So that was rough, and wonderful

Quick hit as we try to settle down, a 7 am — Eastern time — practice awaiting us.

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Ashtanga Yoga New York needs to be on every Ashtangis “visit list.”

As we posted before, asana was not the reason for this trip. But under Eddie’s watchful eyes and firm and sensitive hands, we both had one of those 108% practices, where everything is left on the mat.

We were a little shocked. We knew Eddie would have that teacher shakti but …

Well, during the opening night — Ganesh puja and some discussion — Robert described Ashtanga Yoga New York as feeling like India, as a space where hard and serious work — chanting, pujas, homas — have been occurring. Oh, and lots of tapas from practicing.

Yes. That’s it. It is one of those magical places that Ashtanga shalas can be, combined with the incredible Temple environment Eddie and his colleagues so lovingly nurture.

This is why we came. And why you should, too.

And special shout out to those who introduced themselves. Thanks for the many kind words.

Posted by Bobbie and Steve

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