Maty Ezraty on her approach to Ashtanga and much more

I know either today or tomorrow you’re taking rest from practice, which means you have 45 extra minutes to check out this interview with Maty Ezraty:

Here’s what you can expect to hear:

Maty speaks about her approach to Ashtanga,
The differences between the Iyengar and Ashtanga tradition,
The difference between the Indian and Western Mind,
Vipasana and meditation techniques,
How Shri Pattabhi Jois also adapted the practice for students,
Differences between the mindsets of the great teachers,
A mindful and individual approach to Ashtanga Yoga.

That’s a pretty full plate. It’s from Purple Valley Ashtanga Yoga, which has a trove of similar videos.

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Two Ashtangis write about their practice and their teachers.

2 thoughts on “Maty Ezraty on her approach to Ashtanga and much more”

  1. Thank you for sharing this video. This deserves to be a “sticky” in the yoga wisdom collection!

    I find Maty’s characterisation of her teachers BKS and KPJ more nuanced than the usual sycophantic guru devotion one sees in the studios. Fascinating stuff.

    It is interesting to see how people with a lifetime of practice are less dogmatic and kind (may be these are inter-related!). I see similar outlooks from David Swenson, Nancy and Manju. Manju especially. May be thats where yoga gets you to: a place of clear perception (to see things for what they really are without the colouring) and kindness.

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