Category: Adventures in Mysore India

Ashtanga Community or Your Community?

Your circle of friends and acquaintances does not represent the whole human race. A few weeks ago, my daughter talked about how she doesn't understand how McDonald's is still in…
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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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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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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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Why Practicing with Saraswathi Jois Is So Awesome

You may have noticed that you didn't receive a post in your inbox last week. That was because I was in Charlottesville practicing with Saraswathi! When I saw she was…
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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…
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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…
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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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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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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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