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Guest Post: Lisa & The Seventh Series

Lisa and her "personal assistants"                                                                                  I have been practicing As...

First Series

The First Series is the foundation of the practice of Ashtanga yoga. Without a proper grasp, our Ashtanga building lacks firm ground. Also known as...

Girl Power

The reality and needs of the female body are different from the male. Maybe as a result of the traditional preeminence of male teachers in the Ash...

Ashtanga Mom Emilia Arenas: Dreams, Motherhood and Yoga.

                                Emilia Arenas with her daughter Maia in Miami                                                                    ...

Too Much Too Soon

Krounchasana. Detail. Picture by Justyna Jaworska. The years of study with Sharath in Mysore have taught me to appreciate the virtues of a slow pa...

3 Tips to Master Yourself on the Mat

The experience of practicing yoga in Mysore is raw and additive-free. From the queues to the natural logistics of studying in the Main Shala, the...

Traditional Ashtanga Practice: General Guidelines

Altar in the Main Shala. KPJAYI, Mysore (India) When you practice with Sharath or with one of the teachers that have studied with him, you will no...

Sirsasana FAQs

Sirsasana. Picture by Luis Moreno. El Gong Club de Yoga. Madrid.   Sirsasana, most commonly known as Headstand, comes in the finishing sequence o...

Twenty Years from Now

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did do. So throw off the bowlines! Sail awa...

Turning Lead into Gold

Tim Miller in a picture with the late Pattabhi Jois, father of Ashtanga yoga Ever since I started my Ashtanga journey I’ve been intrigued by how p...

The Mind and the Elephant Trunk

Sharath usually talks about how asana practice makes one braver and serves in the conquest of fear (drop backs anyone?). There is an obvious reaso...

If Yoga Were Sales

The Bhagavad Gita, which translates into "The Song of God", is a text part of the Indian epic Mahabharata that explains how to be a yogi in the w...