Category: Teaching Ashtanga

Lets Talk Yoga and Alcohol

Listen, if you want to drink beer and wine, go for it. I¬†absolutely am a social drinker. Occasionally, I drink a beer because I like the taste of it. Occasionally,…
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Yoga Sutras For Modern Times: Ain’t Nobody Got Time For Those Thoughts

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:32-34- Niyama consists of purity, contentment, accepting but not causing pain, study of spiritual books and self surrender. When disturbed by negative thoughts, opposite ones should…
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Yoga Sutras For Modern Life: Are You Ready For the Great Vow?

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2: 29-31: The 8 limbs of Yoga are: Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi. Yama, or the 5 restraints, consist of non violence,…
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Yoga Sutras For Modern Life: Yoga For Dummies

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:28: By the practice of the limbs of Yoga, the impurities dwindle and there dawns the light of wisdom, leading to discriminative discernment.   Defining the…
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Going Through Hell? Keep Going

In Mysore, Sharath said, people who know 1/2 are dangerous. People who know nothing are fine. People who know everything are fine. People who know 10%-20% are very dangerous. I…
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Yoga Sutras For Modern Life: Ready to tell Yoga Goodbye?

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:27- The experiancer gains the knowledge in seven stages, advancing towards the highest. Defining the Sutra Once the yogi has the ability to discriminate, they gain…
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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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Being a Good Person Does Not Negate Someone’s Actions

I have been active in the Yoga community for around 13 years. A common theme, when something goes awry is, "well I know they did __________ but they are a…
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Take Back Your Power

It is their fault vs It is your fault. Which one is more empowering? In the short run, it feels good to blame life, our childhood and other people for…
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Yoga Sutras For Modern Life: Kaivalya-Alone But Not Lonely

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:25: Without ignorance, we do not confuse who we are deep within with what is experienced through the senses. This state is called liberation or Kaivalya.…
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