Friday, 30 July 2010

The grip; Natajarasana and Eka pada raja kapotasana

These poses are very much work in progress but I seem to have finally worked out what's going on with the grip.
One of the things I noticed during the recent VK TT course was how useful certain aspects of my ashtanga background have been, in particular the way we tend to work on the same poses day after day. In many yoga classes it seems, the poses and sequences can change from one class to the next, thus a posture you find difficult might not come around again for a couple of weeks. In Ashtanga, if your last posture is laghu vajrasana, you'll work on on it five days a week until you nail it and once you do you'll continue to polish it day after day. It's a possible drawback to Vinyasa Krama in that your encouraged to try to cover as many postures as possible over a week or a fortnight, although you do have a couple of key asanas that your advised to practice everyday.

My way around this is to practice the key asana as advised and then choose a couple of challenging asana to work on, if not daily then every other day, the rest of the practice will then rotate through the different sub routines and sequences over the week. The 'challenging' postures (to me anyway) that I try to work on everyday are Natajarasana, Hanumanasana and Eka pada Raja kapotasana.

One of the difficulties with Natjarasana and Eka pada raja kapotasana is the grip on the foot. here they are at full speed and then in slow motion.


and some screen shots, notice how the elbow rotates out from underneath.









The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga : Subroutines page numbers

List of individual Asana sequences in Ramaswami's. 'The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga'
I'll also be putting this list at the bottom of the blog for ease of reference, especially for when I post practice sequences.

Highlighted link to sister blog with videos of seequences and subroutines.

Chapter I. On your Feet sequence p. 1
(special sequences from 11th chapter)
12. khagasana p240
14. dingnamaskara p237

Ch II. Asymmetric Seated Vinyasa Sequence p35

ChIII. Seated Posterior Stretch Sequence p71

Ch IV. On One leg Yogasanas p87
44. trivikramasana p97

Ch V. The Supine Sequence p101
48. advanced lead sequence p104
50.jataraparivritti(simple) p105
53.madhyasetu p112
54.urdhvadhanurasana p113
55. advanced dvipadapitam p114
60. jataraparivritti advanced p121
61. jataraparivrittiadvanced II p122
63. sarvangasana-advanced lead sequence p123
71.karnapidasana p135

Ch VI. The Bow Pose Sequence p137
83. dhanurasana p145

Ch.VII. The Triangle Pose Sequence p147
90. samakonasana p159

Ch VIII. The Inverted posture Sequence p161
94.urdhvadandasana p168
96. mandala p169
99. viparita vrikshasana (hand stands) p174

Ch. IX. Meditative Pose Sequence p176
100. vajrasana lead sequences p176
101. vajrasana p178
102. balasana p
103. ushtra nishada p181
104. advanced ushtrasana p181
105. kapotasana p182
106.virasana p184
107. simhasana p186

Ch X. The Lotus Pose Sequence p189
118. p

Ch. XI. Visesha Vinyasa Kramas p213
119. vasishtasana p219
120. anjaneyasana p223
121. halasana-pascimatana-uttanamayura sequence p228
122. utplutis p230

Ch. XII. The Winding Down Procedure p246
123. yogic postures for `breathing exercises p247
124. Kapalabhati p248
125. Pranayama p249
126. The Locks ( Bandhas) p250
127. Pratyahara - Sealing the senses p253

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Free time on the Vinyasa Krama 200 hour TT course

What to do with your free time when your on a TT course? Read the Gita again? Chant through the sutras together, go through our course notes perhaps or begin work on our essay....nope.

I remember seeing David Williams do the hands free lotus on his website. Showy, yes but very cool. One of the guys on the course could do it. This is Chris he also does on of the most beautiful uncrossed jump backs and jump throughs I've seen. check it out here.


He taught it to Wyatt who came in excited one afternoon after god knows how long practicing it on the beach.


I spent the rest of the course trying to do it. I could flip the first leg in to half lotus and secure it and then once that was in, after settling, I could flip the second one into full lotus but not both together at the same time.

I've been sitting on the above videos, wanting to add my own to the end, kind of Chris taught Wyatt taught me kind of a post but it could take a while.....

UPDATE
Closure, at last closure. Decided to give it another try and managed to land it, a little lame perhaps not exactly the tightest lotus but it counts, doesn't it?

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Work in progress ; Leg raises

Bad post title, everything is work in progress, no?

Something I've been paying attention to lately is leg raises, very much work in progress.





It's something I have difficulty with, just can't seem to get my leg straight. It's been getting a little better though, every time I'm in Shoulderstand I tend to lower my right foot/toe, say, to the floor near my head and then allow the left foot to drop back to the floor behind me which takes the right foot straight up, then I bring the left foot back up and repeat on the other side. think this is called dakshina pada uttanamayurasana rightside peacock stretch pose












There are also leg raises in some of the Shoulder stand prep, the dwipadapitam vinyasa, (table posture).











If you can do it in Shoulderstand then why not headstand. This isn't in Ramaswami's book The complete book of Vinyasa krama but as the Italians say, it marries. I was pleased with this, I've never dropped back in headstand before, although we came close to trying it on the course. My first time trying it is caught on the video below. It's always scared me a little as I use the wall so have never fallen out of headstand. You have no idea how far away the floor is but I've got into this from the ground up so figured my body knows what it's doing. What do we think dakshina pada viparita dandasana?







And if Table pose, shoulderstand and headstand then why not Urdhwa dhanurasana (wheel pose) I drop back ten times a day, might as well practice them here too. Again not in the book but I saw a video of Tony Sanchez doing it and it was such a classic pose that I've been wanting to try it. He has his leg completely straight, see it here about seven minutes in. Notice he drops back by raising his heels. I don't tend to do this ( I splay my feet instead) and a lot of teachers it seems will get on your case about it and give you some anatomical reason why it's a bad idea but, Mr Sanchez has been doing this for a while and it looks elegant, kind of En pointe.

Because I was recording I've rushed things a little below, generally in Vinyasa Krama you would raise the leg on the inhale, lower on the exhale and repeat three to six times, or perhaps on the third go you might hold the leg up there for three breaths gently nudging the tailbone up higher at the end of each exhalation and again lower on the exhale.



Monday, 26 July 2010

Flotation tank yoga

Just go back from floatworks where I spent an hour in a floatation tank. Why don't they call them isolation tanks or sensory deprivation tanks anymore I wonder.
If you haven't heard about them before, basically they are pods, half filled with water with a couple of shovel fulls of Epsom salts, basically the Dead sea in a giant bucket. You strip, off, shove in some earplugs (provided) get in, close the lid and float for an hour. At floatworks they give you ear plus, a fluffy white towel (costs an extra pound) there's a shower in the room with the pod for before and after (nice blueberry shampoo in the shower by the way).

I'm sure you can guess the claims that are made for this, theta waves this, Dali lama grade meditation state after a three ticket packet that and so on and so forth. To be honest it doesn't need the hard sell, it's the dead sea in a bucket, in the dark and without a beach full of screaming kids, what more could you want? well, Yoga.

So I got in, naked , there I said it, closed the lid, switched off the light inside and waited for them to turn the room light off, click, pitch black. They play some tape with the sound of waves for ten minutes (and again at the end to let you know your time is about up) and then that fades and there's nothing but the sound of your breathing. This was quite loud as I thought I'd try some pranayama. I engaged bandhas too but that was enough to make me drift into the side and bang my head. I softened the breathing but focused on the breath and I think I drifted off for a few minutes.

I didn't see the point of spending my hour sleeping and to be honest I can meditate better on my cushion at home so ended up doing some yoga. And here I think I'm on to something, flotation tank yoga. I should say I got lucky and was given tank number 8 which is twice the size of the usual one(think that's it in the picture above, guess it was the only one free when they took the photos). I tried some simple postures, tree pose at first but then moved on to padmasana, a kind of floating lotus. I did try sitting up to see if it would keep me afloat but I sank. The good think about lotus in the big tank was that with my hands in angeli on my chest, elbows gently supported by the water, I could float round and round and if you bent a little at the waist and gave yourself a little push you could spin quite nicely.

