I study philosophy of the mind in the Greek and Indian traditions. I am working with the National Alliance on Mental Illness to develop projects to use yoga as a way to improve mental health and well-being. My work also includes articles on the practice of yoga for journals including Yoga International and my own blog, www.panthayoga.com/pantha-yoga-blog.
I am a thought partner of Yoga Alliance, working to produce online seminars, podcasts, and other media to bring information on Sanskrit, philosophy and other aspects of the yoga tradition to yoga instructors, practitioners, and the general public.
Understanding the origins of the Sanskrit word sukha, often translated as "ease" or "comfort," helps us find a good fit in our yoga practice: https://yogainternational.com/article/view/how-come-im-not-comfortable-t...
A comparative study of dragon-slaying in medieval Greek epic and other Indo-European traditions: http://journal.oraltradition.org/files/articles/26i/05_26.1.pdf
Elissa, the ancient Carthaginian queen also known as Dido, is the model for the Elissa of Boccacio's Decameron. Vergil, Petrarch, and Boccaccio all use her in different ways to explore themes of female power and authority: http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Italian_Studies/heliotropia/07/livanos.pdf
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