My name is Mikel Hensley, and you can find out more about me on Facebook.
I am no longer practicing yoga, for a few different reasons, so I have changed the title of the blog from “The Atheist Yogi” to “Skeptical Seeker.” I will continue to write about the creation of meaning and purpose in my life and about what it means to be a freethinking atheist woman in Louisville, KY.
Here is the former text of this page, retained so that the comments made previous to my last edit make sense 🙂
As my blog title says, I am an atheist and thoroughgoing naturalist, who also practices yoga. Which is a bit odd, given the religious roots of yoga and my general agreement with Christopher Hitchens that “religion poisons everything”. Well, maybe not everything. I think that many of the past mystics of many different religions came up with some pretty great observations about their own subjective experiences, how their minds work, and how they can improve the world though introspection. I want to explore and share these ideas with this blog.