After a little while I got adventurous and tried Supta vajrasana, which was the highlight of the float, there I am in the picture above, now imagine it without the bolster or indeed the floor, really really nice. I tried a few others, started on leg behind head, getting as far as my shoulder but I would have had to take my foot over my face to get behind my head and didn't want to risk getting the salt water in my eye, shame, can you imagine floating in Kasyapasana?

When the music started to tell me my time was up I unfurled my legs, stretched them for a bit then rolled over. I tried a quick Bhekasana (frog pose) which amused me no end, as well as Dhanurasana and then that was that.

So flotation tanks, nice for power naps on your lunch break I imagine and probably a fine place to meditate, but for some gentle sans mat sans floor yoga it's certainly worth a try.

I have another ticket, it'll probably be the smaller tank but I'm taking suggestions for flotation tank yoga postures, any suggestions?

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Siva gave me Karandavasana back for my birthday.

So my birthday today (gained a year, had thought I would be 48 but only 47) and I thought I'd do 2nd series as I hadn't done it for a month.
Surprised how well it went, breath much more controlled, felt stronger and fitter throughout. Perhaps we should rename the course I just took Ramaswami's Vinyasa Krama boot camp, I mean I lost 3 kilo (6.6lb).
Kapo was the only thing that was a little lame, lost my heel grab for now but still dropping back to my toes so all is not lost. Coming back up from Kapo was a breeze, legs are very strong from all those squats in the triangle and one leg VK series, as I said Ramaswami's boot camp.
Nice to get my Karandavasana back, I'd tried it a couple of times in the first week, but lowering lacked control and a severe face plant to get back up here I managed to slow it and get up with the merest brush of my chin on the mat.
Think I might keep one 2nd series a week along with my Friday primary to keep my hand in, Vk the rest of the week.

Friday, 23 July 2010

Q&A Vinyasa Krama 200 hr TT course

I've been trying to post something about the course but keep deleting it, perhaps I'm just out of the habit of blogging. I feel a bit bad about that though as know some readers are interested and perhaps somebody might come here in the future who's thinking about going on the course. So I figured I'd just respond to any questions anyone might have, now or in the future, in the comments section.

I'd planned on practicing Primary on Fridays, Vinyasa Kama the rest of the week. This morning was to be my first for three weeks. Strange thing, in the past my VK practice kept morphing into an ashtanga practice, this time it was the reverse and the primary kept morphing into VK.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

First VK practice after getting home.

This was yesterdays practice. Today's was similar except I practiced most of the Bow sequence after Paschimottanasana followed by some dropbacks in place of the asymmetric and seated angle postures below.

Tadasana : 20 minutes of Key variations inc. hand variations, twists, squats, forward bends etc
Sun salutation x 3
Triangle element : some basic postures
On one leg element : Standing Marichi, Stretched leg-arm sequence, Natajarasana

Asymmetric element : Marichiyasana postures
Seated element :Paschimottanasana, Seated angle postures

Shoulderstand prep postures
Shoulderstand 5 minutes
Counterpose : Urdhva Dhanurasana
Headstand : 10 minutes (half and full lotus variations for second 5 minutes)
Shoulderstand : 5 minutes, Lotus variations, Halasana variations

Maha mudra
Badha Konasana

Padmasana (lotus) inc baddha padmasana (hands clasping toes from behind)
Kapalabhati
Pranayama (12 rounds nadi shodhana with pranayama mantra)
Mantra Meditation :15 minutes

Came to about two hours give or take.

From Ramaswami's Vinyasa Krama 200 Hr TT course

A big thank you to Barry Wadsworth (Vinyasa Krama Yoga teacher) for taking the pictures






















Sunday, 4 July 2010

Story Time : From Ramaswami's July 2010 Newsletter,

One of the joys of Ramaswami's 200 Hour Vinyasa Krama TT course (we're about to start the fourth week) has been the stories. Whether in Yoga Sutras, Chanting, Mantra or Asana class a story told in his own inimitable style is never far away. Whether these are to clarify, illustrate or bring to presence a text, argument or point of view, or just to use up the odd ten minutes towards the end of a class, the result is the same, we become like children calling upon him to share the story, shuffling in ever closer. It's not just the stories, Ramaswami has recorded over 40 cassettes and CDs in India of various Sanskrit chants. If he doesn't illustrate a point with a story then it's likely to be a short (or occasionally long) chant whether from the Vedas, Upanishads or perhaps the Puranas followed by an on-the-spot translation which bringing the material alive.

I was delighted to see that he titled this months newsletter Story time (perhaps because we've been teasing him about it all week). Here is one of the stories from the newsletter that should give a taste of the two weeks we've just spent studying the Sutras with him. The newsletter in full can be found here

'Here is another story told about Ganesa. Lord Shiva with Goddess
Parvati was in his heavenly abode called Kailasa (the Himalayas). An
old devotee during a visit to Kailas, offered the Lord a delicious
mango. The Lord then turned to His sons, the elder Gajamukha/Ganesa
(the elephant headed) and the younger firebrand Sanmukha (one with six
heads) and offered the mango to the one who would travel around the
Universe quicker. Soon enough the younger Sanmukha mounted his peacock
vahana (vehicle). (In Indian mythology many gods have their vehicles,
Lord Vishnu used a particular variety of the eagle family called
Garuda; Saraswati, the goddess of learning glides around in her swan
vehicle.) Each Deva used a different vehicle as we use a Bentley or
Chevy Impala. Shanmukha had a head start, he was off to a good start
on his “around the world in.a jiffy” adventure. He was sure that he
would win the race. It was just impossible for obese Ganesa to crawl
along on his mushika vahana or mouse vehicle.
Ganesa had his own strategy. He held his hands in Anjali (salute)
Mudra and went round his parents
Siva and Parvati with great reverence. After completing his
pradakshina (perambulation) he told the divine parents that he had
won the contest and asked for the prized mango to be given to him. He
told his quizzical parents “You two are the Universe, my Lord and I
have completed the task of going around the Universe, have I not?” he
asked. “And see, my brother is nowhere in the frame yet,”he said
trunk in cheek. Sure enough, when Shanmukha completed his round trip
of this vast universe, he was flabbergasted to see his sumptuous
looking brother eating the juicy mango. That he became angry and did
not accept the verdict of his parents is another matter. He had lost
the race. The moral of the story is that bhakti is easier to practice
than jnana, which is especially true of Kali Yuga according to my guru
Sri Krishnamacharya. One's mother and father should be revered as
God, so says the Taittiriya Upanishad. All parents agree.
(Here is a commercial break. I have lifted the story from my book
“Yoga for the Three Stages of Life” and I know not many people have
read the book, so knew nobody would notice it. It contains many more
stories from the puranas and others that are relevant to Yoga.)
Ok, what is the relevance of this story? In Yoga Sutras the first
chapter is intended for the highest evolved yogis-- the Uttama
Adhikaris – the born yogis who could get into a samadhi state at the
drop of a hat. Here there are two types of Yogis, the nirishwara
Samkhya oriented philosophers who do not find the need to accept God
in the creation and running of the Universe, even though it is an
orthodox philosophy subscribing to the authority of the vedas, and the
yogis who accept God. Patanjali in his Yoga philosophy accepts the 25
tatwas (24 tatwa of the prakriti or Universe and one distinct tatwa,
the purusha) but, adds the 26th tatwa Iswara or God to facilitate the
spiritual journey of some aspirants. That is why Yoga Philosophy is
also known as “seswara Samkhya” or Sankhya philosophy which includes
Iswara or God.) While one set of yogis have difficulty in accepting
God in their equation there is considerable number who believe in God.
One interesting facet of Yoga is that it is Universal. It is for
everybody, believers and non-believers alike. So, in the first
chapter, Patanjali addresses the question of Chitta Vritti nirodha and
Kaivalya for both the groups. Those who follow the Samkhya path alone
would practice dispassion towards the 24 tatwas in four groups
(visesha avisesha lingamatra and alinga) because these 24 tatwas are
the non-self and ultimately reach the stage of kaivalya. But Patanjali
recommends another approach -- rather than muddling through the
practice of vairagya on all these 24 tatwas, one may meditate upon the
One Tatwa (eka tatwa), Iswara or God and attain Kaivalya or freedom.
People pray to God for a number things. Here Patanjali suggests
praying for spiritual Freedom or kailvalya. Madhava, who wrote a book
“Sarva Darsana Sangraha” or a “Concise elucidation of all
philosophies”, says (following Sankara ) that the born Yogi who
practices Iswarapranidhana using the Pranava mantra and also
contemplates on the import of the Mantra attains salvation easily,
like Ganesa who worshiped the Lord and Sakti unlike Shanmukha who took
the laborious and circuitous path going around the Universe. The
implication is: those yogis who have faith in God may do well to use
that devotional fervor and make spiritual progress more easily. In
fact my guru Sri Krishnamacharya in spite of his enormous yogic
practice was an ardent Bhakti yogi. Of course one should admit that if
someone has genuine difficulty in having faith in God that person may
follow the step by step yoga approach of the Samkhyas'.

