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Yoga for Writing

5 May 2016, 09:22

I was always the un-sportiest of children. A bookish little girl, fond of sitting still and thinking, and deeply fearful, I now realise, of trying something I might not be good at and humiliating myself. Team sports have always been pretty much my worst nightmare. High school P.E. lessons only strengthened my belief that I […]

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The Evolution of Ashtanga Yoga by Matthew Sweeney

24 Sep 2013, 20:49

Ashtanga Yoga is a wonderful practice for the body and mind. It is an evolving practice that is changing and growing to suit people of all ages and abilities. At least that is its potential. The tradition and its changing nature can be a difficult thing to reconcile. This problem exists for all traditions, so […]

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The Teacher / Student relationship by Aris K. Kapetanakis

23 Sep 2013, 08:26

The Lighthouse Life is an endless sea. We sail either with a specific course or drifting alone trying to find the course during our journey. Sometimes it is dark, foggy and harsh. Other times everything is peaceful, sunny and joyful. Either way, what matters is the journey. In this journey, occasionally, you might lose track […]

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Pranayama and Ashtanga Yoga by Charlie Taylor-Rugman

11 Sep 2013, 15:49

Tim Miller, one of Pattabhi Jois’ first American students, gave a number of workshops in Europe this summer. It was great to spend time with Tim and to gain the benefit of his immense knowledge. One of the things I liked best about Tim’s workshop was that he taught people the Ashtanga Yoga pranayama (seated […]

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Ashtanga Yoga in the Indian Megacity by Alan O’Leary

4 Sep 2013, 17:14

I just spent the summer in Mumbai and Delhi, and let me start by stating the obvious: India is massive! So it should not surprise us that the character of the yoga on offer will vary from town to town—and from city to megacity. Mysore might be just a drive to Bangalore and then a […]

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Selling Spirituality by Luke Jordan

4 Sep 2013, 11:08

I’ve been reading a great book recently called Selling Spirituality: The Silent Takeover of Religion. Okay, so it’s not a light read or a barrel of laughs but it is an incisive, illuminating and somewhat contentious examination of how the term spirituality has been used in the western marketplace. What the book suggests is that […]

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A Week With My Teacher by Matt Ryan

2 Sep 2013, 15:19

The idea was to get back to Mysore this year for a month, but then the wife got pregnant, which threw a spanner in the works of that particular plan. The next best thing was to book myself on to the week-long intermediate talk-through classes that Sharath was teaching in London in August 2013 (workshop […]