Paul Latham

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Seeing Yoga for the Trees

I enjoy analyzing systems. I like to break down the processes and components and really delve into the inner mechanics of a variety of situations both mundane and profound. There is a certain confidence that comes from the fact that there are no secrets after you’ve taken something apart and put it back together again.


200 Hours of Yoga: One Year Later

So last year about this time I was pushing towards the end of a 200 hour yoga certification class. The experience was a bit of a whirlwind and I’ve spoken before about jumping into the deep end  so soon after Read more…


Notes on the Chakras: Sahasrara

In the terms of the classical system, the seventh chakra, Sahasrara, is the finish point. It resides at the top of the head or in some observations, just above the head and it’s visualized as a thousand petal lotus that Read more…


Notes on the Chakras: Ajna

What is real? What is the definition of reality? For most, this isn’t even a question. “Real” defines itself. “Reality” is proof of reality. I’m here, aren’t I? How much more “real” can you get? But what if we remove Read more…


Notes on the Chakras: Vissuddha

So we come the fifth chakra and I almost don’t know what to say. Which is ironic considering that the fifth chakra is the throat chakra, the center of speech and communication and listening and expressing. I’ve heard it called Read more…


Notes on the Chakras: Anahata

The fourth chakra, called Anahata, is deemed most important in many yoga traditions. It’s the center of feeling, the source of caring, the fountain of compassion and the engine of love that drives our spiritual connection to this physical illusion. Read more…


Notes on the Chakras: Manipura

So we’ve worked our way up from Muladhara to Swadhistana and now we come to Manipura. The basics are out of the way. We survive and thrive and seek creation through means both subtle and overt and so we can Read more…


Notes on the Chakras: Swadhistana

So let’s talk about sex. This chakra is Swadhistana and it’s traditionally located about an inch or so below the navel. It’s associated with the ovaries and prostate and it’s element is water. It is the next logical progression, the Read more…


Notes on the Chakras: Muladhara

I’ve studied the chakras for most of my life, long before I began practicing yoga for no other reason than the system makes sense to me. For the uninitiated, the chakras are the energy centers of the body located at Read more…


Heavy Metal Yoga Revisited

A while back, I talked about the possible connection between yoga and the heavy metal music genre as well as a way that “negative” emotions may be processed in a positive way. Recently, I found this article that describes a metal Read more…