Mindful Ashtanga

Accept Yourself and the Yoga Will Flow

moon salutation for yoga

In July 2018, I abandoned caring about flexibility, structure, and the feeling of yoga. Free of a decade-long adherence to others definitions of yoga. I feel the flow of yoga more than ever before. Perfection exists inside each moment for each of us.     My Three Pitfalls For years I sought flexibility to validate…

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What is the Best Bhagavad Gita Translation for Yoga?

The Bhagavad Gita is a treasured text in the east. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the main scientists involved in the Manhattan project learned Sanskrit to be able to read the Gita in it’s original language. He quoted the Gita routinely as protests against how the US government was handling their power after WW2. REST OF…

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5 Best Ambient Albums for Yoga

Ambient Space Universe

Krishna Das, Moby, and Sanskrit chants are the norm in most vinyasa flow classes. An “edgy” teacher will play folk music, pop rock (yuck), reggae, and island style music. In the 1000 yoga classes I’ve attended, I have not heard one ambient yoga album played. Ambient artists destroy the paradigm of yoga music by having…

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What is the Best Yoga Sutras Translation?

Yoga Sutras Book

Are you angry that there are one hundred ninety six yoga sutras? You shouldn’t be! Yoga’s bible is a mere fraction in length compared to the Buddhist, Hindu, and Western religions classic books. The Yoga Sutras beauty resides in the spectrum of interpretation. Not its length or stories. All growth orientated yogis will eventually ask:…

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Yoga’s Most Effective Technique

Imitation is the most effective technique in yoga. Humans around the world emulate celebrities, musicians, and athletes from eating habits to fashion styles. A consistent yoga practice designs a lifestyle, and through our practice we gain habits that motive us, challenge us and help us grow. Practitioners create unknown outcomes when we imitate other yogis.…

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How to Create a Yoga Diary

The greatest tool a yogi can have is a magical yoga diary. I am not talking about a book where you record what happens in your life; nor am I talking about a book of yoga techniques, tips, and quotes. A yoga diary consists of scientific entries that record how you perceive your daily practice.…

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Return of the Yogi

Light Saber Star Wars

Yoga is in a dark age. The empire of corporate schemes, branding, and inauthentic motives infiltrate our community. A metamorphosis will evolve from a small group of yogis, with the ability to transcend the material plane. Just as a caterpillar cannot know the existence of a butterfly, their presence will remain mysterious and inexplicable. The…

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