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Friday Discussion: Hesitation

This podcast discusses a 2014 paper by Alia Al-Saji about hesitation and seeing the world:

[…] Hesitation, which means literally stopping to interrogate your own habits of seeing, and so loosening those habits. It’s like mindfulness, but not if that means stopping and applying some doctrine (compassion or Stoicism or remembering the no-self or anything like that), but being open to real Otherness, to the unexpected, to what people actually have to say for themselves. Al-Saji thinks this can be done without becoming more tentative, more timid (i.e., the way that women are already taught to hesitate and yield as they move around in the world). Instead of walking around in a fixed role (e.g., a cop looking for criminals), we open ourselves up to think and act differently.

Alia Al-Saji

I found many parallels with the philosophy of the yoga sutras.


Sutra Discussion this Sunday August 23

Dear all,

We’ll be meeting from 10:00 to 11:30am (PT) on Sunday August 23 in a zoom room, link here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5764902076?pwd=azZIZ05EOTQ0WTRqbE5WQWpsZ3RBZz09

We plan to discuss the fourth sutra of Book III, sutra 3.4, about samyama:

Sutra 3.2: trayam ekatra samyama

The practice of these three [dharana, dhyana and samadhi] upon one object is called samyama.

Hope to see some of you then!



In-person led primary tomorrow at 7:00 am

Hello everyone,

Let’s beat the heat and practice outside tomorrow morning. Sabina put together a nice set up in front of the studio so the class will be held there at 7 am. For those of you who prefer to practice at home, I will watch you on my computer screen as usual.

It is a nice opportunity to practice altogether in a familiar setting with familiar faces we might not have seen for a while.

On a practical side, masks will be required until you get on your mat. Bathrooms will be open and hand sanitizer available.

Looking forward to seeing you!

– anne





Tomorrow: The Yoga of the Kathopanishad – A dialog with death : Presentation

Sorry if there are multiple updates. I did not get the post and was not sure if this was posted.

Hello everyone,

Please find the information below for the Yoga of the Kathopanishad presentation tomorrow. The slides are here and a description of the topic is below. You will also see some of the mythological origins for various poses like bakasana, Pashasana etc. I also have a phone number should you wish to dial in. If you have questions you can contact me at ganeshkb1@yahoo.com.

Date/time: Sunday, July 26, 2020. 10AM-11AM PST

Video link: https://meet.google.com/egb-quex-eep

Phone: +1 484-886-4039‬ PIN: ‪782 631‬#


Reminder: The Yoga of the Kathopanishad – A dialog with death : Presentation

Hello everyone, This is a reminder for tomorrow’s presentation. If you are wondering what the end goal of all the asanas we do is, you may find it in this presentation, through the story of Nachiketa – a young boy’s dialog with death. I have a phone link also should you choose to dial in.

Date/time: Sunday, July 26, 2020. 10AM-11AM PST

Video link: https://meet.google.com/egb-quex-eep

Phone: +1 484-886-4039‬ PIN: ‪782 631‬#


Sutra Discussion this Sunday July 26

Dear all,

We’ll be meeting from 10:00 to 11:30am (PT) on Sunday July 26 in a zoom room, link here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5764902076?pwd=azZIZ05EOTQ0WTRqbE5WQWpsZ3RBZz09

We plan to discuss the third sutra of Book III, sutra 3.3, about the eighth (and final) limb of Ashtanga Yoga, samadhi:

Sutra 3.2: tad eva artha matra nirbhasam svarupa shunyam iva samadhih

If in that meditative state, only the object is present, without any modification of mind, that is samadhi.

Hope to see some of you then!