Ashtanga Yoga Without Feeding The Ego

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga in Nicaragua, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Teacher Training

There are some important questions you should ask yourself in your Ashtanga yoga practice.  Are you surrendering to the method or are you working in the opposite way. If we take on the practice without a motivation to surrender and trust in the process we could be unconsciously strengthening our ego instead of deconstructing it. We’re all just really confused. That’s what Patanjali thinks, anyway. If his Yoga Sutras is a systematic roadmap for reaching enlightenment,...

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Shaking Things Up With Shakti: The Women of Ashtanga Yoga

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in Ashtanga Yoga

  In the Western world, yoga is often associated with women. Female yoga practitioners, however, are a relatively recent phenomenon. As their numbers grow, women around the world are experiencing transformation through the Ashtanga yoga practice – and perhaps changing the tradition itself. A History of Maleness For many years, Krishnamacharya didn’t teach women. The teacher of Pattabhi Jois, B.K.S. Iyengar, and Deshikachar, Krishnamacharya is widely considered the...

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Yin Yoga: Cultivating The Opposite

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 in Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga and Healing, Yoga in Nicaragua, Yoga Teacher Training

Yin yoga is not, contrary to what many yoga students believe, a restorative cosy, comfy yoga where you can just “hang out” in an asana. Quite the opposite actually, they foster the same growth-through-discomfort as any yan-type yoga like Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. All yoga has the same goal. It is the stilling of the fluctuations of the mind, the slow, steady quest to transcendence through practice. Like any destination, however, there are many different paths. For...

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Teeth Brushing for The Soul: Cultivating Detachment Through Ashtanga Yoga Practice

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga in Nicaragua, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Teacher Training

Sometimes it is hard to let go of ambition and silence the inner critic in our daily yoga practice? How can we actually understand and learn detachment in our yoga practice? Looking at it from the action of brushing your teeth  might be helpful to tap into the feeling of non attachment on and off the mat. Let’s talk about oral hygiene. We all know brushing your teeth is important. Giving your chompers a good cleaning is probably a regular part of your daily...

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Digital Detox: Turn Off to Tune In During Our Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training in Nicaragua

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016 in Yoga and Healing, Yoga Teacher Training

What would you do if you had to disconnect for a day? Two days? What about a week or three? Between smartphones, tablets and computers, our modern lives are so perpetually plugged in it’s hard to imagine life before an ever-present Internet connection. Taking a break from constant connectivity can be good for you, however. After all, what you “feed” your brain is just as important as what you feed your body. A constant stream of social media and insubstantial snippets...

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