Eric Shaw

Eric Shaw, MA.SE, MA.RS, MA.AS, has studied yoga and meditation for 30 years and taught both since 2001. He maintains a lively international teaching schedule and is the creator of both Prasana Yoga—a form that reveals alignment in movement—and Yoga Education through Imagery—lecture programing that teaches yoga’s traditions through archival imagery and new scholarship. He is an E-RYT 500 with two degrees in Art, and Masters Degrees in Education, Religious Studies and Asian Studies. His essays appear in Yoga Journal, Common Ground, Mantra Yoga + Health, and other publications. To find out more, please see:

Latest from Eric Shaw

November 28, 2016

Praising the Beast: Reflections on Trump’s new D.C. Location.

September 19, 2016

The story behind the Elephant-headed God.

September 2, 2016

A Simple Chakra Healing Exercise.

August 10, 2016

One of Yoga’s Great Teachers Dies at 78.

July 30, 2016

How do we explain Kundalini’s Effect on the Exterior World?

June 18, 2016

The Meaning & History Behind the Sun Salutation.

February 2, 2016

Hatha Yoga ain’t No Raja Yoga.

January 7, 2016

The Happiness of Industrial Yoga.

May 28, 2015

Yoga’s Good, True & Beautiful.

December 7, 2013

Why I Don’t Play Music in Yoga Class.

July 30, 2013

A Tantrik Message: Sound Creates the Body. ~ Eric Shaw

June 18, 2013

Hatha Yoga Makes You God. ~ Eric Shaw

May 30, 2012

Sensitive New Age Guys Never Ruled: Yoga, Existentialism & Staying Engaged in th…

May 23, 2012

Yoga Gives You a Freakin’ Hot Body? Yawn. ~ Eric Shaw