Matthew Sweeney

Matthew Sweeney

Matthew Sweeney

Matthew is a respected teacher around the world. Well known for his Vinyasa Krama sequences, including the moon sequence.

Ashtanga Yoga 70 years or 2000?

Matthew Sweeney

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a relatively new system, despite some opinions to the contrary. Apart from the obvious fact that the sequences have been changed by Pattabhi Jois over the years (usually for the better in my opinion) most would agree that Prof. T. Krishnamacharya (K.P. Jois teacher) invented the system during his years at the Mysore Yoga Palace – and was influenced by the Western Gymnastic tradition, no less.

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The Evolution of Ashtanga Yoga

Matthew Sweeney

Ashtanga Yoga is a wonderful practice for the body and mind. It is an evolving practice that is changing and growing to suit people of all ages and abilities. At least that is its potential. The tradition and its changing nature can be a difficult thing to reconcile. This problem exists for all traditions, so understanding some of the principles at work is important. In most Ashtanga classes we begin with both the breath and with vinyasa, the movements in…

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