Ashtanga gets the Hollywood treatment

In this case, the Hollywood treatment isn’t so bad.

This video, from the TV Guide Network — yes, there is such a thing — might set your teeth grinding during the first minute and a half. But once it gets to the Ashtanga part — via James Butkevich’s Ashtanga Yoga LA shala on Sunset in Silver Lake — it stays pretty true to the practice.

A few things that jump out:

He talks about how you gain strenght from the inside out; that it’s a balance of inside and out.

“This is a very true method,” he says. And he points out that Ashtanga makes everything else seem pretty easy by comparison.

That’s certainly true.

The video went up about a week ago. Less than 50 views as of when I’m posting.

I could be wrong, but I think there are about three Ashtanga studios within walking distance in that part of Silver Lake, including our friend Jodi and Noah Williams (who both are on our teacher page).

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Two Ashtangis write about their practice and their teachers.

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