Everyone has something that pushes them to the edge of their limits. Almost every yoga practitioner has experienced a posture that brought them to the edge of what they believed was possible for the body and the mind. When this happens there is nothing to do but try, let yourself fall and ultimately transform yourself through the… [read more]
Blog by Kino MacGregor My second week of practice in Mysore was one of the most confusing weeks of practice in the last ten years. After two days off thanks to a New Moon on Sunday and a restful week of Primary and Intermediate before that I felt more rested than I had in years…. [read more]
These are my notes from this last Sunday’s conference, rough and unedited. I tried to keep up with everything that Sharath said and type exactly what he said with as little paraphrasing as possible. I type pretty quickly on the iPad and I just hope I wasn’t too distracting to people around me. There are… [read more]
Whenever I teach a Guided Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series class, there is one posture is almost universal in its ability to test the limits of strength: Navasana, Boat Posture. It demands so much core strength that when repeated five times, it feels like a mini-marathon right in the middle of a very long practice. In… [read more]
The darkness is the light itself—not a pathway that leads to the light, but the essence of the light itself. The beautiful postures of yoga are not an end, in and of themselves. The real teaching of the path of yoga is to use asana as a way to gain perspective on deeper life patterns…. [read more]
Many people think that arm balances are all in the arms, but every part of the body is responsible for lifting itself. When working on the strength postures in the Ashtanga Yoga Second Series remember to utilize the whole body and integrate the core with the strength of the arms. In the posture called Tittibhasana, or Firefly, a strong… [read more]
published in Yoga Magazine, UK, June 2012 Edition Click Here to read the article.
Magic trick or true spiritual practice? Stuck on a transit train in Dallas airport during a tight connection I found myself staring anxiously at the time above the monitor. I boarded the train at Terminal D and was going to Terminal C. If I remembered my alphabet correctly C and D should be right next… [read more]