All posts by Gregory Ormson

About Gregory Ormson

Gregory Ormson first saw yoga during a trip to India in 1980. He started practicing many years later while living in Hawaii, and has transferred his practice to the Midwest where interest in yoga is growing. He's published over 40 yoga articles in the last three years, and Greg's agent, Elizabeth Kracht is currently presenting his yoga book to publishers. Greg earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Chicago Theological Seminary where he focused on psychology, theology, and the healing power of touch. He’s a graduate of Northern Michigan University and The University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. Find Greg at

Yoga Philosophy

Release into Savasana

I thought I knew about savasana because I do it regularly. But I don’t recall ever practicing savasana; neither have I heard of others practicing it. I’ve seldom heard people talk about s...
Aug 24th, 2016

By a Thread

The indigenous people of the American Southwest - the Dinhe’ – known to the English speaking world as Navajo, are famous for their high-quality and beautiful handcrafted wool rugs. People s...
Aug 17th, 2016

My Beautiful Feet

When I started selling sandals in Hawaii, I discovered there were many people walking around with feet problems. My customers were reluctant to try something new and claimed that anything they wore ag...
Jun 29th, 2016

The Immigrant Asana

I’m sympathetic to the plight of immigrants. They’ve been in the news a lot lately, and many of us have watched their difficult journeys on television. Like others, I’ve noticed their sunken eye...
May 31st, 2016

Making Heroes

I looked around the yoga room and saw heroes. Heroes were bent and folded into all shapes and sizes and represented all nations. Each of them took on a unique shape just as yoga does in its expression...
May 31st, 2016

A Parable of Unmaking

Once upon a time, a body of wisdom made of bones and sinew traveled to the West. The gurus took flight to embody a yoga mission. They dreamt it would mesmerize and transform people in the new land. A ...
Mar 14th, 2016
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