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Triang Mukha Eka Pada Paschimottanasana

Triang Mukha Eka Pada Paschimottanasana

This posture comes near the beginning of the Ashtanga Primary Series seated postures. This posture can be super comfy for some and for others you feel like you are falling sideways and can’t find a nice seat. In this episode of Asana School we look at the posture through an anatomical lens and explore some of the reasons behind why you might find this posture challenging.

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Same Same but Different and Flipidy-Flip

individuality in yoga

Seemingly appropriate for almost any situation the interpretation, intended or perceived, may vary from ‘well it’s almost identical, it’s just a fake’ to ‘really it’s nothing like what you are asking for at all, but perhaps it will do’. It is one of my favorite sayings, sitting perfectly alongside the lovely Thai people.  As I travel around the world teaching workshops in yoga anatomy, it is not the volumes of anatomical texts that bubble across my consciousness but this simple phrase and how we might explore our human potential with the concepts that percolate through it.

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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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Frogtastic Meditation Assistant

A LIttle Frog

Do you practice in a country where mosquitoes are prevalent? There is often a problem with mosquitoes when you are trying to meditate in Asia. You don’t want to put chemical repellent on your skin or breath in the smoke from a coil so you are left with citronella or your own mini mosquito net which can cause over heating. Not much bigger than my fingernail. I spend most of my time in Asia so was delighted when I stumbled across this amazing species of frog

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Pain is your friend!

Anyone who is suffering from chronic pain is already saying “what is this idiot talking about?” Having suffered my own fair share of severe pain, I must say I would gladly have murdered that friend and buried it at the bottom of the garden. In this article we will focus on acute pain, the type of pain that may arise during your practice or within the subsequent day or so. We will endeavor to explore the common situations that may…

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