Adam’s Musings

Yoga as Physical Therapy

Yoga as Physical Therapy The roots of yoga have always been physical. With the upsurge of yoga as physical therapy, many say this is not...
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The Myth of Progress in Yoga

We all want to see visible, quantifiable progress in yoga practice. This is the predominent question regarding our yoga practice; am I getting better or...
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Devotion in Yoga

Devotion in yoga is often mistaken as part of the process of yoga or how we reach it. Whilst there is some grain of truth...
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Can Yoga Make You Less Flexible in Life?

I have come across many people over my years of teaching Ashtanga Yoga, who have either told me, or, otherwise it’s been noticeable, that they...
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The Yoga Teacher-Student Relationship

Is it really such a big deal, after all? Can’t we be adults about it like any normal relationship, apply our regular ‘boundaries’ and operate...
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Emotions in Asanas

It is assumed in the yoga process that we are trying to escape from our emotions. However, this may be the end result, that we...
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Escaping Thought in Yoga

The Bias of Language About Ourselves and The World Western thinking never questions the I that is thinking. Thought then springs from the confused root...
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Ashtanga Yoga Myths

In a group talk with students the other day someone referred to a teacher as being strict.  This got me wondering what that actually meant, and...
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Thoughts on Mysore

Mysore, the home of Ashtanga yoga. The Authorised Teacher. The Mysore Magic If Sharath sees it, it must be OK. Paying respects Stability, patience and...
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Whos’ the Darth Vadar in the room?

Are we not meant to be doing Ujayi? We have all been in a class where one person is offering a reasonable challenge to our...
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What is Hatha Yoga?

The term ‘hatha’ is quite widely and generally translated as relating to the intention in balancing sun-moon (ha-tha), representative of the same effort directed towards...
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Ashtanga Yoga Moon Days

Even as a relative beginner, you get to know about Ashtanga yoga moon days pretty early on. The idea of taking a day off or...
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