I’ve been thinking a lot lately about why we do what we do in Ashtanga Yoga. Why we place such an emphasis on sticking to the sequence, the correct vinyasa, and the count. And truthfully I’ve been having some trouble finding the words to express it. It feels so much bigger than me, but I […]
I’m an anxious person by nature. Without discipline, my mind runs amuck creating stories about this, and that. It spins trivial situations into worst case scenarios, that send me spiraling into the depths of my monkey mind.
In this weeks blog we’re gibing you some tips on how to still the monkey mind!
Something I get asked all the time by practitioners is how to eat for this practice, and I think it’s so important. We work super hard in this practice, and fuelling our bodies with nutritious food is a necessity! So this week I’m sharing all about how to get proper nutrition for Ashtanga.
I’m not going to lie, for the first year or so of practice, I didn’t think much of the fundamental asanas.
To me, the standing sequence was just something I had to “get through” until the real practice started. I spent a lot of time rushing through it, and not really focusing on my alignment because, at the time, it seemed like just a warm-up.
Over time, I realized the importance of these postures, and the impact they can have on our practice. In this post I share the importance of the fundamental asanas, and how to improve!
Practicing through pain is something most Ashtangis have done at some point in time. But it isn’t necessary! You do not, and should not be fighting through pain to make it through your practice. This week we’re giving you 4 great ways to deal with pain when it comes up in your practice.