Teaching changes things. I miss my regular practice. I miss practicing at the same time every day. I miss practicing in a room full of Ashtangis. I miss getting daily assists into Supta Kurmasana.
See how much help I need in this pose?
But I wouldn’t change a thing about my life right now. Continue reading “Transition to Teaching” »
Steve of The Confluence Countdown posted this incredible discussion of the irony present in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga on January 7, 2013. That happens to be the Monday of the week I went to my first-ever Mysore room. Continue reading “Isn’t it ironic? Don’t ya think?” »
“Oh, I couldn’t do Ashtanga. It’s too advanced for me.” “Beginners shouldn’t do Ashtanga. They’re going to get hurt.” “Ashtanga is a painful practice.” I hear statements like these all the time. The practice is not to blame for this phenomenon; it’s competitive practice rooms where the focus is on getting the next pose no matter what.
Continue reading “Ashtanga doesn’t hurt people. People hurt people.” »