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Benefits of Yin & Restorative Yoga

Benefits of Yin & Restorative Yoga

Every Wednesday evening I hold a ninety minute practice and about once a month I offer a long session of Yin and Restorative Yoga. Today I want to describe a few of the benefits of this deeply nurturing and healing practice. I call yin & restorative yoga an...

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The Magic of the Vinyasa Count

The Magic of the Vinyasa Count

The vinyasa count is originally an integral part of our practice and is a great tool to harness awareness to the present moment experience. Oftentimes practitioners find it daunting to learn it. I'd say, give it a go really (see my recommendations for starting below)...

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Ashtanga Mysore Yoga – A potent practice

Ashtanga Mysore Yoga – A potent practice

In 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 out from daily responsibilities, not having plans for the day besides practice in...

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Future Suffering is to be avoided

Future Suffering is to be avoided

Every third Friday of the month we have our traditional Sanskrit Counted led Full Primary (instead of the Morning Mysore class), followed by a 45-60 min yoga philosophy talk.  The counted class is an excellent opportunity to review the vinyasa count, practicing at a...

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Tristana – Anchors

Tristana – Anchors

Ashtanga yoga is a physical practice of inward concentration. But what does inward concentration actually mean here?This aspect of the practice is also popping up in the Yoga Sutras, specifically YS2.46 [Shtira Sukam Asanam] - "The asana (as in while being in a pose)...

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