So the course is going well as you might have gathered. The campus we're staying on (Loyola Marymont Uni.) is beautiful, lots of palm trees. I've only been off campus twice, once to Venice beach and the other to Marina del Ray where we spent three hours walking around one marina after the next trying to find the car. Might go to San Marino tomorrow. Great people on the course, remember I've never really practiced in a class setting before (just two visits to a Mysore self practice room), yet I felt instantly comfortable practicing with these people, encouraging, supportive, a big thank you to everyone.

For the first couple of weeks I stuck with my own practice in a stairwell before class but last week the triangle sequence took it's toll. As we all lay on our mats exhausted (asana class is three and a half hours long) in one of the many savasanas, Ramaswami joked 'Vinyasa Krama is easy'. I thought, coming from Ashtanga, I was pretty tough but I'm being quite humbled by this deceptively gritty practice and there's still the one legged sequence to come.

Three weeks into the course and the Asana class has a good shape, we're working the new sequences into a coherent practice. We spent the first two weeks on Pranayama and the one just gone on mantra meditation (more of that this week) so are able to add those to the end of asana class. In fact the afternoon Meditation class has developed into something that would make an excellent evening practice, twenty minutes each of asana, pranayama and mantra meditation. Two more weeks to really ground this practice.

Thanks to Barry, our resident class photographer for the shot above of story time. This was in the dance studio where we have asana class and I'm pretty sure it was the story about Vajrasana .

Print

Creative Commons License
Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga at home by Anthony Grim Hall is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://grimmly2007.blogspot.co.uk/.

from Kalama sutra, translation from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi

from Kalama sutra, translation from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi This blog included. "So, as I said, Kalamas: 'Don't go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, "This contemplative is our teacher." When you know for yourselves that, "These qualities are unskillful; these qualities are blameworthy; these qualities are criticized by the wise; these qualities, when adopted & carried out, lead to harm & to suffering" — then you should abandon them.' Thus was it said. And in reference to this was it said.

"Now, Kalamas, don't go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, 'This contemplative is our teacher.' When you know for yourselves that, 'These qualities are skillful; these qualities are blameless; these qualities are praised by the wise; these qualities, when adopted & carried out, lead to welfare & to happiness' — then you should enter & remain in them. Buddha - Kalama Sutta

