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Moon Day News 45

I think one of our neighbours killed himself at the weekend. He was a couple of years older than Suzanne. I can’t be sure (and I might be putting two and two together and getting five) and so, out of … Continue reading

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Moon Day News 31

On the face of it, the practice of Ashtanga Yoga seems like it is progressive. And it is. The asanas, as we go further into each series, get progressively more physically demanding. The names of the different series’ even support … Continue reading

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Ashtanga Yoga as therapy

Ashtanga Yoga has a bit of a reputation amongst the uninitiated for being strict, rigid, uncompromising. It is not generally seen as a practice which anyone can do. It is said that one has to be fit, able-bodied and energetic. … Continue reading

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Are we practising yoga?

Suzanne absolutely loves her pregnancy yoga class. She goes every Saturday afternoon and I know it’s going to be invaluable to her when it comes to her going into labour. I asked her last week what sort of things they … Continue reading

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Tristhana

When a friend or family-member says, “Hey, you’re into yoga aren’t you; what’s the story with that?”, I bet you say “Yeah, it’s ASHTANGA yoga. It’s not like NORMAL yoga classes”. In other words, you don’t want them to think … Continue reading

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Benefits of Primary Series Asanas

This week we’re including (almost word for word) the benefits of each asana of primary series as specified by Pattabhi Jois in his Yoga Mala. The Surya Namaskara (sun-salutations) are essential in the practice of yoga as they help to … Continue reading

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A note on shaucha

  Your mother always told you that cleanliness was next to godliness and Patanjali agrees. It turns out that your mother is a great yogi! The word ‘ashtanga’, as many of you already know, means eight limbs. The limbs, as … Continue reading