Atha Yoga Anusasanam – Yoga Sutras 1.1

David Robson

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.

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Why We Practice Asana

David Robson Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto

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!

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Ayurvedic Post Practice Nutrition Tips for Ashtangis

Ayurvedic nutrition goes beyond the basic macro and micronutrients.  This philosophy looks at the energetic aspects associated with the food we eat and accounts for things like fueling our Agni (digestive fire) and replenishing Ojas (vigor and vitality).

This week we’re giving you a few Ayurvedic post-practice nutrition tips, and a delicious smoothie recipe to go along!

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Pregnancy and Practice: The Paradigm Shift

Melissa Singh Pregnant Yoga

A pregnant woman, a midwife and an Ashtanga teacher walk into a film studio…

There’s no punchline, that’s just how this video got started.

If you’ve been following our blog since the beginning, you may be familiar with our very first article on pregnancy. Well, this conversation goes far beyond that.

I sat down with David Robson and Safire Naranjo to have an in-depth discussion about all things pregnancy and practice. And what started out as a project to discuss the idea’s around a safe pregnant practice, turned into something much more profound.

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5 Tips for an Amazing Morning Practice

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.

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