You may not know this, but the Primary series of Ashtanga Yoga is called “Yoga Chikitsa” in Sanskrit which means, “Yoga Therapy.” In this post we’re going to discuss why it’s so important to practice primary series correctly, under the guidance of a qualified teacher.
As a new(ish) mom to a very active, (albeit adorable) little girl, finding 90 or so minutes to do my entire practice 6 days a week is tough.
Oftentimes, rather than simply showing up, and doing my best in the time that I have, I am filled with guilt, anxiety and the feeling that I am a “bad Ashtangi” because I can’t do it all, all of the time.
In this post I share my story about overcoming Ashtangi guilt when you don’t have enough time, and how you can too!
Your Dosha, or mind-body type, according to Ayurveda, may impact your practice both physically and mentally. This week we’re looking at how each Dosha may show up in the Ashtanga practice.
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!
Dristi is important in our Asana practice. It is one of the three Tristhanas or, “points of focus” during our practice along with Asana and Pranayama.
Dristi, I’ve realized for me at least, is foundational, and instrumental to my level focus and concentration throughout my practice.
So this week, I thought I’d discuss why it’s so important to our practice.