If you believe yoga is a physical discipline, I’ll play mystic from the East and counter, yoga is not matter, its mind. If you were to say, “Yoga is a confusing philosophy,” I’ll rebut, its focus is the empirical (diet and bodily health). If one maintains yoga is found in the experience of asana, I’ll point to the crown chakra and our intimate participation with the cosmic Self. If someone says, “Yoga is spirituality,” I’ll ask, what do you mean? If a yogi tells me, “Yoga is a path to heightened consciousness,” I’ll say, okay, but to what end?
About Greg Ormson
Gregory Ormson saw yoga on his first trip to India in the '70's. He leads his signature program, "Yoga and Leather: Yoga for Bikers," at Superstition Harley Davidson in Apache Junction, Arizona, and writes about yoga for national and international publications.
His doctoral degree (D. Min), from the Chicago Theological Seminary, focused on the power of touch for ritual healing in ritual environments. He's worked as a public speaker, college teacher, retreat leader, corporate trainer, baseball and soccer coach.
Ormson graduated from The University of Wisconsin, La Crosse (BS), Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan (MA), Trinity Lutheran Seminary (M. Div), and The Chicago Theological Seminary (D. Min).
Along with Ormson's writing on yoga, he publishes nonfiction essays, winning the 2017 Eastern Iowa Review prize - long form lyric essay - for "Midwest Intimations," and Indiana Review's 13-word tweet contest in 2014.
His yoga articles have reached millions of viewers through social media and have been translated and shared in Portuguese, Tamil, French, and Spanish.
Greg believes yoga is the fourfold process of embodying asana, mobilizing prana, surrendering cares, and focusing the monkey mind. When this happens, space opens for transformation.
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