Big yoga day: Confluence schedule; Roots of Yoga project makes goal; and a paddleboard built for you
It feels like a big day in the yoga world.
The 2013 Ashtanga Yoga Confluence schedule is up, and it is just one highlight after the next. A led class by Dena Kingsberg? Check. A led class of how Guruji first taught Ashtanga to Nancy Gilgoff by Nancy? Check check. The list goes on.
And just to hit the point home: Registration will be in early October. You can chill for a couple months, but then… be watching your inbox.
The next big thing is that the Roots of Yoga project we’ve been following met its $50,000 fundraising goal with nearly a day to spare. (It’s now over the $50,000 mark, which may mean some extra dosas for the guys as they do their research.) I checked in with Mark Singleton, one of the two researchers (along with James Mallison), and I hope we’ll be able to bring you continued updates on their work. Stay tuned for that. We’re excited to see what they come up with, even if we’re talking a two-year wait. Our Ashtanga practices are teaching us patience.
Sadly, though, my Ashtanga practice isn’t necessarily teaching me tolerance, so to balance off these two great news items, I leave you with this, the latest from the “Gah! I want to poke my eyes out” department:
Surfboard and Paddle Board Manufacturer Introduces the Launch of Their Line of Yoga Boards
Yoga enthusiasts have been catching on to the benefits of paddle board yoga for quite some time, new this week, surfboad and paddle board company Kitson Boards launches their new line of paddle boards ideal for yoga.
With not only the sport of paddle boarding taking off in the recent years, the new wave of yogites have enhanced the activity even more. Crafted with a more suitable surface specifically designed for all types of yoga positions, the board is still also built to maintain the ideal buoyancy for water use.
The new Yoga Board from Kitson Boards takes the design of their Standard Round Pin Paddle Board and modifies it to fit the specific activity of yoga.
“Whether your aiming for health or moksha, our Yoga Paddle Boards are the boards for you,” said Kitson Board Surfboard and Paddle Board Design Engineer, Travis Dodge, “We’ve designed this board specifically to best fit the yoga experience and to cater to the practitioner’s needs”
By providing a flatter top surface, extended width, hard rails, and reduced rockers, the Kitson Boards Yoga Paddle Board gives the stability required to practice on the water.
I know I should be open-minded, but for some reason (actually, I know the reason, it’s because stand up paddleboards also drive my crazy as a surfer… stop snaking my waves!) this particular yoga-health iteration drives me nuts.
I’m pacified some by the misuse of “your” in the quote, I’ll admit.
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