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The Ashtanga Pilgrimage: Journey to Mysore

Posted by on Nov 1, 2014 in Ashtanga Yoga

Mysore. It’s the name of both a style of Ashtanga yoga practice and the place in which it originated. While the individualized, supervised self-practice that takes its name from this South Indian city is practiced world over, every year hundreds of practitioners make the pilgrimage to study in this mecca of Ashtanga yoga. Some return year after year, making the effort to spend time in this special place a central part of their lives. What draws yoga practitioners from...

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The Point of Yoga

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in Ashtanga Yoga

The misconceptions about yoga – Mysore practice with Peter Samson The Mysore Style is the traditional way of practicing yoga as it was taught in Mysore, India, by Sri K Pattabhi Jois.  The student is taught a sequence of postures through one-on-one instruction which allows each student to practice and learn in his/her own pace. The yoga-shala is packed with students, several waiting outside for others to leave the room so that they, in their turn, can start their...

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