Hot Yoga, Week 41: MEDUSA

I’d thought I was pretty much past being intimidated by others in yoga class; that I was progressing enough to feel comfortable enough.  I was wrong, or, better still, I wasn’t right yet.  No sooner did Week 41 commence than a new yogamate biked past me on Brock; from the yoga mat over his shoulder, …

Hot Yoga, Week 18: Are You There Shiva? It’s Me, Jason

Overall, this may be a triumphant week for me in hot yoga classes at Gyan Yoga. I used to experience great mental and emotional challenges in yoga classes; not to get all wishy-washy about it, but I didn’t know how to combat the accompanying feelings of doubt and insecurity and shame and guilt and inferiority, …

The End Of Privacy, or, I For One Welcome Our New Google Overlords!

When I first moved to Toronto, David Samis (yes, the David Samis) invited me to a presentation evening called Trampoline Hall.  Actually, this was before the Internet became huge-huge, and although it was long before YouTube, it was like what you might today call a live, local “TED Talk” on a stage.  The presenter that …