Guru Culture and Ashtanga Yoga

I think the idea of having a “Guru” is quite polarizing. People seem to land on either side of the issue. They either love the idea of having one teacher/guru, or they stand firm in that Guru culture is BS, and rebel completely.

Now  guru culture in the Ashtanga lineage is interesting because we have a living breathing Guru, Sharath. And while some people hang on his every word, others… don’t.

This weeks blog is all about Guru culture. Check it out to hear my thoughts on the issue, and what I think are some important things to consider before taking a Guru.

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How to Cultivate a Sustainable Home Practice

Maintaining a home practice can be really tough. I know that when I’m not amidst the buzzing energy of the studio, and with the accountability of my teachers, I really struggle. And I don’t think I’m alone in this. The reality is many practitioners don’t have the luxury of being close to an Ashtanga studio, so cultivating a home practice is important. This week I sought the expertise of two wicked home practitioners to find out just what gets them on their mat everyday.

Read more to here what Kat and Jeff had to say!

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Why Ashtangis Take Rest on Moon Days

Have you ever wondered why we take rest on Moon days in the Ashtanga Lineage? Maybe up until now you’ve just LOVED having an extra rest day during the week, but did you know there is an energetic reason that we take rest? In this blog we’re sharing why we take rest on moon days. Check it out!

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How IV Therapy Can Help Support Ashtangi Health

This week I had the opportunity to sit down with AYCT’s very own Vitamin Girl, Naturopath Dr. Tara Campbell, to chat all about IV therapy and the impact it can have on Ashtangi’s and their health. If you’ve never heard about IV Therapy, that’s ok! You can read all about it and it’s incredible health benefits in this weeks post!

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