The Ashtanga Opening Chant

The Ashtanga Opening Chant It's Meaning and why we chant it The Ashtanga Yoga Opening ChantIn the Ashtanga Yoga tradition it is customary to come to samasthiti and chant the opening mantra (sometimes referred to as “invocation”) together. In the once a...

What is Progress in Practice?

What is progress in practice? Yoga is not about asana perfection How about compassion towards yourself and others?I wanted to share a few notes on what progress in practice means. I feel it’s easy to take an unbeneficial take on what constitutes progress.  In...

The Magic of the Vinyasa Count

The Magic and Importance of the Vinyasa Count Transitions are important. Paying attention to how we get into and out of situations... The Magic and Importance of the Vinyasa CountThe vinyasa count is originally an integral part of our practice and is a great tool to...

Ashtanga Mysore Yoga – A potent practice

Ashtanga Mysore Yoga A powerful practice Ashtanga Mysore Yoga - A Powerful PracticeIn the last weeks I was in India practicing under the guidance of the wonderful teacher Sharmila Desai in her beautiful and earthy shala Ashtanga Yoga Morjim. Taking this time, stepping...