Jan 27, 2013

Going vegetarian?

Here is a sweet video by Jonathan Mann and Ivory King that addresses some common questions...

Jan 21, 2013

Student Questions: I haven't been practicing... Should I come back?

Q: I haven't been practicing... With the holidays, and work, and life, and the cold weather I just stopped. Now I dread coming back because I think it will be too hard and also I am a little embarrassed and disappointed in myself. Should I come back?

A: Yes, of course you should come back to practice! Practice is effort toward steadiness of mind. Don't worry about completing some acrobatic feat. What is really interesting, really what it is about is just showing up. So okay, you got a little distracted. You can have a fresh start tomorrow. In terms of asanas, just start small and slowly do a little bit more each day, couple of days, weeks, or even months. It depends on how long you took off... No matter. It will probably take some time for things to feel natural again and to get into the daily rhythm and that is okay. While time off is not recommended, the good thing about it is that when you start practicing again you'll quickly realize why you missed it so much and it will probably be more difficult to let it go again when life gets stressful. No fearing, you come!

Jan 19, 2013

Should I practice if I am sick?

Yes, practice at home. 
You don't want to get anyone else sick.  Just do what you can.
If you have a fever, rest.

We are, of course, speaking of asana practice.  Yoga is 24/7.

More "should I practice if..." situations covered here.

Jan 6, 2013

Guruji in Copenhagen conference

"One day, two days, one month, two months, one year, ten years also no use. Satu dirgha kala. Life long you take practice, practice, practice. After that is totally correct, control is coming (sense organs)...sense organs is your control, mind control after one day also looking possible to God..."


Conference on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 in the yogashala of Astanga Yoga Copenhagen:


 

Jan 3, 2013

Conference Notes Archive

(Latest update 8/3/2013)


2013

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February 27, 2013

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2006

August 16, 2006