Category: Ashtanga Adaptability

The Good Old Days of Ashtanga Yoga

  In my beginning years of practicing Ashtanga, none of my teachers ever made me feel like there was a rush to get anywhere. This was pre social media. Honestly,…
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Talking to Your Yoga Teacher about Pain

Pain is inevitable. At some point in our lives, we are all going to feel icky, achy, coughy and hurty. It is important to keep your yoga teachers informed of…
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How To Make your Yoga Practice Easier

Lets not waste any time. If you want your yoga practice to be easier, be more consistent. Our bodies adapt to the activities that we do daily. Think about all…
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Burn, Baby, Burn

Tapas is not as popular as it used to be. Tapas the food is popular and quite delicious. Austerity in yoga, not so much. This generation is more about the…
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Yoga Sutras For Modern Day Life: Is Your Pose an Asana?

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:46- Asana is a steady, comfortable seat Defining the Sutra An asana is steady and comfortable. If our poses are not steady and comfortable, they are…
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Yoga Sutras For Modern Day Life: Is Yoga Supposed to Feel Good All the Time?

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:43-As intense discipline (tapas) burns up impurities, the body and its senses becomes so refined that powers (Siddhih) are gained.  Defining the Sutra: Discipline purifies the mind…
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Surrender To is Not The Same As Giving Up

  Okay, I know this could all boil down to semantics. "Surrender" and "giving up" do get used interchangeably sometimes, but hear me out. I surrendered to the music. I…
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Confessions of an Ex-Yoga Assist Whore

I used to be an assist whore. Symptoms Waiting around for my teacher to put me in poses without trying to do it myself a few times first-I mean really…
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Yoga Sutras For Modern Day Life: Peace on the Earth

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:35 In the presence of one established in non-violence (ahimsa), all hostility ceases. Defining the Sutra Peace happens in the presence of those who are peaceful.…
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Fidgeting on the Mat: Ill Fitting Yoga Clothes or Road to Enlightenment?

 'There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is.'” Albert Einstein...maybe   These days, everyone…
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