@frederiqueyogalife in #kapotasana
See this weeks blog post by @melissasinghwellness “Guru Culture and Ashtanga Yoga”
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Regrann from @melissasinghwellness - This is my teacher. My “Guru” if you will. -
Now, I don’t have a statue of @davidrobsonyoga in my living room that I pray to everyday (though I am keen on getting a David Robson bobblehead that says “See you tomorrow” whenever you walk by), but I do see him as my Guru.
Not in a worshippy-he-can-do-no-wrong-he’s-the-perfect-human kind of way.
Not in the way that I blindly follow his every move.
Not in a way that I give up my personal autonomy and power to please or impress him…
Rather, in the way that I really, really respect what he has to say.
In the way that I value his years of experience and trust that he will guide me into the depths of the practice that I just could not achieve on my own; both mentally and physically.
I don’t think that we should blindly accept someone as our teacher or Guru, and I think that perhaps we have this “guru” idea all wrong.
This week on the @ashtangatoronto blog I share my perspective on Guru culture in Ashtanga Yoga - though I think this could be applicable to any kind of yoga.
I think this topic can be polarizing, with people landing on either end of the spectrum. I don’t think there is a definite right or wrong way to look at guru culture in yoga, just a myriad is different experiences and ideologies. -
I would love to know your thoughts on this blog, and where you land on the spectrum. The link to this article is in my bio. ✌🏼✨
Years ago the only names I knew in the Indian classical music scene were too few and far in between. Years later, thanks to V, I am learning and #discovering more music and appreciating music on a entirely new level. #gottuvadyam that V is training in is a beautiful looking, gorgeous sounding instrument and has hardly a handful takers. Every time I have met V's teacher, she oozes a calm serene vibe. Her encouragement and love for both music and V makes me want to learn Indian classical music and get some love for myself. The big Q that looms ahead is should I?? What if I am no good!? We are here in #mysore listening to a friend play some serene music on his #violin . Comfortable seats, lovely weather, a #gayathritiffinroom dose, listening to #vatapiganapathi being strummed (its amongst the few songs I can recognise almost every time I hear it) I contemplate the next move in my life.
It starts tomorrow!!
All about this new #igyogachallenge that I am joining here below!! .
@gingerem_yoga @esteryoga @__sil_06 and @birdsofafeather_journey wanne join me if you have time?💛🙏💛
Repost @lottasebzdayoga with @get_repost
Inversion newbie or master?
Tired of doing same leg variations over and over again?
Wanna challenge your balance and see what you are capable of?🤸♀️💪 Maybe this is your challenge!! Join us for 7 days of inversions (headstand, pincha or handstand, up to you)
from August 20th to 26th!
Day 1. (20th)Eagle
Day 2. (21st)Bow And Areow
Day 3. (22nd)Hollowback
Day 4. (23rd)Diamond
Day 5. (24th)Twisted
Day 6. (25th)straight
Day 7. (26th)yogis choice .
1.Follow all hosts and sponsors
2.Repost the flyer (on gallery or in your stories) and invite some friends.
3.post every day the inversion you like the most (headstandpinchahandstand)with the leg variation we proposed using hashtag #InvertAndCreate
4.Set your profile to public so we can see your posts.
5.Invert, create, have fun, stay save and encourage other participants along the challenge ❤️
I hit the streets to take photos with @lizgrantyoga this morning. We talked about taking them Miami many times, but we pulled it off in India instead. Got some awesome shots with her and friend @v.marzilli. Swipe to see more.