AYB BLOG


Concentration: Dharana

Ashtanga Yoga is practiced in two aspects. The first, hatha yoga, is the postures in the primary series. Primary series is taught first and called yoga chikitsa or yoga therapy. The yoga poses promote a healthy, strong, and limber body.

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Primary Series and Conference

Primary Series is a series of poses linked with movement on breath called vinyasa (put together in a special way.)
By linking movement to breathe you build purifying heat in your body (tapas).

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NOVEMBER NEWS

Last month in conference we talked about the magical effects of sadhana. Sadhana means practice, or set of practices, done as ritual.

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Power in Practice

Jungle doctors in India are known for their Ayurvedic medicine. This method of healing prescribes holistic treatments that can involve, yoga seasonal rhythms and an individual’s constitution.The “cure” is a state of balance.

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The Three Pillars of Ashtanga Yoga

Its hard to pin point what we’re doing moment to moment in ashtanga yoga. There are so many things to think about. Sometimes it’s hard remembering what pose comes next! It’s best in the beginning to keep it light and simple. Take the practice slowly.

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OCTOBER NEWS

Welcome, Pascale to the crew! If you see this lovely walking about please don’t hesitate to introduce yourself and give her a dose of the good ole AYB charm. I’ll be around all month 🙂 Let’s practice! Yours,Malissa

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SEPTEMBER NEWS

September Moon days: 9 New Virgo 25 Full Aries Hi folks. There is a saying for the time we're in now, the dog days of summer. I see the slow breaking down in nature around me. Little bugs pop up in drains, the ground feels soggy and wet, the seasonal plants on my...

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Slowly

There is a yoga pose called plow pose (halasana.) In this pose, you balance on your shoulders with your hands either clasped or at your lower back and let your legs fall over your head. See below (apologies for the view. That’s my teacher Sharath in the background :)...

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AUGUST NEWS

Things may feel backwards and upside down while Mercury and Mars are in retrograde as they are now. Communication and action can be hectic and frustrating. All signs point to letting go of control and having fun with the chaos!

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Practice to Live

I was sitting on the couch in the frat house watching an episode of Parks and Recreation with the guys, when I was offered a goldfish cracker. My recent trip to Ann Arbor was one part DEEP practice, one part apprenticeship, and one part frat house roomie.

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July News from AYB

Greetings from Ann Arbor. I landed late last night in my Chevy Spark rental, windows down, podcasts blaring. Lo and behold the place I’ve rented is a frat house in moderate occupation.

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