‘Ashtanga Yoga can be taught to anyone by an experienced and sensitive teacher’

New interview with Danny Paradise has popped up out of Italy. Complete transcription is here, and a brief excerpt:

I aim to spend as much time as possible in Nature. When I can be immersed in Nature for long periods of time my life force increases and that makes it easier for me to travel, explore new regions as well as teach. The general urban contemporary lifestyle is not something I spend a lot of time in. I encourage people to spend more time in Nature. At the same time there are tremendously talented people living in Urban zones. There are huge new Communities of people learning Yoga and changing their lifestyle in a positive way to meet the challenge of growing older with vitality, clarity, health and creativity. After all, if we are creating this dream we all have to begin to work together in compassion and clarity to clean up the mess that is happening all around us. The big cities are toxic in many ways with tremendous pollution, stress, anxiety and fear…All these elements shorten life.

I pulled from a part less focused on Ashtanga, but he does address that plenty. (Our past posts on Danny are here.)

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Two Ashtangis write about their practice and their teachers.

2 thoughts on “‘Ashtanga Yoga can be taught to anyone by an experienced and sensitive teacher’”

  1. Great article! Thank you for sharing. Danny’s views are insightful and inspiring. Wish there were more sensitive and experienced teachers out there. Seems like every shala, yoga studio and fitness center gives ‘teacher trainings’. Eagerness and sincerity are not substitutes for experience on the mat. Fortunately we have some amazing Ashtanga teachers out there that continue to share themselves with the rest of us.

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