Ashtanga

Current List Of Personal Injuries And How I’m Modifying My Ashtanga Yoga Practice – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Current List Of Personal Injuries And How I’m Modifying My Ashtanga Yoga Practice When I get injured I tend to become an anatomy nerd. I read books, blogs, articles and watch videos in the hopes of fully understanding the source of my pain and how to heal it. The frustrating, yet miraculous, thing is: the human body is extraordinarily complicated. We will rarely get to the root cause of what’s happening because there are so many moving parts, literally! All…

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Ashtanga Yoga in modern day Dublin – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Ashtanga Yoga in modern day Dublin It’s great to our Mysore classes so busy – I’ve been teaching traditional Ashtanga Yoga in modern day Dublin  for over a decade and I’m more passionate than ever about incorporating this authentic practice into our everyday lives! There is a lot of conflicting advice out there about how one should practice Ashtanga Yoga.  A lot of this hyperbole creates an unnecessarily strict and dogmatic approach which takes one further away from developing a sustainable long term practice. Ideally, the best time to…

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5 Reasons NOT To Stop Your Asana Practice – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

5 Reasons NOT To Stop Your Asana Practice I know how frustrating it is to have injuries in Ashtanga yoga – or in any movement practice. You faithfully get your butt out of bed early each morning to practise and you’re starting to feel yourself getting stronger and more flexible. You feel motivated and energised…everything is going great. And then, BAM. An injury – out of nowhere. Maybe you pushed yourself a little too far in practice, or maybe you…

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3 Secrets To A Pain-Free Lotus Pose – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

3 Secrets To A Pain-Free Lotus Pose If there’s one thing I absolutely never gloss over when I’m teaching a guided or led Ashtanga yoga class, it’s how to keep your knees safe in Padmasana. Even if it interrupts the flow of the vinyasa, if there are newcomers to the class you bet I’ll be giving you my spiel about how to come in and out of half-lotus safely. And how to modify the postures if you need. [Regular students…

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5 Surprising Reasons Ashtanga Yoga Is Perfect For Beginners – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

5 Surprising Reasons Ashtanga Yoga Is Perfect For Beginners One of my life missions is to spread this important message: Ashtanga yoga is 100% suitable for beginners! There’s so much inspirational content out there from experienced Ashtanga yoga practitioners (e.g. this incredible video of Laruga Glaser), which is awesome. But sometimes this can fool people into thinking you have to have an advanced practice before even beginning to learn this style of yoga. This is such a shame because it’s…

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