Category: Ashtanga Quotes

You are the light in between the cracks

“I know better. Why do I keep doing this?” “I know the right thing to do. Why can’t I do it?” “I get it, theoretically, but I can't stop.” I…
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Spiritual Laziness: Active Body, Lazy Mind or Active Mind, Lazy Body

“Anyone can practice. Young man can practice. Old man can practice. Very old man can practice. Man who is sick, he can practice. Man who doesn’t have strength can practice.…
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Slow and Steady Yoga Injury Recovery

Lets get this out of the way. I am not a doctor. This information comes from my 14 year experience with healing my own injuries through Yoga and working with…
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The Body Doesn’t Lie

I was sitting with my husband yesterday, in a hospital room, watching a loved one recover from surgery. We had arrived around 10AM and waited hours as doctors took test…
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Yoga Sutras For Modern Day Life: Is It True that We are All One?

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:17: The cause of that avoidable pain is the union of the seer (Purusha) and seen (Prakrati). Defining the Sutra When you start to go down…
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Yoga Sutras For Modern Day Life: The Wise Man’s Relationship with Pain

Yoga Sutras of Patanjli 2:15 To one of discrimination, everything is painful indeed, due to its consequences: the anxiety and fear over losing what is gained; the resulting impressions left…
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Yoga Sutras For Modern Life: What is Good and Evil To a Yogi?

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:14-The karmas bear fruits of pleasure and pain caused by merits and demerit. Defining the Sutra As long as you are attached to the outcome, you…
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A.P.P Goes To Mysore: Mysore Backbending aka Catching

Urdhva Dhanurasana is important at Sharath's shala. Sharath says that catching keeps the spine from getting hunched in old age,  opens Granthis, which are energetic knots in the body, and it raises…
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A.P. P Goes to Mysore: Everything is Energy. Energy is God

Everything is energy. Energy is God-Sharath Jois This is probably no surprise to those of you that have been following my blog over the last month but I went through…
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Tough Yoga Practices: When Doubt Touches the Heart

Can you remember a time in your life when you thought you would never get over something, but you did? Do you remember an injury that you thought would never…
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