Labels

!0 ways ashtanga changed. (1) %Arabica (1) ((% includes theory (1) (OA) (1) . Richard freeman Workshop (1) 10 point way to health (1) 10 second exhalation (2) 10 second inhalation (3) 10 second inhale (1) 10-15 second inhalation/ exhalation (1) 100 years of beatitude (1) 1008 (1) 108 dropbacks (1) 108 dropbacks. (1) 108 sun salutations (1) 17 meanings of yoga (1) 2000 asana (1) 21 Things to know before starting an ashtanga practice (1) 21st century yoga (1) 2nd series (4) 2nd series headstands (1) 2nd series list (1) 3rd edition Vinyasa Krama Practice Book (2) 3rd series (18) 4th series (4) 5% theory (1) 7 deadlies. (1) 80 rounds Pranayama (1) 95% practice (1) 99%practice 1% theory (1) < manju (1) A. G. Mohan (2) A.G. Mohhan (1) Abernathy butter (1) aches and pains (1) Achieving full lotus. (1) acro yoga (1) adhomukha padmasana (1) adhomukha svanasanas (1) Adi Shankara (1) Adjusting (3) Adjusting postures. (1) Adjustments (1) Adjustments/assists (1) Advaita (1) Advanced A (6) Advanced A B C D list (1) Advanced Ashtanga (1) advanced B (2) advanced series (2) Advanced series in primary and Intermediate (1) Advanced standing sequence (1) AG Mohan (4) Ajaan Lee (1) Ajay Tokas (1) Al-Biruni' Yoga Sutras (1) Alessandro Sigismondi (1) Alex Medin (2) Alica Jones (1) alignment (1) alternatives to asana (1) alternatives to headstand (1) Amanda Manfredi (2) Angela Jamison (5) Anjeneyasana Sequence (1) Anne Nuotio (1) ansura (1) Ante-natel Yoga (3) Antenatal Vinyasa krama (1) Antenatal yoga (1) Anthar Kumbhakam (1) aparigraha (1) Aparokshanubhuti (1) applied anatomy and physiology of yoga (1) April fool. (1) Aranya (1) Ardha baddha padma eka pada raja kapotasana (1) Ardhomukhasvanasana (1) Ariadne's thread (1) arm balances (3) arthritis (1) Aruna Elentari (1) asana (1) asana and sweat (1) asana as gesture (1) asana as mudra (1) asana lists (1) Asana madness (3) Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology (1) Ashtanga (17) Ashtanga 3rd (1) Ashtanga adjustments (2) Ashtanga Advanced A (2) ashtanga and age (2) Ashtanga and Boredom (1) Ashtanga and Drug Addiction (1) Ashtanga and fun (1) Ashtanga and kumbhaka (1) Ashtanga and motherhood (1) Ashtanga and pregnancy (1) Ashtanga and Socrates (1) Ashtanga and Sweat (1) Ashtanga and the wrist (1) Ashtanga and Vinyasa krama yoga Maidenhead (1) Ashtanga and Vinyasa Krama Yoga Maidenhead. new Shala (1) Ashtanga and Zen (2) Ashtanga as it was (2) Ashtanga assists (1) Ashtanga assists. (1) ashtanga backbends (1) ashtanga backbernding (1) Ashtanga books (2) Ashtanga certification (1) Ashtanga changes (1) Ashtanga cheat sheets (1) ashtanga class size (1) Ashtanga Comparison (1) Ashtanga conference (1) Ashtanga demo (1) Ashtanga differences (1) Ashtanga dispatch (1) Ashtanga DVD's (1) Ashtanga finishing sequence (1) Ashtanga for beginners (1) Ashtanga history (8) Ashtanga history. (1) Ashtanga illustrations (1) Ashtanga in Europe (1) Ashtanga in Greece (2) Ashtanga in Mysore (1) Ashtanga in Osaka (1) Ashtanga in the 80s (1) Ashtanga Japan (1) Ashtanga jump back (1) ashtanga legitimacy (2) Ashtanga lineage (1) Ashtanga Maidenhead (2) Ashtanga Moscow (1) Ashtanga nothing to fear. (1) Ashtanga Parampara (3) Ashtanga pranayama sequence (1) Ashtanga pranayama. (1) Ashtanga primary series list (1) Ashtanga primary to advanced series (1) Ashtanga Rishi approach. (10) Ashtanga roots in yoga makaranda (1) Ashtanga Saadhana (1) Ashtanga talk through (1) Ashtanga terminology (1) Ashtanga tradition (1) Ashtanga TV spot (1) Ashtanga TVAM (1) Ashtanga videos (1) Ashtanga vinyasa (1) Ashtanga Vinyasa Krama (35) Ashtanga while on period (1) Ashtanga Yoga (1) Ashtanga Yoga Anusthana (2) Ashtanga yoga Bali (1) ashtanga yoga confluence (6) Ashtanga yoga Confluence Eddie Stern (1) Ashtanga yoga greece (1) Ashtanga Yoga in the tradition of Sri K Pattabhi Jois (1) Ashtanga yoga manual (1) Ashtanga yoga Moscow (1) Ashtanga Yoga Peru (1) Ashtanga Yoga School Moscow (3) Ashtanga.com article links (1) Ashtangaparampara (1) Ashtangi interviews (1) Assisting (3) assists (1) astanga (1) Astanga Yoga Anusthana (1) Astavakrasana (1) asymm (1) Asymmetric (1) asymmetric sequence (1) Atma Suddhi mantras tutorial (1) AVKY at Home (1) AVKYM (1) AY:A2 (1) ayc (5) AYC Videos (2) Aṣṭāṅga (1) Aṣṭāṅga Yoga Anuṣṭhāna (1) B&W yoga videos (1) back bending (3) back bending back bending (1) back bending. (1) back pain (4) back pain lumber region (1) back pain. floating (1) Back problem (1) backbend (1) backbending (5) backbending exercises (1) Backbending prep (1) backbends (4) backbends / dropbacks (73) baddha konasana (3) baddha padmasana (1) badha matsyendrasana (1) badha padmasana (1) Bahauddin Dagar (1) Bakasana (6) balance (1) Bali conference (1) Bandhas (13) bansuri (1) Bansuri Holliger (t)air(e) for solo flute (1) Basti. Neti (1) Beginner Ashtanga (1) Beginning Ashtanga (1) beginning yoga (1) Being in the World (3) best Ashtanga books. (1) best Coffee in Japan (1) Best Coffee in Kyoto (1) best jump back (1) best jump through (1) bhagavad gita (5) Bhagavadagita (2) Bhagavan Das (2) Bharadvajrasana (1) Bhaya Kumbakam (1) Bhoja's commentary on Yoga sutras (1) bhuja pindasana (1) Big people can do you (1) Bikram (2) bikram yoga (1) biography of Krishnamacharya (1) Birdwatching (1) Birth & Motherhood (1) birthday (1) blog to book (1) Blogbooker (1) Blogsy (1) BNS Iyengar (1) Body clock (1) Body image (1) Book review (2) Born again Ashtangi (1) bow (1) Bow sequence (9) BRAHMASANA (1) breath (2) Breath control (1) breath holding (1) breath is nice (1) Breath of god (1) Breath of gods (1) Breath of the Gods (3) Breath of the Gods – A Journey to the Origins of Modern Yoga (1) breath retention in asana (1) Breathing (2) breathing rate in ashtanga (1) British Yoga in the 1950`s and 60`s (1) Bruce lee (1) Bruges (1) Buddhasana (3) Budokan yoga (1) Burmese buddhism (1) cakra (1) Camel walk (3) Carbon Monoxide poisoning (1) Casa vinyasa (1) caturanga Dandasana (1) cave (1) Chakorasana (1) chakra (1) chakra bandhasana (4) Chakra meditation (1) Chakras (3) chakrasana (5) championship yoga (1) Chan meditation (1) Changes (1) Chanting (9) chanting in asana (1) Chanting the yoga sutras. (1) chanting yoga sutras (2) chatauranga dandasana (2) chaturanga (1) chitta vritti (1) Chittavijana of Yogasanas (1) choosing an Ashtanga book (1) Christian yoga (1) Christmas practice. (2) chuck Miller (5) cit (1) cittavritti (1) classical yoga (1) Claudia and James Kripalu workshop (1) Cley (1) Clifford Sweatte (1) Coleridge (1) Coltrane (1) coming up (1) Common yoga protocol (2) comparison of drishti (1) concentration practice (1) conference notes (1) Consciousness (1) Contemplation (2) Contemplative Sciences Centre (1) Contemplative Studies department (1) Contemporary yoga Culture (1) cooking (1) Creative Commons (1) Crete (2) current practice (2) cybershala (1) Daily routine of a yogabhyasi (1) Danny Paradise (1) Dasha diirgha rechaka puuraka (1) David Garrigues (6) David Garrigues Intermediate DVD (1) David Keil (2) David Robson (5) David Robson's learn to float drums. (1) David Swenson (5) David Williams (3) Dearbhla Kelly (1) Debbie Mills (1) dedicated practice (1) Deepdale Camping (1) defence of Ashtanga (1) degenerative arthritis (1) deindividuation (1) Deleting a blog (1) Dena Kingsberg (2) Der Atmande Gott (1) Der Atmende gott (2) Derek Ireland (11) Desikachar (1) desk pose (1) Detox (3) developing a Home practice (40) Development of Ashtanga series (1) devotion (1) devotion to practice (1) dhanurasana (2) Dharana (5) Dharana focal points (1) Dhouti (1) Dhouti kriya (1) Dhyana (2) Dhāraṇā (2) Did Krishnamacharya speak English (1) Dido and Aeneas (1) Dido's lament (1) die (1) diet (3) Differences in Ahstanga (1) Ding namaskara (1) discernment (1) discipline (6) Dmitry Baryshnikov (1) Do we need an Advanced series (1) does sweating detox (1) downward dog (1) Dr N Sjoman (1) Dr Norman Sjoman (1) Dr. Norman Sjoman (1) dream (1) Drisht (1) drishti (5) dropback prep (1) Dropback progress videos Aug 08 to Present (1) dropback ritual (1) dropback routine (1) dropbacks (1) dropping back (2) Duhkha (1) Durvasana (1) dwi pada sirasana (1) dwi pada sirsasana (1) Dwipada Sirsasana (1) dwipadapitam (2) Early Ashtanga (1) Early Ashtanga yoga article (1) Easter Krishnamacharya retreat (1) Eddie Stern (6) effulgence (2) Egyptian backbend picture (1) Eihei Dogen (1) Eiko Saito (1) Eka pada chakra bandhasana (1) Eka pada raja Kapotasana (2) eka pada series (11) eka pada sirsasana (1) eka para baddha padmasana (1) EKAPADA VIPARITAKARANI (1) elephant jornal (1) Emergence du Yoga (1) Emergence of Yoga (4) Emurgence du Yoga (1) Encinitas (1) Encinitas yoga in schools debate (1) Equinox (1) errors in current ashtanga practice (1) Evening practice (2) evening practice. (1) Evolution of Ashtanga (2) Evolution of Ashtanga yoga (1) extended stays (2) extended stays in asana (1) Facebook (1) falling (1) FAT PEOPLE CAN'T DO YOGA? Fat people Can do Yoga (1) Father Joe Pereira (2) feet together dropback (1) feetup (1) femurs (1) First led Ashtanga class ever (1) First practice of 2012 (1) five koshas (1) five sheaths (1) Flexibility in Ashtanga (1) float to handstand (1) floods (1) flotation tank yoga (1) flute (1) Forest tradition (1) formal savasana (1) four Immeasurable and yoga (1) four Immeasurable and yoga sutras (1) four immeasurables (1) franney and Zooey (1) full vinyasa (6) Functional Anatomy (1) Fusion magazine tribute (1) Ganda Bherundasana (2) Gandha bhandasana (1) Gandha Bherundasana (2) Ganeseha prayer (1) Ganesh Mohan (1) Ganesha prayer (2) Garbha Pindasana (6) gayatri (1) Gayatri chant (2) gayatri japam (1) Georg Feuerstein (1) getting in to full lotus (1) Gil Frondsal (1) Gingi Lee (2) gita as it was (1) Grechikha (1) green smoothie (1) green smoothies (1) Gregor Maehle (12) Grimmplys Vinyasa Krama Practice Book (1) Guest Vinyasa krama practice (2) Guru on the Grounds (1) Guru to Go (1) Guru's of Modern Yoga (1) guruji (8) Guruji in Copenhagen (1) Guruji London 2002 (1) Guruji London tour 2002 (1) Guruji peforming puja (1) Guy Donahaye (2) Gymnast wrist (1) halasana (1) Halogen heater (1) Hampton Court (1) hands free lotus (2) handstand drop over (1) handstands (3) hanumanasana (8) Harvard Healthy eating plate (1) has yoga evolved (1) hasta mueras (1) hatha and Raja yoga (1) hatha yoga (1) Hatha yoga pradipka. Aranya (1) headstand (18) headstand prop (1) headstand variations (1) headstands (1) healing through bandhas (1) healing through Kumbhaka (1) Health healing and Beyond (1) heart of the practice (1) heart stopping (1) heart stopping experiment (1) Heather Morton (3) Heidegger (3) Heidegger and Yoga (1) Hesychasm (2) hesychast method (1) hidden asana (1) Hippies (1) Hippy (1) History of Asana (1) History of Ashtanga (1) history of Yoga (1) Holderlin (1) holding the breath in asana (1) Holiday (1) Holiday practice (3) home ashtanga practice (1) Home practice (4) home practice. (1) home shala (1) home v shala practice. (1) hot yoga (1) House recommendations (2) How Ashtanga changed (1) How I met Guruji (1) How mauch to become and Ashtanga teacher (1) How old is Ashtanga Vinyasa (1) How old is Ashtanga? (1) how to breath in asana (1) how to chant the yoga sutras (1) How to do a headstand (3) how to do lotus (1) how to get into lotus (1) How to learn pranayama (1) how to meditate (1) How to practice Vinyasa krama (2) Hyon Gak Sunim (2) i Dhyana (1) ideal Mysore self practice room. (1) II-47 (1) Illnes (1) Ilya Zhuralev (1) Improvisation (1) in defence of ashtanga (1) in defense of asana (1) India (2) Indian cosmology (3) Indian evolution (3) Indian measurement (1) Indian music (1) Indian physical culture (1) Indra Devi (2) injuries (10) injury (8) Inner gazing (1) Inside an Imac (1) Intermediate (63) Intermediate series (1) internal drishti (1) International Yoga Day (1) Interviews (2) introduction to Ashtanga (1) introduction to Vinyasa krama (1) introduction to yoga (1) inversions (5) inverted sequence (6) inverted subroutines (9) invocation (1) ipod (1) Is Ashtanga a fixed sequence (1) IS Ashtanga a spiritual practice? (1) Is Ashtanga designed for young boys (1) Is Ashtanga hard (1) Is Ashtanga Hatha yoga? (2) Is yoga Indian (1) Ishvara gita (1) Ishvarapranidhana (1) iyengar (7) Iyengar Drop back challenge (6) Iyengar jumping (1) Iyengar practicing ashtanga (1) Iyengar yoga (1) Iyengar's ashtanga (1) Iyengar's Library (1) Iyengar. 1938 Krishnamacharya movie (3) jain yoga (1) jalandhara bandha (3) janu sirsasana (3) Japa mantra (2) jar (1) Jessica Walden (4) Jesus prayer (1) jim through (1) Jivatma (1) Joanne Darby (1) Joey Mills (1) John cage (1) John Campbell (1) john Scott (8) John Scott workshop (1) John Scott's Ashtanga App. (1) Jois (1) Jois led intermediate (1) Jois led primary (1) Jois Yoga (1) JoisYoga (1) jump back (1) Jump back jump through (59) Jump back library (1) Jump back monthly progress videos Feb 08 to present (1) Jump back Screenshots (5) jump back seven elements (7) jump the legs apart (1) jump through (2) jump through. (1) Jump to urdhava Kukkutasana (1) jumpbing back from padmasana (1) jumping back (2) jumping back from lotus (1) jumping back. jumping through (1) Jumping between standing postures (1) jumping into lotus (1) Jumping out of Bhjupindasana (1) jumping through (2) justification (1) Kandasana (4) Kapalabhati (2) KAPHALASANA (1) KAPHALASANA and BRAHMASANA (1) Kapil Math (1) Kapilasana (1) kapilasana Advanced B (1) Kapilasana. (1) Kapotasana (49) kapotasana ankles (2) Kapotasana Asana most necessary least significant (1) kapotasana heels (1) Kapotasana in india (1) kapotasana long stay (1) Kapotasana progress videos Dec 08 to Present (1) karandavasana (48) Karandavasana progress 14 day challenge (2) Kareem Abdul-Jabar (1) Karen Haberman (1) Kasyapasana (1) Kausthub Desikachar (4) keeping yoga mats clean (1) key asana (1) KHYF (1) KHYF Scandal (1) Kidney stones (5) kidney stones and yoga (1) kindle (1) Kindle paperwhite (1) Kino (11) Kino Advanced A (1) Kino MacGregor (6) Kino trivikramasana (1) knees together kapotasana (1) Knossos (1) Kosha's (1) Kovalam (1) KPJAYI (1) Krama (1) Krishanacharya (1) Krishanamacharya (7) krishanamcharya and the big man (1) Krishmamacharya 2nd (1) Krishnamacharya (114) krishnamacharya 1938 movie (1) Krishnamacharya and Burmese Buddhism. (1) Krishnamacharya and tibet (1) Krishnamacharya Biography (1) Krishnamacharya chanting (1) Krishnamacharya documentary (1) Krishnamacharya drishti (1) Krishnamacharya hip fracture (1) Krishnamacharya in colour (1) Krishnamacharya in Mysore (1) Krishnamacharya in Tibet (1) Krishnamacharya interview (1) Krishnamacharya jumping (1) Krishnamacharya lost photo (1) Krishnamacharya movie (3) Krishnamacharya on Chakras (1) krishnamacharya