Tag Archives: ashtanga

Our Yoga Reading List: 2010

The Subtle Body: The Story of Yoga in America
by Stefanie Syman
Pub. Date: June 08, 2010

Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice
by Mark Singleton
Pub. Date: February 2010

Yoga in the Modern World: Contemporary Perspectives
by Mark Singleton, Jean Marie Byrne
Pub. Date: February 2010

The Yoga Show: Eddie Stern on Martha Stewart

watch it!

project air video

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “project air video“, posted with vodpod

 

Ashtanga Yoga Classes in Philadelphia

[updated 9/2/11]

Dear Elephantbeans,

I’m moving to Philadelphia and am looking for a place to practice Ashtanga, hopefully mysore-style.  Know of any places?

Thanks!
Here is what we uncovered.  Did we miss something?  Let us know!

Back to school (in Ashtanga City, NY)

Looking for a Mysore or Led Ashtanga class in New York City?  Look no further.

Mysore classes in New York

Led classes in New York

John Scott practicing blindfolded

Clip of John Scott practicing blindfolded and teaching @ Ashtanga Yoga Oslo, July 09.

Sharath is on flickr…

monkey!flickr

posted by ebean

Yoga Video Tuesday

posted by ebeans

Richard Freeman breathing real slow for Pattabhi Jois
(who doesn’t want to snoop around this Maui archive?)

Iyengar Yoga Trio– Is it dance?  Is it demo?  Is it yoga?
(part 1 of 3)

Lino Miele philosophizes
(associated videos include more talks and a jump through demo)

Backbends & tic-tacs 35 1/2 weeks pregnant

I think this is totally fantastic and inspiring. Thanks mmdieter for sharing!

In theory, you’re not supposed to use your bandhas while pregnant… but… how…????

o_O

Why Yoga?

posted by ebeans

Ever have that moment when you are in some crazy pose and you think to yourself as that guy in Enlighten Up! most aptly stated “what’s the connection between this and enlightenment?”  This has been a prevelant topic for Ashtanga practitioner/critic, Yoga Chickie, as of late.  In her post entitled “Existential Questions” she relays a conversation with her MD about practice.  Why read it?  Because it is interesting to reflect on how the “outside world” perceives yoga practice in general and Ashtanga in particular.  Sure one can critique YC as a practitioner, but I believe she asks some interesting questions about maintaining a lifetime practice.  Additionaly, I think we all would like to know more about the method behind the practice.   For primary series, we have Lino’s book which discusses the indications for postures.  But to my knowledge, there isn’t any information past primary…