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Moving Through Injury

It’s very natural to run from pain. The human condition is to seek that which feels good, and repel that which feels bad. There is a common misconception in today’s commercialized Yoga climate that Yoga is supposed to take away

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Strength, Steadiness, and Stability

This morning in class at Mission Ashtanga in San Francisco, I overheard Devorah say to a student, “Conserve your energy. Don’t do more than what is asked in the pose, because a lot is being asked of you.” It struck

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The Ashtanga Yoga System

The traditional practice of Ashtanga Yoga emphasizes steady, fluid breathing, which is coordinated with specific movements, called Vinyasas. Each inhale and exhale is choreographed within this set series, and does not deviate from the sequence. Similar to a martial arts

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