myashtanga asked: Great post about Drishti. It's difficult to remember to focus - there are many times when I will look in the general direction of the proper drishti, but I do not see. I have to consciously remind myself to see what I am looking at...
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Ashtanga Basics: Bandhas
Bandhas are used in Ashtanga Yoga to contain energy in your body. Bandhas lock and regulate the energy inside of your body. There are three energy locks, or bandhas, within Ashtanga Yoga: The Mula Bandha (Root lock), the Uddiyana Bandha (lower belly lock), asnd Jalandhara Bandha (throat lock). The Mula Bandhas is often called the root lock because it is centered around the bottom part of your...
Dear lovely Ashtanga newbies.
I want to take the time to talk to those who took my Ashtanga Yoga Workshop, and the people who may be considering an Ashtanga Yoga practice. I want to tell everyone how Ashtanga Yoga came into my life. My journey into yoga only began a few years ago. I had just moved to Austin after taking a new job there. I was driving home from my new job one day when I happened to see a yoga studio. ...
Ashtanga Yoga Basics: Ujjayi Breath
Hey guys! I want to discuss one of the fundamentals of Ashtanga in this blog post: Ujjayi Breath. Ujjayai is a breathing technique which is used in Ashtanga, but is also found in Power Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga. Ujjayai is performed by focusing on your breathing. The end. I’m joking! Let me get serious now! Ujjayai is performed by focusing on breathing through your nose and making the air...