Vinyasa

Meditations on Embodied Practice

Krishnamacharya vinyasa krama sequence

The last thing I expected was for one of my yoga teachers to sound a Socratic note. After a six hour session, he made a disconcerting remark: “I hope this workshop has raised more questions than provided answers. I hope it has made you realize how lost you really are.” This comment came after a grueling week-long workshop in the traditional practice of Ashtanga vinyasa yoga, which entails memorizing sequences of physical postures. In this practice of breath-synchronized movement, every…

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Ashtanga Yoga Second Series Transitions

Yoga Transitions Laruga Glaser

Wow, Laruga was just amazing in this video, such control and precision. It was a super hot day in India when we filmed this and she somehow keep so calm and cool even though I keep her going with these transitions for a pretty long time. Great inspiration, lots to work on and plenty to learn.

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Interview with Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Adell Bridges

Adell Bridges Interview

I managed to catch up with super popular Adell Bridges when her globetrotting brought her to Goa, India. I was very interested to interview Adell because, you might consider her to be part of the new breed of international yoga teacher whose popularity originated from a large Instagram following. I found Adell to be very knowledgeable and full of enthusiasm for spreading her love of yoga.

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Ashtanga Vinyasa Fundamentals

vinyasa fundamentals

In this interview and workshop David Robson shares some of his views regarding the importance of trying to stick to the correct vinyasa. The sorts of things that can unconsciously get added or changed are body position, timing, breath and counting. In the workshop part David explains and demonstrates the correct (traditional) vinyasa  of the fundamental standing postures.

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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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John Scott Interview 2015

John Scott Interview 2015

It was such a pleasure to be able to practice with John Scott recently and to do this interview at Purple Valley in Goa. John’s energy and enthusiasm radiates from him and inspires all those lucky enough to be in the shala. I took this opportunity to delve into some of the things that are at the core of John’s teachings, such as the vinyasa count, and the embodiment of the posture’s essence (my words not his).

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Julie Martin Interview

Julie Martin Interview

Vinyasa Flow teacher Julie Martin is director of Brahmani Yoga and leads workshops and trainings around the world. In this interview we talk about the importance of sequencing, non linear movement and how her own teaching practices have changed over the years to reflect new understandings of human anatomy and injury.

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Ashtanga’s Dynamic Dimension

Patthabi Jois Guruji

Dynamic is a word that aptly describes the personality and teaching of my late teacher Sri K Pattabhi Jois (Guruji). And what I learned about the connection between vinyasa and dynamism from him has been a major source of my love for the Ashtanga yoga method. In 94′ when I began studying with Guruji at his old shala in Mysore, I used to stay after class just to watch him teach.

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