Celebrating International Yoga Day 2021: Exploring the Main traditions of Yoga from Mysore

Written as part of my course (200hr TT with StewG, ELSY) this essay explores the main traditions of yoga originating in Mysore from the last 120 years. Enjoy the read and happy international yoga day - remember, yoga is both on AND (most importantly) a practice OFF the mat. | A/C Albeit not travelling to …

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Sri Prashant Iyengar TRIKONASANA

Recommended reading: The Alpha and Omega of Trikonasana by Sri Prashant Iyengar

Hello all! A wonderful recommendation exploring the science of trikonasa is a book written by BKS Iyengar's son Sri Prashant Iyengar, entitled The Alpha & Omega of Trikonasana. Here's a great description of Prashant Iyengar's The Alpha & Omega of Trikonasana via BKSIyengar.com: Trikonasana has been used as an example to explain how asana practice …

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Roll on Recovery 2021! | VIDEO MSG

Welcome to 2021! The theme for this month is Recovery! The book I mention in the video (talking about Pawanmuktasana*) is called Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha by Satyananda Saraswati. *meaning wind relieving asanas (wind as in gas and also energy, prana - moving the prana through the body). Strongly recommend reading this book and practicing …

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Cultivate Karuna (Compassion)

November theme: Karuna (Compassion coupled with Devoted Action)

Theme for last month, October, was Maitri (loving kindness and friendliness). This, of course, is a ubiquitous message transcending time-so, be it November or sometime in the future, slow down and ask how you can nurture more maitri, becoming a kinder and more compassionate (karuna) individual. This month we'll be looking at karuna, β€œcompassion coupled …

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On Change, Medication Reduction & Practicing Bharmanasana (TableTop) Variations

Maitri, the theme for the month, meaning friendliness; loving-kindness, is about community, about reaching out to others, about Peace, Love, and Joy... This 20m video - suitable for beginners - stresses the message of maitri, change and balance; and includes dhyana (meditation), Mantra and a few variations of bharmanasana (tabletop/all 4's) and a reading speaking …

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A re[sounding] friendship: Inspirational video on studying Sanskrit

An ode to Maitri (friendliness; loving kindness) - a personal focus in svadhyaya (self-study) this month - is the friendship which awaits in nurturing your relationship with Sanskrit. Watch this moving, authentic and inspirational video from Gabriella Burnel on why she studied Sanskrit, and read on for a short post with a big message: on …

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