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:
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
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.
  • Alexander Medin Interview (Back In The Ring 2) (0) February 7, 2015 Alexander Medin is now into the second year of his ‘Back In The Ring’ project, which aims to help people suffering from drug addiction (mostly heroin) to stay clean through the use of Ashtanga Yoga and the selfless helping of others. The mission statement is: Strength, clarity and transformation through helping others. Alexander brought this years ...
  • 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 ...
  • Themed Interview with Mark Darby: Forwardfolding (0) April 19, 2016 So this season I decided to do some interviews themed around different aspects of the practice. The format is a chat about the subject and then a demo /workshop. In this interview I get to talk to Darby and I chose forwardfolding not only because a good few students struggle at least initially with these ...
  • 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 ...
  • Loveyogaanatomy Special Emissaries (0) September 27, 2014 Your Chance to Join the Team You might have already seen the new Magazine page: Hey Stu! What’s your Question?, where I am asking a question to a teacher and posting their video response. Well now it’s your turn to get in on the act! It’s obvious too me that there are so many great teachers out there ...
  • John Scott Interview 2015 (0) February 22, 2015 It was such a pleasure to be able to practice with John Scott recently and to do this interview at Purple Valley in Goa. John’s energy and enthusiasm radiates from him and inspires all those lucky enough to be in the shala. I took this opportunity to delve into some of the things that ...
  • David Keil Interview (0) April 17, 2014 If you are interested in Yoga Anatomy or Ashtanaga you will know about David Keil. With his great and informative website http://www.yoganatomy.com/ and worldwide workshops. I was like a kid in a toy shop when I got the chance to interview David. Loads of topics were covered with plenty of geeky anatomy talk. At this ...
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