All posts by Edward Staskus

About Edward Staskus

Edward Staskus lives in Lakewood, Ohio, on the northeastern edge of the Rocky River valley. Read more of Ed’s writing at

Yoga Philosophy


Living in the now has been around for a long time, back when now was in the past, from about the time mirrors and cast iron were invente...

Jul 14th, 2018
Yoga Feature

Far Side of Hell

“War is hell.”  William Tecumseh Sherman Wars are armed conflicts. We have been marching off to them for the past 14,000 years. Since the rise of the nation-state as we know it tens ...
Jun 29th, 2017

Eleven Months of Yoga

I found myself going to yoga in the first place because my neighbor Vera had started taking classes. She was taking classes because her husband Frank had taken classes for a long time. “He...
Feb 14th, 2017

Two’s A Crowd

Meditation is not a huge undertaking. Anybody can do it anywhere they are, anytime they want, sitting somewhere familiar or even on the fly. It’s often thought that meditation is thinking about noth...
Nov 14th, 2016
Yoga Philosophy

Crime of the Century

As the 21st century unspooled, yoga has increasingly taken on the after look in a before and aftermath crime-scene photo. One hundred years ago it looked like a lot of class. Fifty years ago it got a ...
Aug 24th, 2016

Chaturanga Chatter

There are some constants common to all yoga classes, from beginner instruction to the push and pull of Ashtanga, from the ease of gentle restorative classes to the drumbeat of Bikram. On...

Jul 19th, 2016
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