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:
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
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 Josefine Selander (0) January 6, 2016 In this interview I talk to Josefine about the concepts in her new book called Yoga & ACT. ACT stands for Acceptance Commitment Therapy and the book sets out to help you be effective in using yoga as a vehicle to start addressing some of the ways you deal with things in life. Josefine is ...
  • Kino MacGregor & Tim Feldmann Interview (1) 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Prem Carlisi Interview 2016 (0) August 20, 2016 Prem is such a pleasure to talk to, he is open and genuine and with so many years behind him both practicing and as a teacher his connection with what really matters is right there. The focus of this interview was really his early years starting out with yoga but as you can imagine we ...
  • Norman Blair Interview (0) May 20, 2014 While I was in London recently I snatched the chance to interview Ashtanga and Yin Teacher Norman Blair. Many practitioners are drawn to the idea of supporting their yang predominant practice with something more restorative or yin. In this interview we discuss what is meant by yin yoga and how it can complement an Ashatanga ...
  • Joey Miles Interview (0) May 26, 2016 This is a great interview I did with the charismatic Joey Miles. We talk about what brought him to yoga and what he sees for his future as a teacher and practitioner, and of course a lot of other things. Joey is a kind and compassionate teacher and definitely someone I would seek out to ...
  • John Scott Interview 2016 (0) July 19, 2016 I have been so lucky to be able to chat with John Scott quite a few times now. This interview amused me immensely because John was particularly difficult to keep on track as we meandered through multiple layers of digressions. In the end I think we did circle around to answer the question I posed ...
  • 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 ...
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