Daily Archives: March 11, 2009

Postcard from Mysore: In the Mecca of Celebrity Yoga

posted by wherehaveyoubean

In the Mecca of Celebrity Yoga

“A host of similar schools have emerged in the wealthier neighborhoods of this prosperous city in recent years. Jayakumar Swamyshree runs Pranava Yogadham, where he offers courses of varying durations, but usually with up to four sessions in a day. Like many teachers and students, he is critical of Jois’s brand of yoga, which many teachers in Mysore have adopted — largely to attract foreign students and their dollars. “Yoga’s about liberation, emancipation, inner peace, harmony… That’s the ultimate aim of yoga — kaivalya. It’s not just about a perfectly sculpted body,” he says. He also says Jois’s fees — $700 for a month-long course, three to four times the amounts charged by other schools — are excessive, “especially as he doesn’t even teach himself any more. His daughter and grandson take the classes.”

You can laugh or get annoyed over the rest of this “in-depth” article right here

sauchat – show ‘mat’ some respect

posted by freebean

so…it’s been several years of yoga & one day you finally look down at your beloved mat as if it was the first time & discover that those flip-flop treks (aka black feet) to your fave studio have left their mark (or rather marks) all over your supportive friend who has cushioned your falls in attempted bakasana & allowed you to sweat all over him without any apologies required or even expected. (ok,yes i have just personified the yoga mat, so roll with it & we’ll call my friend ‘mat’ for the rest of this post). now it’s time to give back.

show ‘mat’ some respect & commit to a cleanliness routine, after all it is a basic yoga sutra.

here are some options (now you have no excuse):

  • dwell smartly on the go – not feeling crafty? get samatharoma yoga mat cleaner. it’s all natural so you can use it to spritz your mat (& yourself) after a sweaty practice. it kills the nasties with essential oils of tea tree, lavender, pine, eucalyptus & geranium.

now fess up & cast your vote: how often do you wash your yoga mat?

Led Intermediate…mysore style

posted by eb

there’s nothing else quite like it.

from govinda kai

bakasana and baradvajrasana

Pincha Mayurasana
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