Posts by Ian Cattanach

The Mindful Ashtangi Manifesto

1. Guru Free The mindful ashtangi is their own guru. A mindful ashtangi is the sole authority of their practice and life. How a mindful ashtangi thinks, feels, sequences their practice and approaches their practice every day is up to them.   2. Absence of Authority Tradition, lineage, and authority do not exist. A mindful…

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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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Self-Imagine a New Yoga

How does yoga imagine itself? What actions or standards create the representation of a yogi? Is everyone who stretches, breaths and meditates a yogi? What level of flexibility do I need? Do I need to have long hair, call myself a hippie and go to India to study with a guru? Or wear trendy brands,…

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Quick Bio-Hack to Rise Early for Yoga

Sleep! Dream! Lucid dream and create! Do anything but become sleep deprived! In yoga, there will be endless debate about lifestyle habits and how to perform asana (types of yoga sequences.) There will never be any agreement on the right way to do meditation, pranayama, ways to approach the practice (mindset), and larger meaning of…

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The Hunter and Yoga

Hunter Yoga

The winds blow beauty, knowledge, and offerings in front of us every day, the distracted and desperate yogi, however, will pass those gifts. Our mind yearns and worries for the end of the hunt, to attain an advanced yoga posture, quit our job to be a yoga teacher or discover the truths of the universe.…

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The Next Three Months of Savvy Zen

The next three months are going to be super fun. I would like to state my intentions in this article. Commitment, flow, connection, and completion are the main values I am manifesting into my life for this process. I want to keep this very heart-centered and stay away from the typical marketing strategies that are popular in…

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The Ressurection of Savvy Zen

One year of nothing. Savvy Zen was another dead yoga website. All the promises of new books, podcasts, blog posts and videos were broken. I failed myself and resisted my creativity. The lessons I had to learn while stagnant were beautiful though. Lessons that redefined my definition and perception of love, life and my own…

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