Blog highlight: How Ashtanga can wreck your ego

Note: While we are in India, we intend to post new items if we have the Internet access. In the meantime, to keep our mojo going, we’re running some of our most popular posts. This post ran a year ago — in other words, it’s been a year since the whole “how yoga can wreck … Continue reading Blog highlight: How Ashtanga can wreck your ego

‘You’ve got to be a certain level of brave’ to come to a Mysore class

That Ashtanga requires a certain degree of bravery probably is no major revelation to any of you. But it can be nice to be reminded every now and then of how non-Ashtangis view the practice, just to keep things in perspective. (One version of this came from Bobbie’s great physical therapist, who described what she … Continue reading ‘You’ve got to be a certain level of brave’ to come to a Mysore class

How Ashtanga Can Wreck Your Ego

The New York Times Magazine has an article today titled in typically provocative style, “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body.” It’s really long, extremely anecdotal (recounting individual cases dating back to the early 1970s), and, as usual, heavily based in the writer’s individual experience. (And in one of those bizarre editorial moves that indicate desperation for … Continue reading How Ashtanga Can Wreck Your Ego