Tim Feldmann Interview

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I really enjoyed doing this interview with Tim. He is easy to talk to and had lots to share. His experience and understanding of the body leads to some useful insights when discussing asana. We had time to talk about many topics including how his background in dance influences his teaching, as well as specific asanas.

Visit Tim’s Website: http://www.yogajoy.org

Tim also has his own column here at loveyogaanatomy, while you’re here take a look!
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Other articles posted here by Tim Feldmann:
  • Ashtangi Moon September 27, 2014 Tim’s Scribbles: 06 December 2013 : Ashtangi Moon According to esteemed professor Nagaraj; in traditional indian culture there was no such thing as weekends off from work, academic studies and so forth. saturdays and sundays were no different than wednesdays, mondays and any other weekday. Instead there was moon days. on new and full moon ...
  • How do I straighten my arms when lifting into upward bow? October 15, 2013 By Tim Feldmann Urdhva Dhanurasana The question for this really is: ‘How do I accommodate my shoulders to move correctly when attempting Urdhva Dhanurasana’ … Let’s take a look. A tight shoulder girdle is common in the yoga room, especially amongst men as our arms and shoulders tends to be a bit more muscularly developed than women. When ...
  • Cultivating Patanjali Body September 27, 2014 Tim’s Scribbles: 21 December 2013 : Cultivating Patanjali Body In the energetic paradigm which lays the foundation for yoga We seek to unravel the vayus, shakti, kundalini Allowing our innate life force to flow towards its original source. We use asana to loosen this prana in our body and free it up from all restrictions. Technique and alignment properly ...
  • Breathereflect September 27, 2014 Tim’s Scribbles:14 January 2014 : Breathereflect reflect on the effect of your breathing permeating your body breathe again while you observe the chain reactions along your spine as your focus sharpens see your mind’s subtle slowing of motion allow yourself to do it dam up the extra movements of the mind notice the spacious edge of dharana dip into dhyana for a brief moment forth and back, forth ...
  • Balance Part II – The Leg September 21, 2013 By Tim Feldmann To get the full benefits out of the standing/balancing asanas, we must master balancing on one leg to a reasonable degree. Knowing a few technical things about the body and mind will help us balance well on one leg, besides clenching everything we’ve got and pray that we’ll make it through! This article ...
  • Balance Part I – The Foot September 21, 2013 By Tim Feldmann The foot: a double dome like shape arching from back-to-front and from side-to-side. The foot: a triangle, wide at the front and narrow at the back. The leg: connecting down into the foot like a pillar through the ankle which intercepts at the peak of the two domes combined. Standing on your two feet ...
  • The Mistaken Expectation of Joy in Yoga September 21, 2013 By Tim Feldmann Our yoga practice can give rise to difficult emotions, causing unnecessary confusion in our lives. Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras offer a surprising context to help us understand this phenonoma. It seems there is a growing frustration in our contemporary yoga community as the popularity of this ancient Indian practice reaches new frontiers in our ...
  • Muscles – the limited means to asana success September 21, 2013 By Tim Feldmann When we decide to move our body, in asana practice or in daily life, we most often instantly begin with activating our muscles. We identify movement with activating various muscles. The muscles are the physical system that we mostly rely on to carry out any physical task at hand. So is it in ...
  • The Root September 27, 2014 Tim’s Scribbles: 01 December 2013 : The Root “That (Brahman) which is the root of all existence and on which the restraint of the mind is based is called the restraining root (Mulabandha) which should always be adopted since it is fit for Raja-yogins.” – Sri Shankaracharya Defining the root as a concrete, tangible action ...
  • Gold And Mud September 27, 2014 Tim’s Scribbles: 08 July 2014 : GOLD AND MUD “Gold you find in mud. We are all pure by nature. But we cannot realize our purity because we have so much mud. We are influenced by so many things, because we do not have proper knowledge. The teacher helps separate the gold from the dirt ...
  • Kino MacGregor & Tim Feldmann Interview March 7, 2015 Kino MacGregor and Tim Feldmann are both world renowned Ashtanga teachers in their own right but they also manage to find time to teach together as well. I focused this joint interview around them as a couple; how they approach teaching together, how their practices differ, do the like to practice together or seperately, who ...
