Don’t Blame the Mirror

Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto Blog

There are some people out there who vehemently oppose Ashtanga, it’s method and postures. They do so for a variety of reasons, and this week on the blog I’m making the case that it has nothing to do with Ashtanga.

Check it out, and let us know what you think!

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Why Ashtangis Should Practice Abhyanga

Abhyanga Massage

I have started doing something that has seriously changed the game for my practice, and my life – daily self-massage or Abhyanga as it is called in Ayurveda.

In this article I’m sharing all about how Abhyanga can support not only your practice, but your health and how to do it.

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The Power of Primary Series

Betty Cho

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.

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Let Go of Ashtangi Guilt

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!

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