Subtle Yoga

Interview with Iain Grysak on Becoming Animal

becoming animal interview Iain Grysak

This is an interview I did with Iain Grysak focused on a recent article he wrote called: Becoming Animal: Using Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and Meditation as Embodiment Practices for the Cultivation of Organic Intelligence. You may not agree with everything he says but it will definitely make you think.

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Meditation and Ashtanga Yoga

Meditation and Ashtanga Joey Miles

Often meditation is something that is missing from students practices. In this short video I talk to Joey Miles about how to integrate a simple meditation into your daily practice.

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Dealing with Emotional Overwhelm in Yoga Class

Emotional Overwhelm Josefin Wikstrom

Josefin Wikström and Stu gives some advice on how to handle emotional flooding in class, depending how the student is reacting. Always remind students that strong emotions might arise from a yoga practice and that it is OK and natural when we start to relax. Focus on long deep breaths with a relaxed belly. You can also ask the student to name 5 ordinary objects in the shala in order to come back to the present moment and re-connect to…

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Some Techniques for Dealing with Panic Attacks

Panic Attacks and Yoga Techniques

Josefin Wikstrom gives a short instruction with a few practices that can be helpful if you are suffering from panic attacks. Please seek professional advice if you are experiencing this frequently. It can also be helpful to add a ”mantra” behind the breath silently for your self. Here is a example: When you are inhaling thinking the words- ” I am here” and on the exhalation- ” I am safe”. Try to name a few ordinary objects in the room…

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The Focus 12 with John Scott

A really nice way to start your physical yoga practice is with something to ground you and draw you inward. Here John Scott explains something he calls The Focus 12 which he teaches on his workshops around the world.

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