The Best Teachers Are Not Perfect

By Melissa Singh | January 19, 2018 |
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Teachers at Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto

Your teacher probably isn’t perfect. Don’t get me wrong, it takes a special kind of person to teach this practice. To have the wherewithal to do the inner work every day, to set an example for their students and to teach in the tradition of the lineage. While these special people do their best to be decent practitioners and human beings, we need not forget they are just that – human.

How to Improve Digestion for a Happy Poo Year

By Melissa Singh | January 8, 2018 |
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What’s better than a Happy New Year? A Happy Poo Year! Let’s be honest, there is nothing better than a good, cleansing poop right before your morning practice. Nothing. It makes the jump throughs easier, the back bends more graceful and the twists less stressful. In this article we’re giving you some great tips on how to improve your poop’s so you can improve your practice.

The Beginners Guide to Dropbacks

By Melissa Singh | December 21, 2017 | Comments Off on The Beginners Guide to Dropbacks
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David Robson Ashtanga Toronto Blog

Dropping back, and back bending can be some of the most challenging of the asanas. If done incorrectly, they can also result in a host of injuries, and can potentially cause a lot of undue pain. Whether you do primary series or are deep into third, there are some fundamental things you should be doing to support your backbends. In this weeks blog post we’re giving you a little tutorial on dropping back with our very own David Robson!

5 Tips for an Amazing Morning Practice

By Melissa Singh | December 13, 2017 |
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Most Ashtangis practice in the morning. Many of us, at some crazy early hour, before the sun has even thought about coming up. If you’re a seasoned Ashtanga practitioner, you may have already developed a routine that works for you, to set yourself up for a great practice. Whether you have your own tricks or not, we’re giving you 5 simple tips to have an amazing morning practice.

Holiday Gift Guide for Ashtangis

By Melissa Singh | December 6, 2017 |
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What do you get for someone whose life is all about going to bed early, and waking up at some godforsaken time to pretzel their body into funny shapes? Well, that’s the question we’re out to answer in this weeks blog post!

5 Reasons to Try Mysore Style Ashtanga

By Melissa Singh | November 30, 2017 |
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Mysore style Ashtanga can be intimidating if you’ve never done it. But we’ve got 5 great reasons to step out of fear and into the Mysore room.

How Ashtanga Feels as I Age – Betty Cho

By Melissa Singh | November 15, 2017 |
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Betty Cho

Meet Betty, one of the most consistent practitioners at AYCT – oh yea, and she’s in her mid-60’s! In this article, she’s talking all about age and Ashtanga.

5 Essential Daily Habits for Ashtangi’s

By Melissa Singh | November 8, 2017 |
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Ashtanga is a challenging practice, but by implementing these 5 daily habits you can improve the quality of your practice and overall health.

Ashtanga – The Practice of Equanimity

By Melissa Singh | October 19, 2017 | Comments Off on Ashtanga – The Practice of Equanimity
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Workshops at Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Canada

Yoga isn’t just about being relaxed and peaceful. It’s much more about sitting with discomfort and finding the calm amidst the chaos.

A Simple Ayurvedic Guide to Fall Wellness

By Melissa Singh | October 11, 2017 |
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Ayurvedic Spices

Fall is the perfect time to focus on grounding ourselves. Check out these simple Ayurvedic tips to improving your wellness this fall!