original asana (1) Krishnamacharya resource (1) Krishnamacharya shoulder stands (1) Krishnamacharya teaching. (2) Krishnamacharya video (1) Krishnamacharya workshop in Leon (1) Krishnamacharya's Advanced asana (1) Krishnamacharya's Ashtanga Primary series (1) krishnamacharya's Biography (1) Krishnamacharya's certification (1) Krishnamacharya's daughter (1) Krishnamacharya's early Mysore practice. (1) Krishnamacharya's English (1) krishnamacharya's examination (1) Krishnamacharya's guru (1) Krishnamacharya's life saving practice (2) Krishnamacharya's Middle group asana (1) Krishnamacharya's own practice (3) Krishnamacharya's personal practice (1) Krishnamacharya's practice (1) Krishnamacharya's pranayama (2) Krishnamacharya's pranayama practice (1) Krishnamacharya's second series (1) Krishnamacharya's sun salutation (1) krishnamacharya's Yoga Makaranda (1) Krishnamacharya's Yogasanagalu (2) krishnamacharya. (4) Krishnamcharya (1) Kristina Ireland (3) Kristina Karitinou (6) Kriya (2) Kumbhaka (24) Kumbhaka and healing (1) Kumbhaka breath retention (1) Kumbhaka for healing (1) kumbhaka ha and tha bandhas (1) Kumbhaka in asana (4) kumbhaka jumping (1) kumbhaka. (1) Kumbhakha (1) kurma purana (1) Kurmasana (1) KYM (2) ladies holiday (1) Lake Biwa (1) Lamrim (1) Lara Abiesheikh (1) laughter yoga (1) Layering images (1) Learn pranayama (1) Learn Pranayama mantra (1) Learn to chant (2) learn to float drums (1) Learn to float primary DVD (1) learning Sanskrit numbers (1) Learning Vinyasa Count (1) led 2nd series (1) Led Ashtanga primary (1) Led Intermediate series (1) led primary (1) Led second series (1) ledt intermediate (1) Left hand tantric yoga (1) leg behind head (2) Leg behind head preparation postures (5) leg raises (2) legacy of Hippie movement (1) Leon Workshop (1) Les twins (1) less asana (1) levitating (1) life saving practice (1) Life saving Yoga practice (1) Light on yoga (1) Lille (1) lineage (3) lineage Kausthub Desikachar allegations (1) Linking Asana (1) Lino Miele (5) Lino Miele Ashtanga book (1) Lino Miele primary to Advanced book (1) Lino Miele's pranayama sequence. (1) Live stream of primary. (1) long breathing (1) Long Stays in asana (4) long stays. (1) Lori Shepard and Brian Yuen (1) lotus (5) lotus jump back (1) lotus jump through (1) Lotus lifted spun dropped. (1) Lotus no hands (1) lotus sequence (4) lotus subroutines (8) lotus to headstand (5) lout (1) loving kindness (3) Loving kindness and Yoga Sutras (1) lumbosacral arthritis (1) macrobiotic (3) Madhavan Munusamy (1) Madonna (1) Madonna eka pada sirsasana (1) madonna yoga (1) maha mudra (1) maha vedha (1) mahabharata (1) mahamudra (1) Mahavedha (2) Making sushi knife (1) Mala Srivatsan (4) Man of Steel (1) mandala (3) Mandala yoga Bend Usa (1) Manduka (12) manduka bolster (1) Manduka's new Santorini prelate (1) Manju (1) manju jois (24) Manju Jois Bundle (1) Manju Jois TT notes. drishti (1) Manju Pattabhi Jois (2) manju Teacher training (1) Manju TT course Crete (1) Manju TT Crete (1) Manju workshop (1) mantra (1) mantra meditation (2) Manu pranayama (1) Manuel Molina (1) Marcus Aurelius (1) Maria Shalimova (1) Maria Villella (2) Marichiyasana (2) Marichiyasana D (2) Marichiyasana G (1) Marichiyasana H (1) Marichiyasna G (1) marichiyasna H (1) Marie HALLAGER Andersen (2) Marie HALLAGER Anderson (1) Marilyn Monroe (1) Mark and Joanne Darby (1) Mark Darby (6) Mark Darby DVD (1) Mark Robberts (1) Mark Singleton (4) Mark Whitwell (1) Matthew Sweeney (5) Maty Ezraty (3) maya vedha (1) mayaland (1) mayurasana (7) Mcafe (1) Mcafe big macro burger (1) Mea Culpa (1) meaning of asana (1) meaning of yoga (1) Meditation (11) Meditative (2) meditative sequence. (1) Meditative subroutines (6) Meghan Currie (1) Melanie Cooper (2) Menstruation (1) mental and emotional abuse against Dr. Kaustaub Desikachar (1) mental Space (1) metta (1) Miami Life center (1) Miley Cyrus (1) Miley Cyrus marichiyasana D (1) Miley Cyrus yoga (1) Mind (1) Mindfulness (1) Mingus (2) minimum asana practice (1) misc primary (6) misc. (22) Modern postural yoga (1) modern yoga (1) Modern yoga narrative (1) modern yoga practice (1) modified Ashtanga (2) modified krouchasana (1) modified pasasana (1) Modified practice (1) modified sun salutation. pranayama bolster (1) modifying practice (1) modifying your practice (1) Monkey mind (1) moolabhnadha (2) Moon day (2) Moon days (1) More to Mysore (1) morning practice (1) motivation (4) Mountains (1) Mountains of asana (1) Mr T (1) Mr. A.F. Lara Abiesheikh (1) Mrityunjaya mantra tutorial (1) mudra (4) Mudras (2) mueras in asana (1) mula bandha (4) mulabhandha (1) Music (1) My book on Kindle (1) My Early Ashtanga movie (1) My Easter Ashtanga retreat (1) my Mysore room (1) My practice (1) My Practice. (1) My very old practice videos (1) My Vinyasa Yoga practice Book. (1) My workshops (3) My year in posts (6) Mysore (3) Mysore dream (1) Mysore in Maidenhead (1) Mysore Magic Yoga At The Source (1) Mysore map (1) Mysore rule change (1) Mysore sandle soap (1) Mysore shala (2) Mysore Yoga Shalas (1) Mysore? (1) Nada Yoga (1) nagaraya namaha (1) nakrasana (2) namarupa (6) namaskara (1) Nancy Gilgoff (9) natajarasana (1) Natanaga Zhander (1) Nauli (1) Nauli bad for womb? (1) Nauli Kriya (1) navasana to handstand (1) Nespresso (1) Nespresso Pixie (1) NEW BLOG (1) new postures (1) newsletters (39) Nietzsce (1) Nietzsche' (1) Niigata Japan (1) Nike grips (1) Nine bandhas (2) Niralumba sarvangasana (1) niralumba sirsasana (4) No Coffee no prana (1) no hands lotus (1) No merit to speak of (1) Norfolk Nature reserve (1) Norman Allan (1) norman blair (1) Norman Sjoman (2) Norman Sjoman workshop (1) nostril dominance (1) Notes to self (7) NYT (1) Object and Objectless Meditation (1) odissi (1) oh my datum (1) Old Ashtanga article (1) Old krishnamacharya pictures (1) Old man of hassan (1) old shala (2) old Yoga videos (1) Oleg Flow (1) olympic yoga (1) Omkrasana (1) on blogging (2) on devotion (1) On krishnamacharya (1) On retreats (1) On the meaning of the word yoga (1) on your feet (1) on your feet sequence (1) ondividual ashtanga practice (1) one month chakra bhandasana challenge (2) Only one Ashtanga book (1) opening chant (1) or degenerative joint disease or osteoarthrosis (1) origin of Ashtanga (1) original Ashtanga (2) original ashtanga syllabus (1) original bhagavad gita (1) Original sun salutation (3) original surynamaskara (1) origins of Ashtanga (2) origins of ashtanga. (1) origins of sun salutation (1) Origins of yoga (1) orisgin of Ashtanga (1) Orthodox church (1) Osteoarthritis (1) Osteoarthritis of the spine (1) Outer gazing - Krishnamacharya (1) outtakes (1) overweight (1) oving kindness mantra (1) pachimatanasana (1) Padangustha Dhanurasana (1) Padma mayurasana (1) padmasana (4) painkillers (3) pancha kosha (1) pancha maya (1) paralympics (1) param yoga (1) Paramata (1) parampara (3) Parasarita Padottanasana C (1) Pariṇāma (1) parsva dandasana (2) pasasana (8) paschimottanasana (5) Pashasana (1) pass (1) patanjali (4) patanjali prayers (1) Pattabhi Jois (28) Pattabhi Jois advanced led A (1) Pattabhi Jois and Patanjali (1) Pattabhi Jois article (1) pattabhi Jois interview (2) Pattabhi Jois resources (1) Pattabhi jois with Krishnamacharya (1) Pattabhi Jois' pranayama Sequence (1) pattabhi Jois. (2) Pattabhi joys led primary (1) Paul Gold (1) Paul Harvey (1) peace chants (1) Peg Mulqueen (2) Period (1) Perissa Beach (1) Pet Cremation (1) Petri Raisanen (2) Petri Räisänen (2) Philokalia (1) Philosophy (3) Philosophy of Patanjali (1) Phone call (1) phulgenda Sinha (1) Physical Space (1) pinca mayurasana (1) Playing flute in asana (1) Pm Modi (1) PM Modi practicing yoga (1) postural yoga practice (1) pottery (1) practice guidelines (1) practice report (1) practicing ashtanga at home (1) practicing together (1) Practicing Vinyasa Krama (1) Practicing with Sharath (1) practicing with short arms (1) practicing yoga when overweight (1) Prana (1) prana shorts (1) prana vashya yoga (1) pranayama (28) Pranayama : Breath of Yoga (1) Pranayama and meditation (1) Pranayama by Pattabhi Jois (1) Pranayama chant (1) Pranayama chanting meditation (12) pranayama in asana (2) pranayama mantra (1) pranayama mueras (1) prasadana (1) Prashant Iyengar (4) Pratyahara (3) Pregnancy (1) Pregnancy and Ashtanga (1) press to handstand (18) Presse Medicale 1936 (1) primary (2) Primary and 2nd series together (1) primary coming back. (1) primary manual (1) Primary series (1) Primary series book (1) Primary series practice sheets (1) Problems with Ashtanga (3) proficiency in asana (1) progressing through ashtanga series (1) prolite (1) Pungu kukkutasana (2) puraka (1) puraka kumbhaka (1) Purna matsyendrasana (7) Purusha (3) Questions from krishnamacharya's students (1) Questions to krishnamacharya (1) Quietude (1) R. Sharath Jois (1) Radha (2) Rainbowman (1) Raja Bhoja (1) raja kapotasana (2) Raja yoga (1) Rajah of Aundh (1) rajakapotasana (1) rajas and tamas (1) ram (1) rama Asana (1) Rama Mohana Brahmacari (1) Rama Mohana Brahmacharya (1) Ramamohana Brahmachari (1) ramaswam's newsletters vol 1 and vol 2 (1) Ramaswami (41) ramaswami chanting (2) Ramaswami in UK (1) Ramaswami Interview (1) Ramaswami newsletters (19) Ramaswami on Krishnamacharya (1) Ramaswami on meditation. (1) Ramaswami resources (1) Ramaswami teaching (2) Ramaswami's Newsletters Vol 1-3 for Download (2) Ramaswami's Yoga sutra tutorial (1) Ramaswami's yoga sutras (1) ramaswami. (1) Ramaswamin (1) Reading list (1) recaka kumbhaka (1) recheka (1) recheka kumbhaka (1) Relationships (1) relaxed abdomen mayurasana (1) Religiousness in yoga (1) replacing the mac hard Drive (1) Rethymno (1) Rethymno Ashtanga (1) retread (1) Review (2) reviews (43) Reviews. Kino Macgreggor (1) Richard Freeman (19) richard freeman and Pattabhi Jois (1) Richard Freeman five day intensive (1) Richard Freeman intensive (3) Richard Freeman. (1) Richard Schechner (3) right speech (1) Rilke (1) Rinzai Zen (1) rishi (1) rishi series (4) Rishi Seris (1) Rishi's (1) Rmaswami (1) Robert thurman (1) role models (1) Roots of Yoga (1) runway posters (1) Runway project (1) Ryan Leier (2) Sadhaka: the yoga of B.K.S. Iyengar (1) Sahaj Marg (1) Sahaj Marg Meditation (1) sahanavavati tutorial (1) Saharath (1) Salinger (1) Salutations to the Teacher and the Eternal one (4) Samadhi (1) samakonasana kroukachasana challenge (2) Samaria gorge (1) Samkhya (6) Samyama (2) Sandhinirmocana Sutra (1) Sanskrit numbers (1) Santorini (4) Saraswati (1) sarvanagasana (6) sarvangasa (3) sarvangasana (4) sarvangasana preparation (1) satvic (1) Satya murthy (1) savasana (1) saxophones (1) say (3) sayanasana (1) Sayasana (1) science of pranayama (1) seated (2) Seattle Slyer espresso machine. (1) Seductive ashtanga (1) see my (1) sequences and subroutines. (88) Setu Bandhasana and chakra Bandhasana. (1) seven deadlies (1) seven headstands (1) Shadow yoga (1) shakuhachi (1) Shala (3) Shala practice (2) shala trail run (1) Shandor Remete (3) Shang Yen (1) Shanti mantra transcriptions (1) Shanti mantras (1) Sharat (1) Sharath (18) sharath / Jois old Video (1) Sharath Advanced A (1) Sharath conference (2) sharath dwi pada sirsasana (1) Sharath interview (1) Sharath jois (1) Sharath led primary (1) sharath primary DVD (3) Sharath tour dates (1) Sharath Utkatasana exit (1) Sharath virabhadrasana exit (1) Sharath's book (2) Sharath's karandavasana (1) Sharath's led primary at Joisyoga NYC (2) Sharath's new book (1) Sharath's practice. (1) Sharath's pranayama video (1) Sharath's Virabhadrasana video (1) Sharath. (1) Sharpening japanese knives (1) Shiga (1) Shiga prefecture (1) shirsasana (1) shoulder stand (1) shoulder stand vinyasas (3) shoulderstand (6) Shoulderstand variations (1) Shoulderstands. (1) Shri Louise (1) Shribashyam (1) Shubogenzo (1) Sick (1) sick bed practice (1) siddhars (1) siddhis (2) SIKSHA VALLI (1) Silent Illumination (1) simhasana (2) Simon Borg-Oliver (8) Simon Borg-Olivier (2) Simon-Borg Oliver (1) Simple core vinyasa Krama practice (4) Sin salutation with mantras (1) sinha (1) sirsasana (13) sirsasana. headstand (1) SIRSHASANA (2) Sisrasana (1) sitali (1) sitali pranayama (1) sitali suryabheda nadi shodana (1) Sivananda (1) skilful practice (1) SKPJ (1) Skydiver Felix Baumgartner breaks sound barrier (1) Slow Ashtanga (5) Slow Ashtanga Osaka (1) slow sun salutation (1) Slowed down 2nd series (1) Slowed down Primary series (1) sma konasana (1) Soap opera practice (1) Sofia Xirotiri (1) SOHAM (1) Sonia Nelson (1) Soto zen (1) Space (1) Spinal sequence (1) Spiritual life (1) Spiritual practice? Yoga philosophy (1) splits (1) spondylosis. Suryanamascara (1) Sri K Pattabhi Jois (8) Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (3) Sri k. Pattabhi Jois memorial (1) Sri K. Pattabhi Jois' legacy (2) SRI T K SRIBHASHYAM (2) Sri TK Sribhashyam (2) Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois (1) Sribashyam sri sribashyam (1) SRIBHASHYAM (1) Srivatsa Ramaswami (52) Srivatsa Ramaswami Story time (1) Srivatsa Ramaswami's (1) Srivatsa ramaswami. (2) Srivatsan (1) steadiness and comfort ( sthhira and sukha). (1) Stillpoint yoga (3) Stoic (1) stoicism (1) stopping yoga clothes from smelling. (1) Straight leg jump through (10) Straight leg jump through. (1) studying with krishnamacharya (1) Subject/Object (1) Subroutines. (2) Subtle body (2) Summary Yoga sutras (1) Sun salitation variations (1) Sun salutation (5) sun salutation mantras (2) sun salutation to directions. (1) sun salutation with mantra (1) Sun salutation with mantras (2) sun salutation with mantras. Suryanamaskara (1) super moon (1) Superman (1) supine (2) Supine sequence (2) supine Subroutines (18) Supoine (1) supra trivikramasana (1) supta kurmasana (8) supta kurmasana Bhuja Dandasana (1) Supta Vajrasana (8) Suptapada Parsvangushtasana (1) Suptaparsva paddanguthasana (1) Surf guitar medley (1) Surrender (3) sury namaskara with mantras (1) surya namaskar (1) suryanamakara (1) Suryanamakara with mantras (1) Suryanamaskara (2) Suryanamaskara with mantras (1) surynamaskara (1) Surynamaskara practice sheet (2) surynamaskara with mantras (1) Suy namaskara (1) svanasanas (1) Swami Bua (1) Swami Hariharananda Aranya (2) Swara yoga (1) Sweat and kidney stones (1) Sweaty practice (1) T. K. Shribashyam (4) T. K. Sribashyam (1) T. Krishnamacharya (1) T.K. Sribhashyam (2) tadasana (5) Taittiriya Upanishad (1) TAN postures (1) Tantric Yoga (1) tatakamudra (1) tatkamudra (1) tatkamudra. (1) tattvas samkhya (1) Teaching (4) Teaching Ashtanga (1) teaching first vinyasa krama Class (1) teaching yoga Adjusting asana (2) ten breaths in each asana (1) ten second inhale (1) Teos Bernard (1) textual support for kumbhaka in asana (1) The 'Original' Ashtanga yoga Syllabus given to