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inside the mysore room

Posted by on August 29, 2012

Here’s a sneak peek into our Mysore room.

If you’ve never been to a Mysore style Ashtanga yoga class, it may be a bit confusing at first glance. The traditional system is one of self-practice. Yes, we have a class, and we all come together in the yoga room, but everyone here is doing the ashtanga yoga series on their own, with their own breath, at their own pace, from memory, with modifications tailored to their own bodies and a teacher (or two) moving about the room offering one on one guidance and assistance.

Its certainly not the only way to practice yoga, but it does cultivate a deeply personal relationship to yoga in a very special way.

These are our yoga students. They have full time jobs, go to school, raise families, are beginners or have done this for 10 years. They ride on trains or bikes or hitch rides from their spouses to come to the studio early mornings and practice this beautiful/challenging/messy yoga side by side.

I thank them for letting me take off my student and teacher hats and beĀ photographer for the morning.

If you’d like to join us in this practice we are in Boston’s South End every morning (except Saturdays and Moon Days). Read more about Mysore Ashtanga yoga on our What Is Mysore page.

Eka Pada Sirsasana - mysore style ashtanga yoga - photography by Cara Brostrom

All photos are copyright Cara Brostrom Photography for Ashtanga 4 Life.

 

2 Responses to inside the mysore room

  1. Rochelle

    Gorgeous photos! It’s so lovely to see everyone practicing…so many familiar faces that I miss so much…and so many new faces! xoxoxo

  2. (0v0)

    Awesome.

    Kate’s concentration is super photogenic.

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