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  • Our time in Zagreb is coming to an end. It’s been busy with morning Mysore classes and afternoon workshops. But in those few moments we have off, @vesic_jelena and I have enjoyed stripping down and doing asana in the bushes.
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Thanks to all of the incredible students that have shared their time with us here. And an especially big thank you to our incredible hosts @supersoulyoga and @gaiayogazagreb.
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Pic by @sanjinkastelan 💙
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  • It’s been a great week of Mysore classes and workshops in Zagreb, Croatia at @gaiayogazagreb with @supersoulyoga. And there’s still another week to go!
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Come study with @vesic_jelena and I at one of our upcoming retreats. Schedule in bio.
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Pics by @dee_compress
  • I am a slow learner. I’m also aging as I learn. These factors make progression in asana very complex (and by complex I mean sad😭).
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Luckily, I have a lot of compassionate help in my community. Like the lovely @lisanovembre, an amazing teacher at @ashtangatoronto who is helping me here in this video.
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Ulltimately, what does it really matter about the “depth” of any asana? There’s absolutely no correlation between flexibility/strength and yoga. Yoga is a state of existential union, not a circus trick. Yoga is a state of mind, not a state of physical fitness.
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So why bother trying to grab my ankles in a backbend? Because that’s my practice. It’s a part of my daily Sadhana, my spiritual path. And it’s the structure of this practice, by revealing my projections and fantasies, that helps me to find my own version of union.
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Video by @cat_108 🙏💙
  • My theory 🤓 is that if you can do just 5 rocks in Garbhapindasana, then it’s guaranteed to be a good day. Yoga magic. 💫
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When I was taught this pose (a looooong time ago, by a non-traditional teacher) I was told to rock 9x, with every rock representing each month a baby gestates in the womb.
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Doing Led Primary with Sharath in Mysore, he would only count to 5 as we rocked. One count for each breath/rock. In one of the conferences, someone asked Sharath if it shouldn’t be 9 rocks, and told the “baby in the womb” story. Sharath laughed and said, “You aren’t a baby!”
  • Today’s Led Primary Series at @ashtangatoronto. 🙏 .
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@vesic_jelena and I will be teaching an Intermediate Series Intensive at @ashtangatoronto, Dec 8-14.
  • Cultivate a light approach to the work. Practice equanimity.
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In November @vesic_jelena and I will be teaching for a week in Ubud, Bali at @ubudyogacentre. It’s going to be a fantastic retreat! Maybe you can come?
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Pic by @cat_108 🐱
  • Just finished a couple of workshops in Scandinavia at @astangastudio in Copenhagen, Denmark and @yayoga_official in Holmestrand, Norway.
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I feel incredibly lucky to be able to teach what I love. Thank you to my generous hosts and all of the amazing students that came for the workshops.
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Next stop, @ashtangatoronto! And, in 2 weeks, Zagreb with @supersoulyoga . See you there?
  • When traveling I often do a shorter version of my practice. Jet lag, time and space constraints often mean that sometimes I only do Ashtanga’s standing poses. I ALWAYS stick to following the traditional sequence. When I’m stuck for time, or don’t have energy, I just do less.
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After all of these years, there’s a deep sense of comfort and peace moving through these familiar vinyasa. And, even though I’ve done this same practice thousands of times, every single practice still requires my full attention.  There’s always more work to do to “perfect” the movements and postures. And in that work I always gain a new perspective on my self.
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NEW RELEASE: Perfecting the Fundamentals of Ashtanga.
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This video explains:
-The traditional vinyasa counts and movements for each of the Fundamental Asanas
-The Tristhana (Three Places of Attention) for each count and posture
-Alignment cues and information to deepen your experience of the postures
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Ultimately, this video is about much more than just the vinyasas and postures–  it’s about using precision and detail to help us tap into Ashtanga’s powerful technique of moving meditation. I hope you find it helpful!
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