“Let us prepare our minds as if we’d come to the very end of life.  Let us postpone nothing.  Let us balance life’s books each day….The one who puts the finishing touches on their life each day is never short of time.” -Seneca, Moral Letters, 101.7b-8a

Have a wonderful weekend. The Full Moon is Tuesday December 13th, so no early morning practice that day.  Take rest!

All my best,


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