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Why daily practice is the best practice

I’ve been thinking this week about the Ashtanga tradition of practising six days a week and whether, if we’re not on that roll of getting on our mats every day, we are getting the full benefit of the practice. It … Continue reading

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Rehashing!

I have decided to re-publish some of the moon-day newsletters here on our website in order to give them a permanent home. Many of you who are newer students of ours will not have been on our e-mail list when … Continue reading

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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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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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The best yoga-related snippets from the web part 4

Ok I haven’t done one of these for a while but here we go. First up is a great essay written by certified teacher Tim Miller about his first experiences with Ashtanga Yoga, travelling to India and learning with Guruji. … Continue reading

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The best yoga-related snippets from the web part 3

Lets jump straight in this week and start with a video from the New York Times in which Eddie Stern talks a little bit about Ashtanga Yoga. From what we see of Eddie on the web, we really like him. … Continue reading

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The best yoga-related snippets from the web part 2

So here we are again, there’s a lot of great stuff that we’ve seen in the last ten days or so. First up, two great clips of Richard Freeman. The first is Richard breathing with sound helped by Guruji’s count. … Continue reading

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Free Yoga class and film screening

This coming Friday and Saturday (the 30th and 31st of March) Oscailt are holding  an open day (well two days actually). There is an extensive list of events scheduled, run by the various teachers and practitioners who use Oscailt as … Continue reading

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Ashtanga: Tradition, Dogma and Modifying the Practice

On first reading this article by Chad Herst, on tradition versus dogma in Ashtanga Yoga, largely I agreed with the thrust of what he was trying to say. However, having reflected upon it for a day or two there are a few points … Continue reading