  • Where should my shoulders be in chaturanga? April 15, 2014 By Tim Feldmann Chaturanga Dandansana or ‘Chatuari’ as we call it in the Ashtanga Yoga tradition, is a difficult and somewhat disheartening posture. A quite high state of strength is required to support it and and even more pronounced strength to utilize it well. Chaturanga furthermore tends to mess around a bit with our minds as ...
  • Sankalpa September 27, 2014 Tim’s Scribbles:25 February 2014 : Sankalpa When our mind is tuned strongly into alignment and health the deeper and more subtle aspects easily gets stomped over. When our aim is focussed on bettering ourselves we are talking about a practice which at its root rests on a self-based intention, which constitutes an entry level of Yoga. ...
  • The Pain Free State September 27, 2014 Tim’s Scribbles: 04 December 2013 : The Pain Free State Femoral Acetabular Impingement is on everyone’s lips these days (from Labrum to Labia). We take the inward rotation of the hip joint a tad too literally for a tad too long; allowing Deep Groin instructions to numb sensory feedback and pushing passionate beliefs into physical ...
  • Why alignment – Why anatomy? September 21, 2013 By Tim Feldmann A good use and healthy alignment is the natural state of the body. Connecting to this innate state unravels habitual patterns and untangles energy, enhancing well-being, vitality and effortlessness. The means is to practice with a simple yet profound kinesthetic awareness and understanding of the architectural structure of your individual body. why alignment In ...
Here are some of the other Interviews that I have posted so far. Lots more to come! Check out the Interview page for the full list.
  • Interview with Simon Borg-Olivier (0) May 22, 2016 Popular all around the world Simon Borg-Olivier has definitely had an influence on many teachers yoga. It was a great pleasure to be able to catch up with him in Goa and finally get to chat with the man himself. You can also check out Simon’s website for more details about where to catch up with ...
  • Interview with Paul Dallaghan (2) May 13, 2016 I was extremely lucky to be able to catch up with Paul Dallaghan while I was teaching a retreat in Samahita Retreat in Thailand. In this interview I get to talk to Paul about the teachers that influenced his practice, the studies he has now undertaken and how he feels the physical yoga practice sits ...
  • Maty Ezraty Interview (0) May 30, 2015 It was a great pleasure to do this interview with Maty. She is so full of enthusiasm and compassion it shines through everything she says. I remember the group at Purple Valley being so excited to be practicing with her and I think you will get a feel of why when you listen to this. You ...
  • Glenn Ceresoli Interview (0) February 11, 2014 While at the beautiful Satsanga Yoga Retreat in Goa India I was lucky to arrange a rare interview with senior Iyengar teacher Glenn Ceresoli. Glenn has been practicing and teaching for over 30 years and although based in Sydney Australia he spends a good amount of his time traveling around the world holding intensives, retreats ...
  • Becoming Animal: Using Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and Meditation as Embodiment Practices for the Cultivation of Organic Intelligence (0) August 30, 2016 A practitioner in my Mysore program recently asked me: “If one side of a posture is more open than the other, and I feel like I can keep going deeper in the more open side, should I hold back to try to even it out with the less open side?” My response drew from what I ...
  • Matthew Sweeney Interview (0) June 18, 2014 I finally caught up with Matthew Sweeney again. this time in Bali. In this interview we get to talk about what it means to have a therapeutic practice, his moon sequence, teacher qualities, observation of moon days, bandhas and more. If you haven’t already done so check out his two articles that are posted here ...
  • David Robson Interview (0) April 15, 2014 David Robson has one of the world’s largest Ashtanga mysore programs outside of Mysore itself. He is part of the new vanguard of teachers that have studied only under Sharath Jois. A level 2 authorised teacher he describes himself as traditional in style. David is one of the most passionate and entertaining teachers that I ...
  • Mini Interview and Demo with Suresh Munisamy (1) May 16, 2015 I was in Bali recently teaching anatomy and physiology on a training for Matthew Sweeney and met yoga teacher Suresh Munisamy. He is a very sweet humble guy and I had no idea of the sort of postures he could do until a friend showed me some pictures. I thought you would enjoy a little ...
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