Focusing on the fundamentals

We were firmly tongue in cheek (ugh… which cheek, right?) with our last post out of Toronto, so I want to provide some balance and perspective. Because, if you don’t know, one the world’s most vibrant Ashtanga communities is happening in that city.

I checked in to see what is going on at the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto (I’m trying not to ding them for the English-inspired spelling), and there is of course a lot. What really caught my eye was this course: “Perfecting the Fundamental Postures.” More info:

Take a deep and detailed look at the alignment and actions of Ashtanga’s opening sequence. Study the exact vinyasas that connect each of the standing postures, and learn new ways to deepen the work and progression of your daily practice.

Given I might argue that my practice remains more grounded in those poses than most people’s, perhaps my focus is a bit prejudiced. But I feel like it is rare to see a class devoted specifically to these poses. Most of us, frankly, what help with those poses that are just out of reach (or way out of reach).

But David Robson, in my totally unimportant opinion, is absolutely right to shine a light on them.

For those who may be heading to Toronto in early October, the class is Saturday the 11th.

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