Ashtanga yoga

Interview with Laruga Glaser

Laruga Glaser

With Laruga Glaser on maintaining the practice during a hectic schedule and time constraints, life goals, inspirations, being present on the mat, feeling a connection to all parts of the body during an asana practise and a lot more.

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Joey Miles – Ashtanga Foundations The Closing Sequence

ashtanga foundations closing sequence

We often get lots of detail about the fancy postures but when it comes to the finishing sequence many times these important postures are neglected both in the class situation and in supplementary information. I took this opportunity with Joey Miles to seek answers to some of the common concerns that may arise.

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Ashtanga Yoga Foundations: A Guide for Beginners

Ashtanga beginners guide Joey Miles

What should your expectations be when you start an Ashtanga Yoga practice. I talk to Joey Miles about all sorts of topics relating to those early days. I think there are also many of use that have been practicing for a while that could do with a refresher also.

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Deepika Mehta Interview

Deepika Mehta Interview

Stu Girling talks to Deepika Mehta about how Yoga and positive thinking helped her meet the challenges of dealing with a bad injury, and her twin passions of Ashtanga Yoga and Dance.

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Interpertation of pain and injury in context of Ashtanga Yoga practice

System thinking pain and yoga injury

Foreword from Stu Girling First of all I want to say that I really love the way Iain writes and that he has the conviction to always say exactly what he is thinking. For this particular post I felt it was necessary to put a little bit from me up front as the views put forward are so opposite to mine. So why am I posting it you may ask. Well the answer is very simple. As a resource site…

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The Geometry of Bandha

Geometry of bandha

Bandha naturally emerges within a person when the two polarities of the spectrum of any given aspect of our existence are in relative balance and communication with one another. If we stand in the middle of a high mountain ridge, we can clearly see what lies on either side of the ridge. Similarly, in the balanced state of bandha we can easily feel the qualities of either end of the spectrum of our potential experience. From this vantage point, we…

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Becoming Animal: Cultivation of Organic Intelligence

Symbiotic by Edward Foster

Using Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and Meditation as Embodiment Practices for the Cultivation of Organic Intelligence 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 feel is one of the most beautiful aspects of…

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