Author: Shanna Small
Shanna Small has been practicing Ashtanga for over a decade and a half and is an avid student of the Sutras. Her home base is Charlotte NC. To contact her for articles, speaking engagements and workshops, e-mail shanna@wellnessfrominside.com.

Why Practice 6 Days A Week or Every Day?

  To become grounded in practice. "Practice becomes firmly grounded when well attended to for a long time, without break and in all earnestness."-Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1:14 What is…
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Get the Help You Need For Your Ashtanga Practice w/ Jen Rene

Meet Jen Rene Jen ran a successful Mysore group in DC and is now practicing with and assisting her teacher, Tim Miller, at the Ashtanga Yoga Center in Encinitas, CA. …
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Happy Guru Purnima

Today is a day for giving thinks to the gurus of your life. What is a Guru? Interesting enough, there are a lot of different etymologies.   As a noun…
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Dear Physically Gifted People

Dear Physically Gifted People, Please stop using words like "easy"  or "simple" when doing a demo, teaching a student or posting a video or picture.   Why? It is too subjective.…
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Seeing God

Jesus said, "Blessed are the pure and heart, for they shall see, God."- Matthew 5:8. "Everywhere looking, God seeing" -Pattabi Jois   You know that feeling you have when you…
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Give Me All the Ashtanga Holidays

It is so interesting to see the amount of animosity some people have towards moon day and ladies holiday. Dude, it is a day off!!! Granted, I have definitely been…
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The Lesson, Not the Event

"By this time I had learned that it was more fruitful to pay attention to the lessons rather than to events themselves."- Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, At The Eleventh Hour  …
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Being Your Own Guru

"In the pursuit of happiness you have tried all sorts of things-sex, drugs and hundreds of other things-and you know that such things cannot make you happy for long. But…
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Teaching Ashtanga and the Benefit of Doubt

  I will never forget when I went to a Kino MacGregor workshop and a woman, who comes to Ashtanga, seriously like once a year, told Kino that I was…
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Trigger….Unhappy

  The video above talks about how Facebook makes money by triggering your negative emotions.  By placing posts on your page, that you are likely to engage with for a…
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