Tag: teaching ashtanga

Happy Guru Purnima

Today is a day for giving thinks to the gurus of your life. What is a Guru? Interesting enough, there are a lot of different etymologies.   As a noun…
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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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Teach What You Want, Just Don’t Call It Ashtanga

At a workshop, when asked about teaching a modified version of Ashtanga, David Swenson said, "Teach what you want, just don't call it Ashtanga" The beauty of Ashtanga is that…
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Yoga Sutras for Modern Day Life: How To Get the Quickest Results in Yoga

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1:22-The time necessary for success depends on whether the practice is mild, medium or intense.   Defining the Sutra Everyone can have success in yoga but…
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Yoga Sutras for Modern Day Life: Quantum Physics Meets Yoga?

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1:19 Among the bodiless ones and the ones absorbed in prakrti, there is intention of coming ind being.   Defining the Sutra   This post may…
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Words of Wisdom For those on the Ashtanga Yoga Path

A friend posted this and I wanted to share it. Great advice for the Ashtanga journey from David Swenson   * I want you to understand, the Ashtanga Yoga can…
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