Alan Watts Philosophy


During my level 2 yoga teacher training, we practiced a yin class that explored Alan Watts philosophy by playing one of the below tracks for each pose we held. It was one of the most powerful, and memorable classes of my life to date, and I wanted in some way, to re-create that experience for you.

I recommend practicing some gentle restorative yin yoga postures or simply lying in Shavasana whilst listening to these insightful recordings.

A prolific author and speaker, Alan Watts was one of the first to interpret Eastern wisdom for a Western audience. After moving to the United States in 1938, he wrote his pivotal book The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety. By the early sixties, Alan’s radio talks aired nationally and the counterculture movement adopted him as a spiritual spokesperson. He wrote and traveled regularly until his passing in 1973.

“Perhaps the foremost interpreter of Eastern disciplines for the contemporary West, Alan Watts had the rare gift of ‘writing beautifully the un-writable’. Watts begins with scholarship and intellect and proceeds with art and eloquence to the frontiers of the spirit. A fascinating entry into the deepest ways of knowing.”

       — LA Times