This blog is essentially 'sleeping'.

I've deleted or returned to draft 80% of the blog, gone are most, if not all, of the videos I posted of Pattabhi Jois, gone are most of the posts regarding my own practice as well as most of my practice videos in YouTube, other than those linked to my Vinyasa Yoga Practice Book).

Mostly I've just retained the 'Research' posts, those relating to Krishnamacharya in particular.

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REVIEWS

Update 2019

I recommend having a look at this post, an overview of articles and posts on Pattabhi Jois' abuse


Before buying any of the books, dvds  etc. below or attending any of the workshops mentioned, you may want to google the name of the teacher followed by "Jois abuse" to see if they have spoken up regarding Jois' behaviour. Many of the early teachers that we have revered, looked the other way, talkled down victims, enabled or were and continue to be apologists for Jois, as well as continuing to keep his photo in pride of place in their shalas, this may make us think twice about purchasing their products.


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This is a page in progress as I try to bring about all the...., I hesitate to call them reviews, posts on different Books, DVD's, Mats and what have you that I've put up since 2007

Once I've added all the titles and links I'll see about organising them into categories and perhaps adding Cover shots of the books dvd's etc..

Within the categories I've kept them in the order in which they were posted on the blog.



BOOKS



I just came across Guy and Eddie’s ‘Guruji’ still buried away on my Kindle, I deleted it. With every new first hand account of Jois’ sexual abuse, or report of the general awareness of his behaviour in the community at the time from a senior practitioner, I find myself ever more... disgusted with the book, that it was ever written, that many who contributed were happy to do so without referencing his behaviour, ignoring his abuse, promoting, ultimately enabling. Many it seems, if not all of the contributors, were at least vaguely aware, if not having first hand experience, of Jois’ behaviour. They didn’t just look the other way, but promoted the man, continued to call him Guruji, put up his photo in pride of place in their shalas and sent those in their care to him, surely aware that he might abuse them too. Those who did so knew too that some, not all, but some of those who came to them to learn yoga, came for healing and yet sent them anyway, half way across the world into the hands of a sexual abuser. Like many abusers, and mine as a child was a GP, Jois no doubt instinctively targeted those confused enough at the time, vulnerable at the time, not weak but for a time, in that particular time, vulnerable to abuse. He no doubt groomed and presented himself in such a way that it barely seem conceivable or was at least deniable, no doubt he touched a few of the men too in the same way, a smoke screen. This was learned behaviour, a developed skill, in targeting, in smoke-screening. Some, a few, spoke out, left, more clearly should have. see http://grimmly2007.blogspot.com/2017/12/inappropriate-adjustments.html







Tuesday, 11 June 2013




Tuesday, 4 June 2013
Book Review : Kino's new book The Power of Ashtanga Yoga




Tuesday, 23 April 2013




Thursday, 27 June 2013
Book(let) Review : Ashtanga yoga Anusthana - R. Sharath Jois


Wednesday, 6 February 2013


Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Sunday, 3 February 2013


Thursday, 27 December 2012

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Monday, 24 September 2012


Sunday, 23 September 2012


Monday, 20 August 2012


Wednesday, 8 August 2012


Tuesday, 7 August 2012


Monday, 16 July 2012


Saturday, 26 May 2012
Yoga What it is and What it is not : Aranya's Yoga of patanjali



Thursday, 17 May 2012
Balasahib's 'original' 1928 Suya Namaskar , sun salutation



Wednesday, 2 November 2011


Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Tuesday, 13 September 2011


Monday, 5 September 2011


Tuesday, 8 March 2011


Sunday, 18 April 2010


Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Tuesday, 15 September 2009
The Yoga tradition of the Mysore Palace By N. E. Sjoman




Friday, 30 January 2009


Friday, 24 April 2009


Thursday, 23 April 2009


Thursday, 25 September 2008

Friday, 19 September 2008



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DVD's

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Friday, 15 February 2013

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Monday, 11 February 2013

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Friday, 19 October 2012

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Monday, 19 December 2011

Monday, 31 October 2011

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Friday, 21 May 2010

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Friday, 9 October 2009

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Monday, 13 April 2009

Friday, 2 January 2009

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Friday, 24 April 2009


Sunday, 26 April 2009

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Wednesday, 1 October 2008



WORKSHOPS


Friday, 7 September 2012

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Tuesday, 4 September 2012


MATS, TOWELS etc.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Wednesday, 13 August 2008



MISC.


Sunday, 14 October 2012


Friday, 21 September 2012

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Monday, 13 December 2010

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Thursday, 1 January 2009

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from Kalama sutra, translation from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi This blog included.

"So, as I said, Kalamas: 'Don't go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, "This contemplative is our teacher." When you know for yourselves that, "These qualities are unskillful; these qualities are blameworthy; these qualities are criticized by the wise; these qualities, when adopted & carried out, lead to harm & to suffering" — then you should abandon them.' Thus was it said. And in reference to this was it said.

"Now, Kalamas, don't go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, 'This contemplative is our teacher.' When you know for yourselves that, 'These qualities are skillful; these qualities are blameless; these qualities are praised by the wise; these qualities, when adopted & carried out, lead to welfare & to happiness' — then you should enter & remain in them. Buddha - Kalama Sutta

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