Last week, when I renewed my yoga teaching credentials through the Yoga Alliance, I had to agree to an "Ethical Commitment." Those yogic principles inform not just how I teach , but how I build my website and why I use "Drupal as an Ethical Base" matthewtift.com/drupal-ethical

This is such an excellent, straightforward example to explain why people choose to use free software.

puri.sm/posts/audacity-telemet

Still feeling the glow from the Asian Penguins keynote yesterday at DrupalCon. That is one amazing Linux User Group. indeed! events.drupal.org/northamerica

Scientists continue to amass evidence — intended to persuade rational Western minds — detailing the benefits of taking pauses during our days, including our workdays. Now we are learning that with regular practice our well-being can be cultivated.

matthewtift.com/cultivate-well

Nowadays, apps "are merely camouflage for the real activity occurring on these networks: the hoarding of data about all of us by the companies that own the platforms." medium.com/team-human/we-were-

I'm no economist, but I've never felt comfortable with the idea of equating a growing GDP with a successful society. There are a lot of things to like about "doughnut economics." time.com/5930093/amsterdam-dou

During COVID I have been creating slideshows with audio each week to send to meditation groups in my local prison system. I have developed a process that I find to be quick, useful, and reliable. Nearly all of it happens on the GNU/Linux command line. matthewtift.com/create-slidesh

You're invited to join our (free, online) discussion group and yoga book club. This blog post summarizes our last meeting: matthewtift.com/selling-yoga. Read the comments to hear what other people thought. Everyone is welcome to come and connect with others on the path of self-study.

Tomorrow at 10:30am Central I will be giving a presentation (online) and leading a discussion about "deep listening," a practice developed by the composer, electronic musician, accordion player, and improviser Pauline Oliveros. matthewtift.com/deep-listening

"Reclaiming the mysterious art and ritual of yoga as a tool for personal empowerment is one way we might tap the reservoir of human potential needed to meet the daunting challenges before us." jbrownyoga.com/blog/2020/10/pe

I'm suspicious of doing yoga in hopes of treating some specific "problem." However, doing some light yoga postures before bed and observing how they affect your routine sounds useful. nytimes.com/2020/10/10/at-home

"A regular yoga practice appears to correlate with increased wellbeing, including better sleep, better body awareness, weight loss, and greater happiness" health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mo

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