0 comments on “To Obtain the Benefits of Yoga Requires More than Just Putting on the Garb of a Yogi”

To Obtain the Benefits of Yoga Requires More than Just Putting on the Garb of a Yogi

I’m re-reading Yoga Mala by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and rediscovered this gem on p. 5, which I love because it motivates and reminds us that true understanding of yoga only comes through diligent practice: We now have to ask whether it…

5 comments on “Vinyasa Yoga – How Flow Can You Go?”

Vinyasa Yoga – How Flow Can You Go?

While K. Pattabhi Jois popularized Vinyasa yoga in the Western world, Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, (Ashtanga meaning 8-limbed path in ancient yogic teachings) has arguably been around for centuries. In many circles, it is simply known as ‘flow’ yoga since the asana are practiced much like Surya Namaskara, or sun salutations, in a continuous flow from one movement to another coordinated with the breath. The great thing about a Vinyasa practice, or simply, flow, is that participants can get more of a cardiovascular workout, and while alignment and practicing asana correctly is vital, there is a freedom of movement not always apparent in other styles of yoga that many people enjoy.

12 comments on “Commitment to Practice”

Commitment to Practice

As I've been slowly reading and enjoying Krishnamacharya over the last few weeks, I've been impressed by the dedication and commitment the modern sage required of his yoga students.  Most folks who take up yoga today, this yogi included, have no idea…

2 comments on ““The Yoga Bums””

“The Yoga Bums”

I apologize to all those who have been faithfully checking out Daily Cup of Yoga for the not so "daily" content recently. Spring break hit me with a vengeance and I'm taking a few days break in Portland, Oregon. In…

2 comments on “Pattabhi Jois and Yoga in India”

Pattabhi Jois and Yoga in India

A favorite quote of mine from Pattabhi Jois:  If we practice the science of yoga, which is useful to the entire human community and which yields happiness both here and hereafter - if we practice it without fail, we will…