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Tagged With: ashtanga

Shakti in the house!

Sunday morning was led primary at 6am, and I stayed after to watch from the foyer as Sharath taught counted led intermediate series at 7:30 am. I have to admit, watching from a distance as 50+ Ashtangis practiced second series in unison was some crrrrrrazy looking yoga. I often think that about this series. It’s … Continue reading »

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Not Authorized.

Kate introduced us to Sharath a few days ago. We are the Boston crew, all here in Mysore together. Cara was introduced as her assistant; I was, “a very good student, coming every day.” Kate also added that Cara teaches when she is out of town. Sharath’s immediate reaction: “But not authorized, not eligible.” Then … Continue reading »

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Inside the practice room

It’s 9 AM, Cyndi and I are readying to leave the Kuteer guesthouse and head to the Shala for yoga practice. Sharath has moved our start time up to 10 AM (from 10:30). Over our yoga clothes we wear kurtas (long shirts) and scarves around our shoulders. We do this this to respect the modesty … Continue reading »

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Not a beginner

Back to Tuesday, in Sharath’s office, registering for practice at the Shala. Cyndi and I await our turn, are called in, sit down. Sharath looks over our papers, passport photos freshly adhered by the shala’s resident glue stick. I admit I am nervous. Not at my best (it has only been a few hours since … Continue reading »

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sleep of the yogi

Some thoughts on dreaming, waking and how ashtanga yoga ruined my nightlife. स्वप्ननिद्रा ज्ञानालम्बनम् वा ॥३८॥ svapna-nidrā jñāna-ālambanam vā – Or through knowledge that is derived from a nocturnal dream. ~Patanjali Yoga Sutras I.38 Dreaming: Lately I’ve been dreaming of India. Not a surprise as our departure date for Mysore fast approaches. They are abstract, … Continue reading »

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Holiday practice in a new space

Had a blast filming and shooting my practice at Radiance Yoga during my holiday travels. It was great to change it up a bit; practice on my own and finally see how my body bends and moves. A big thanks to my sis for sticking around for the whole routine!! It was awesome to get … Continue reading »

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we are second-generation ashtangis

We’re kicking off this blog in preparation for our first ever trip to Mysore, India to practice at the Ashtanga Yoga Institute. It will be a space to share the journey with our students and friends and hopefully it grows to become a resource for all of us second-generation Ashtangis out there, learning from our … Continue reading »

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