paradoxes of Ashtanga yoga

Paradoxes of Ashtanga Yoga

Oh what a word! Paradox. Google defined it for me as: “a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true” or Yoga in general. Into my tenth year of practicing Ashtanga I have come across the paradoxes of Ashtanga yoga many times. The most recent one being severe …

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Difficult Yoga Practice: The Practice Feedback Loop

Practice is always challenging; some days are more difficult than others. When having a difficult yoga practice, you might have noticed difficulties that include tightness, fatigue, impatience, emotional reactivity, inflammation, shallow or labored breathing, heaviness, unfocused mind, and lack of willpower. Through repeated encounters with a difficult yoga practice, I have developed a sense of when it is better to …

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Mysore Practice

What is Mysore practice? The short answer is that it’s a method of practicing Ashtanga vinyasa yoga. A small group of students meet with a teacher. The teacher helps each student memorize a part of one of the Ashtanga sequences. What the sequence looks like depends on each student’s familiarity with practice and what their body is ready for. Anyone …