Online Resources

View of Coit Tower from somewhere in Russian Hill (San Francisco, CA)

These days I primarily learn from courses, books, and in-person via seminars or private instruction. The internet used to be a huge resource for me, and when I first published this page in 2016, it had 2-3x more links on it. The links that remain today are divided into everything “fitness”-related and everything non-fitness, as well as into primary resources and honorable mentions.

Primary resources are those select sources I try to keep up to date with. Honorable mentions are resources that I don’t, either because the resource no longer produces new content, or because it was never a primary resource in the first place.

Blogs

  • Stretch Therapy – very grateful for Kit Laughlin and the Stretch Therapy (ST) community he has fostered (whose members partly include the below), for their influence has steered me to the path I’m on, and their journeys inspire me to go further:
  • Post Competitive Insight – Chris is one of most creative movement tinkerers I’ve ever seen, her ThinkMovement website is equally as good
  • Honorable Mentions
    • Flow Coach – Scott Sonnon’s blog; his older posts are particularly short and packed with wisdom

Podcasts

  • Honorable Mentions – I don’t listen to podcasts anymore, and most of the ones I did listen to are no longer active… some of those include:
    • Liberated Body – somatic thought leaders sharing their insights on the body 🔥🔥🔥
    • Move Smart Podcast – highly recommend listening to this one
    • Somatic Perspectives on Psychotherapy – It’s interesting seeing how the Yin, body-based ‘bottom-up’ approach of Somatics marriages with the Yang, traditional emotional-cognitive ‘talking’ approach of Psychotherapy
    • Ask Mike Reinold – Q&A with performance physical therapists; it is insightful to see the latest opinions of that industry

Websites

  • Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) – FRC doesn’t really have any online resources besides what is on their instagram, but I highly recommend their system
  • Honorable Mentions
    • Internal Power Training – Chris Davis does a great job demystifying the Internal Martial Arts through a scientific approach, emphasizing their important relation to the fascia
    • MobilityWOD – good place to learn self-myofascial release techniques (but not stretches)
    • GMB Fitness

Blogs

  • Da Xuan – Da Xuan is the Taoist school I am a student of
  • Urban Daoist – the blog of Serge Augier, le professeur of the Taoist school I am in
  • Scholar Sage – an online Daoist magazine. serious students and practitioners of the Way are few and far between, so it can come as quite a relief reading their stories
  • Zen Habits – picked up a number of valuable tips (i.e. zen habits) for use in daily life
  • Honorable Mentions

Podcasts

  • Heaven Man Earth – Taiji instructor Adam Mizner’s podcast
  • Honorable Mentions
    • The Joe Rogan Experience – fun podcast to listen to when particularly braindead
    • Buddha At the Gas Pump – aka ordinary people who have attained enlightenment. when I first started my spiritual journey it was fascinating to hear how those with completely different backgrounds, lineages, journeys, methods, etc. were all able to arrive at the same insights
    • The Drunken Taoist – I highly recommend checking out Daniele Bolelli’s series of Taoist lectures
    • Aubrey Marcus Podcast – I admire how Aubrey is able to breakdown his highly subjective experiences with ‘consciousness technology’

Websites

  • English Language & Usage – for all my English nerds
  • Unsplash – I source most of the photos I use from here
  • Stephen Ellcock – Stephen Ellcock is an exceptionally talented art curator, sharing his art selections on his Facebook wall
  • Matthew Silver – a performance fartist
  • DailyArt – not a website, but an amazing mobile app that delivers a new piece of art daily, with an accompanying short story explaining the art piece