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.
Atha Yoga Anusasanam – Now, the teachings of Yoga – Yoga Sutras 1.1 These words ring in my ears. I can hear David chanting them clearly. Possibly, because he recites them to my 7 month old daughter whenever he sees her, which is fairly often these days. But what I originally, and naively interpreted as a mere introduction to a deeper text, turns out to be in fact, one of the most profound sutra’s in the entire text.
Ashtanga is much more than just fancy asana. It’s not all handstands, and legs behind the head. It’s about connecting with your breath – learning to still the mind even in the most challenging of postures. After all, as David Robson says, asana without breath is just shitty gymnastics.
This week we’re uncovering why we actually practice asana in the first place, featuring a brand new video from our very own David Robson!