In the context of a broader practice
A personal interpretation of the yamas and niyamas
Stunning video, demonstration and monologue from Simon Borg-Olivier
I think what I like about this video (and the one below by Bob) is that it encourages us to reflect (ideally privately) on our practice in a broader context, that of the yamas and niyamas, the world, others...., to step lightly, hold lightly.
Turns out the video was Filmed and edited by our friend Alessandro Sigismondi
Simon Borg-Olivier and his business partner Bianca Machliss
Not a big fan of advertising as you know but figured this company had allowed Simon to chat away about the Yama and Niyamas for ten minutes, least I could do was pop over and have a look at their website. Turns out it's a yoga clothing company.... for MEN
The company's name is OHMME and it turn out they have some other videos on their site.
Unfortunately a couple have background music (would have liked Simon's video even more if it were JUST the voiceover) and are asana demonstrations in public places, bit of a turn off for me that but the one below by a UK Ashtangi, Bob "Manoj" Bharij, who works in drug and alcohol abuse, has a voice over like Simon's. This makes all the difference for me, putting the asana in the context of what the practice means to them.
More info about Bob here: http://bobbharij.com/
UPDATE 2 - OHMME YOGA Product Review
After putting up this post OHMME YOGA got in touch to ask me if I'd like to try out their shorts/leggings, they were kind enough to send me the three below and all the way to Japan.
I've been wearing them for a week or two now and like them a lot, the Scorpion leggings more than I expected to.
The shorts are incredibly light and comfortable and make my PRANA shorts feel like leather lederhosen, so far they are washing well, will see if they last as well as the lederhosen.
|2 Dogs lined Yoga Shorts|
|Tapsaya grey shorts|
One thing, although the grey shorts above are probably my favourites for home practice some may consider them a little TOO short for a public shala.
|Scorpion Yoga Leggings|
Practitioners who do these shorts and leggings more justice than I do on OHMME YOGA's website
Earlier posts on Simon
Just enrolled on Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss' Essentials of Teacher Training Yoga Fundamentals Online course
My Interview with Simon Borg-Olivier: Breath, Kumbhaka, Bandhas in Ashtanga and vinyasa Yoga. Yoga Rainbow Festival 2014
The nine bandhas (yes Nine) in the APPLIED ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY OF YOGA of Simon Borg-oliver and Bianca Machliss
Preview of Simon's excellent book Applied Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga