How do you know when it’s time to add poses in the Ashtanga intermediate series? In this post, David discusses the relationships between aspects of the Ashtanga yoga primary and intermediate sequences and how to use that information to decide when beginning the Ashtanga intermediate series is right for you.
David breaks down side angle and revolved side angle pose. Learn what components allow or restrict access to these postures. Understand what patterns can be established to evolve these poses over time.
David breaks down triangle and revolved triangle pose. Learn what components allow or restrict access to these postures. Understand what patterns can be established to evolve these poses over time.
How do you know when you might be acquiring an anatomical imbalance from yoga practice? In this post, David discusses aspects of the Ashtanga yoga primary series and how to emphasize the aspects that are right for you.
How Do You Know When to Add Poses in the Ashtanga Primary Series? In this post, David shares what he considers to be the signs that you are ready to add the next pose.
David breaks down two variations on standing forward bend, padagusthasana and pada hastasana. Learn what components allow or restrict access to these postures. Understand what patterns can be established to evolve these poses over time.
It can hard to maintain an Ashtanga practice when you don’t have a teacher nearby. In this post, one of David Keil’s long-time students shares her suggestions on how to do an Ashtanga practice without a teacher nearby.
Sun Salutations are a vital part of any system of yoga. In this series I will break down all of the pieces and movements of Sun Salutations with some anatomical reasoning.
Doing an Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice involves much more than merely doing the asanas enumerated in the Primary Series. As a sequence, the primary series is the foundation of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice. It plants the seeds that will grow into the other sequences. But it’s not limited to the asana element. The seeds that should be planted are also the more subtle components.
Something I often talk about is our neuromuscular patterns. What are they? How do we develop them? Do they help us? Do they harm us?
The truth is, that at present, the most popular way to interface with the long tradition of yoga is through our physicality. This is not a bad thing. Personally I believe that the journey toward acquiring self-knowledge is ultimately inevitable. Who’s to say where one is on their path and whether it is right or wrong for them?