from Pop Yoga, by Russell Case, livingmysore magazine

"...Menuhin was an israeli and an urbane European who financed Iyengar's teaching trips to London (a yoga now different from Krishnamacharya's as he had deleted the vinyasa form of jumping). Iyengar has been quoted in Elisabeth Kadetsky's book, First There is a Mountain, as saying that the jumping 'makes your mind like a monkey'. Richard Freeman refutes this and says that Iyengar wasn't jumping smoothly enough. Hanuman, Rama's monkey general, had the strength to jump with lightness across the ocean even holding the island of Sri Lanka on his fingertips."

27 comments:

boodiba said...

Richard's one of the most graceful, yoga elves around. I bet he can jump as smoothly as Hanuman.

eeyore said...

he sounds like he'd be pretty amusing, too.

boodiba said...

He kind of speaks in slo-mo on the DVD I had of him. It's weird to tell you the truth. BUT I was miraculously able to do lotus jump backs after just watching him do them once. I wih that could happen for everything.

Anyway I'm appreciative.

boodiba said...

"have of him"

I should proof & then click

eeyore said...

no, shoot from the hip! at least for me, cause i'm so slow t-y-p-o-r, it would take forevor!

boodiba said...

Shooting at the walls of heartache, bang bang!!

eeyore said...

the only time i get to see him is in the lululemon store, they contantly play him on their giant flatscreen. a long time ago i did a one-day workshop he had. he tried to get me to really arch up in urdvha danhurasana and finally gave up. i think i'd pay more attention now.

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boodiba said...

A new twist on banging & shooting for sure.

I've never met Richard actually. But I appreciated the lotus thing. Sometimes that happens with me. The first time Greg showed me the Pinca exit, I got it. I saw & it clicked in my head & I got it immediately. I did fuck it up from time to time for the next month while it gelled, but still.

Yes watch your DVDs. You never know.

eeyore said...

anything is possible? 'impossible is nothing' that's it.

boodiba said...

Right! Impossible is nothing!

eeyore said...

we are the clever ones! on our way to goa.

boodiba said...

You can sing that along to the tune of "We're on a road to nowhere"

eeyore said...

nowhere's better than somewhere!

boodiba said...

the road to nowhere is better than the highway to hell!

eeyore said...

you're full of songs today!

boodiba said...

I yam.

I could use a new band to fall in love with. Last time I swooned was when I found the Dandy Warhols. What was that, six years ago? Maybe seven or eight.

annabella said...

I'm going to hell in a bucket, but at least I'm enjoying the ride!

No Goa for me, unless there is a resort. Am princess and am comfortable admitting these things.

eeyore said...

yes anna, no snakeses there, real snakes, anyway. yogagoa.com, it's not kukio, but it's seeming nice.

chitta vritti said...

Gabi is in Goa! i'd like to go to Gabi someday but i think i am a princess like Anna... mew?

boodiba said...

I can report back.

I'm going to have to figure out how to get my uninsured self some Cipro before I leave...

eeyore said...

can you get it from mexico?

eeyore said...

i wanted to go this summer, to goa, or auroville, but the dates/teachers didn't work

boodiba said...

I don't know... I could try calling my old doctor & begging her to write me a script. Plead poverty.

eeyore said...

worth trying.

boodiba said...

Ya... I wish my mom could get some for me. Or that I had a doctor friend.

eeyore said...

dr acorn?