Nancy Gilgoff and David Williams by Sri K Pattabhi Jois in 1974 Mysore (2) the asana before the asana (1) The Ashtanga Key (1) The Ashtanga Yoga Center (1) the breath (2) The Breath of Yoga (1) The breathing God (4) The Complete Ashtanga Yoga Syllabus demonstrated by David Williams (2) The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga : Subroutines page numbers (1) The Indian Review (1) The Jesus prayer (1) The Kumar brothers Vijay Kumar (1) The looting of Yoga (1) the Original gita (2) the Original Yoga Sutras (2) The power of Ashtanga yoga (1) The practice place (1) The Purnacarya (1) the purpose of yoga postures (1) the purusha sutra (1) the Science of yoga it's risks and rewards (1) The Shala (1) The Spine (3) The Time-Being (1) The Viniyoga letter (1) The vinyasa count (1) The way back (1) The yoga of breath (1) The yoga Podcast (3) thinking of giving up Ashtanga (1) three gunas (2) Three postures (1) tibet (1) tic tac (10) tic tock (9) tick tocks (5) tictac (2) tictac viparita chakrasana (1) Tim Feldmann (1) Tim Miller (8) Tirumular Thirumandiram (1) Tiryangamukha ekapada pascimottanasana (1) Titchwell (1) Titibhasana (1) tittibasana (1) tittibhasana (2) TK Shribhsyam (1) TK Sribashyam (1) TKV Desikachar (3) tolasana (1) Tom Sewell (1) tradition (3) traditional yoga (1) Tranquilo (1) transitions (2) Translate (1) Trataka (1) travel (1) Trayumbakum mantra (1) trigger point therapy (1) Trikonasana (1) trying yoga (1) tsunami (1) tucking the tailbone. (1) Tudor-Jones (1) tunas (1) tutorial (1) uddiyana bandha (2) Uddiyana bandha in asana (1) uddiyana kriya (1) uddiyana mudra Kino (1) Uji (1) ujjayi (3) unsupported headstand (1) unsupported headstands (2) upavishta konasana (1) Urdhava Dhanurasana (2) urdhva dhanurasana (1) Urdhva Kukkutasana (2) Urdhvamukhasvanasana (2) ushtrasana (1) ustrasana (1) Uthpluthi (1) Utkatasana (1) Utkatasana lift (1) utpluthi (1) uttana mayurasana (1) uttanha Shalabhasana (1) Uttarkashi (1) Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana (1) utthita parsvakonasana (1) Vairagya (1) vajrasana (3) Vajrasana sequence (1) Valencia Krishnamacharya workshop (2) Valencia workshop (1) vamana Rishi (1) varying allegations of sexual (1) vashitasana (1) vatayanasana (2) vatyanasana (1) Vayu (1) Vayu Siddhi (1) vayus (1) vedic peace chants (1) Veena (1) Vegetarian (1) vegetarian burger (1) Vegetarian Minestrone (2) Vibrem five finger shoes (1) Vidyas (1) Vinay Kumar (2) Vinya Kumnar (1) Vinyasa (5) Vinyasa count (3) Vinyasa Krama (31) Vinyasa Krama 200HR TT program (4) vinyasa krama and pregnancy (1) Vinyasa Krama backbending. (1) vinyasa krama daily practice (6) Vinyasa Krama headstands (1) Vinyasa Krama Individual Asana sequences (1) Vinyasa Krama lotus sequence (1) Vinyasa Krama Maidenhead (1) Vinyasa Krama Practice Book (2) Vinyasa Krama Practice Manual (1) Vinyasa Krama practice routine (4) Vinyasa Krama practice sheets (3) Vinyasa Krama prayer (1) Vinyasa Krama Sister blog (1) Vinyasa krama slideshows (1) Vinyasa Krama speeded up Ashtanga slowed down (1) Vinyasa Krama supine sequence (1) Vinyasa krama Teacher training (2) vinyasa krama ten day practice routine (1) Vinyasa Krama triangle subroutines (7) vinyasa krama tt course (2) vinyasa krama videos (1) Vinyasa Krama Yoga Osaka (1) Vinyasa Krama yoga Teacher Training program (1) Vinyasa Yoga (1) Vinyasa Yoga for Youth (1) Vinyasa Yoga practice book (1) VINYASA YOGA PRACTICE BOOK 2ND ED. (1) viparita chakrasana (13) viparita dandasana (3) Viparita Salabhasana (4) vipassana (1) vipraita salambhasana (1) Virabhadrasana (1) Virabhadrasana lift (1) Viranchyasana (3) Viranchyasana A (2) Viranchyasana B (1) Virasana (1) Visesha vinyasa (1) Vital points (1) VK arm balance series (1) VK Asymmetric seated sequence (8) VK Bow sequence (2) VK Inverted sequence (2) VK Lotus sequence (2) Vk Meditative poses sequence (1) VK On one leg sequence (9) VK On your feet sequence (5) VK Seated Sequence (10) VK supine sequence (5) Vrischikasana (1) Vrschikasana (1) wabi wabi (1) waht is a Mysore room (1) Warrior stance (1) Washer Woman's syndrome (1) Washing yoga clothes (1) washing yoga towels (1) Watching guruji practice (1) waterproof iPad (1) Way of the pilgrim (1) Whast is Mysore style (1) What is Ashtanga (1) What is Ashtanga really (1) What is yoga (2) What is Yoga to me (1) What's changed in Ashtanga (2) What's in a name (1) What's not wrong with Ashtanga (1) When I'm laid in the Earth. (1) Where to practice yoga (1) why rest on moon days (1) wide angle lens (1) Wild Yogi magazine (1) Wildyogi (1) William j Broad (1) willing suspension of disbelief (1) Winnipeg Yoga Shala Canada (1) winter clothing (1) Winter practice (2) Woman and Ashtanga (1) Woman and Yoga (1) Workshop (1) workshop. (1) workshops (1) Wrist pain in Ashtanga (1) Wyatt (2) Wyatt Denney (3) yama niyama (2) Yoga (4) Yoga Anatomy (1) Yoga and modern medicine (1) Yoga and Motherhood (1) Yoga and pregnancy (4) yoga and Spinal health (1) yoga and Sport (1) Yoga and superheros (1) Yoga and the Spine (1) Yoga and weight (1) Yoga as it was (1) yoga as sport (1) Yoga bibliography (1) yoga bloopers (2) Yoga Body (3) yoga bookshelf (1) Yoga bookshelves (1) Yoga Campus (1) yoga class size (1) Yoga Dandasana (1) Yoga for Diabetes (1) Yoga for joints (1) Yoga for the three stages of life (2) Yoga for youth (1) Yoga Fundamentals course (1) YOGA GLOSSARY (1) Yoga Gurandam (1) Yoga History (1) Yoga in Britain (1) Yoga in post war Britain (1) yoga in schools (1) Yoga in the west (1) Yoga in UK (1) yoga is not antithought (1) Yoga Journal (2) Yoga Korunta (7) Yoga Makaranda (19) Yoga makaranda ( part II) (1) Yoga Makaranda asana (1) Yoga makaranda asana list (1) Yoga Makaranda part 2 (1) Yoga Makaranda Part II (2) Yoga makaranda translation. (1) yoga makaranda. (1) Yoga mala (1) Yoga mat bags (2) Yoga mat bags from recycled Kimono's (1) Yoga matbags from recycled kimono material (1) Yoga Meditation (3) Yoga Mela Kripula (1) Yoga Nidra (1) yoga of action (1) yoga of motion (1) Yoga of the Yogi (1) Yoga on film (1) Yoga on Santorini (1) Yoga Philosophy (7) Yoga Philosophy of Patanjali (2) yoga rahasya (1) Yoga Rainbow festival (6) Yoga Science (1) Yoga sex scandals (1) Yoga shorts review (1) yoga Styles (1) Yoga sutra 1:33 (1) Yoga sutra chanted (1) Yoga Sutras (13) Yoga Sutras II-49 (1) Yoga Sutras in plain English (1) Yoga Sutras transliteration (1) Yoga Taravali (1) yoga taravali chant (1) Yoga teacher training. (1) Yoga Therapy (2) Yoga therapy articles (1) Yoga Therapy for Children with Special Needs (2) Yoga tradition of the Mysore palace (1) Yoga Unveiled (1) Yoga Vasistha (1) Yoga Workshop (1) Yoga Workshop USA (1) Yoga yajnavalkya (1) Yoga Zagreb Croatia (1) yoga's loss of meaning (1) Yoga's loss of purpose (1) Yoga: Tradition in the Eyes of Modernity (1) Yoga=Addiction? (1) Yogacarya Krishnamacharya - The Purnacarya (2) Yogacarya Krishnamacharya - The Purnacarya. Edited by Mala (1) Yogakriyas (1) Yogamatters (2) Yoganidrasana (1) Yogasanagalu (36) Yogasanagalu asana list (1) yogasanagalu translation (4) Yogasanagalu. (1) Yogasanagalua (1) Yogasynergy (1) Yogayajnavalkya (1) Yogeshwara Ramamohana Brahmachari (1) Yogāsana-Jaina (1) Youtube videos (1) YS I:14 (1) Yurt Norfolk camping (1) Yvonne Millerand (2) Yyvonne milerand (1) Zen Bones. Centering practice (1) zen circles (1) Zen Flesh (1) Zen training (1) Ākāśa (1)