Category: Ashtanga Adaptability

An Ashtangi’s Journey Thorough Postpartum Bi Polar Disorder

Marcie Le, one of the Ashtangis here in Charlotte, recently revealed her story of Postpartum Bi Polar disorder to the community.  I was blown away.  It never even crossed my…
Read More

Practice, Practice, Practice

I saw a post today where someone was going through a very emotional experience and wondered "how the limbs of yoga could help them now?" I will use an analogy.…
Read More

The Gift of the Local Ashtanga Teacher

From Christina Sell's Blog Post, the Process Works   "Q:What is the definition of an expert? A: Someone who lives out of town. Given that the majority of the teaching…
Read More

Coming up with an Injury Strategy

It happened. That thing that you have been so careful to avoid. The thing that you have taken hours of yoga anatomy and alignment courses to avoid. You have an…
Read More

Yoga Statistics and Faulty Logic

  I just watched a video where an Ashtanga teacher quoted a statistic that was probably true for her students but definitely was not true for mine.  Earlier this week,…
Read More

Unfollow the Leader

I have always seen social media as an extended kula/community. Maybe that is polyanna-ish.  Yes, I have always used it to market but I never saw it as simply a…
Read More

Ask the AYP: Cultivating a Home Yoga Practice

This comment came through on the AYP this week. I have very little trouble getting up. Trouble begins when I hit my mat. I find it very difficult to keep…
Read More

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,…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More