We told you to start reading Ashtanga Yoga Therapy’s blog: On full vinyasa practice

Last week, we pointed you to Anthony Gary Lopedota’s new blog. And we told you to add it to your reading list.

Well, if you haven’t, you’re falling behind. Way behind.

A link is right here. He’s gotten eight posts up — that’s more than we’ve done, although we did ratchet the postings back (a while back) because people we knew in LA said they couldn’t keep up — since midweek. Still, impressive output.

Here is just a part of his answer about full vinyasa practice:

As far as the ashtanga yoga of KPJ, full vinyasa is traditional and all other forms of this practice are abbreviated. The longest living profession in the western world is orchestra leaders with their constant arm and shoulder movement. This is the most important part of vinyasa. When this movement of the arms is accompanied with deep consistent breathing the lymphatic system is supported to do the job of cleaning and removing toxins and debris from the body. This cleansing of the body is the most important part of health and longevity. Asana practice is mostly important to gain health and longevity which will help with spiritual development. It is difficult to focus on the latter limbs of Raja Yoga if one is sick and uncomfortable. It also, not always but often, takes time to awaken, so more time will give us a better chance at the part of the evolutionary process that takes place while in this body, on this earth.

Full vinyasa is not always the best method depending on the person’s state of health and depending on how fast they breathe and move.

Go to the link to find out who he thinks are the strongest examples of Ashtanga practice.

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Two Ashtangis write about their practice and their teachers.

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