Thanks to the participants and organizers of last weekend's Anahata Yoga Festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was a wonderful event and there is already talk about the next one...
Here are a few articles, posts, and conference notes worth a read:
- Yoga: Changing The Brain's Stressful Habits by Alex Korb, Ph.D. in Psychology Today
"As a neuroscientist, despite my initial incredulity, I came to realize that yoga works not because the poses are relaxing, but because they are stressful. It is your attempts to remain calm during this stress that create yoga's greatest neurobiological benefit."
- Ellen Williams Kympton, 68: Practicing with Gratitude, Living Gracefully with Cancer by Robbie Norris in the Richmond Private Blog
"I teach a 78-year old woman who has experienced major revitalization during two years of daily practice. Her 40-minute (and growing) practice has dramatically changed her body, increased her overall wellbeing, and enlightened her sense of humor with moments of childlike bliss.
People who know only a little about Ashtanga Yoga (including many who might say they've tried it) often characterize it as fast yoga, athletic yoga, yoga for the young and healthy, or a practice that is too strict with no room for innovation. When you hear someone speak about Ashtanga Yoga in that way, be assured they know virtually nothing about it, and let a red flag go up -- because it will be a person who assumes authority about that of which his knowledge is slight."
- AY:A2 ashtanga session ‘bootlegs’ via YogaRose.net
Here’s the session as one long view.
Eight limbs and tristhana.
Ashtanga as a natural movement practice.
Ujjayi pranayama versus breathing with sound.
Communicable diseases in the Mysore room.
Finally, here’s a playlist of all the videos.
- Conference notes with Sharath Jois in Mysore, India via Jois Yoga
-January 8, 2012 by Andrew Hillam
-July 22, 2012 by Anna Muzzin
-September 9, 2012 by Megan Riley
For the home practitioners, there is also a new live stream of Sharath teaching in Moscow:
I'm heading to Mysore in the fall to practice and study with my teacher R. Sharath Jois. Here is a glimpse of a led intermediate class at the shala a couple of years ago:
Lastly, I've opened up an online shop to help raise funds for my trip and also for Uttarakhand disaster relief. Check it out!
Thanks for reading!