triyoga, OCtober 2022

QUOTES:
    • T.K.V. Desikachar: “Your yoga practice must always be a little more clever than your habits (tapas).”
    • Leslie Kaminoff: “If you can make even a tiny bit of positive change in something you do a lot of (breathing, walking), that’s a lot of positive change.”
    • T.K.V. Desikachar: “If you take care of the exhale, the inhale will take care of itself.”
    • Leslie Kaminoff: “You are living in an environment that wants you to breathe. The energy that gets the air into your lungs is not inside you – it’s outside, in the universe. You make the space and the universe fills it.”
    • Leslie Kaminoff on teaching bandhas: “If you’re going to ask someone to engage a muscle, you better make sure they can release it first or it’s just tension on top of tension.”
    • T.K.V. Desikachar: “The recognition of confusion is a form of clarity.”
    • Leslie Kaminoff: “The simpler the practice, the more sophisticated a relationship you can have with it.”
    • T.K.V. Desikachar: “The form of the practice should serve the function.”
    • Amy Matthews, paraphrasing Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen: “Healthy movement is well-distributed: a little bit of movement from a lot of places.” This was further clarified by Leslie: “a little bit of movement, coming from a lot of places, repeated a reasonable number of times.”
    • RE: his advice against adhering to parallel at the cost of maintaining samasthiti, Leslie Kaminoff: “Variation is normal. Your body is normal for you.”

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Should We Keep Mula Bandha All The Time?

Have you heard advice about maintaining mula bandha all the time? Have you heard advice about maintaining any body position all the time? Join Leslie and students as they examine well-meaning advice, habits, and practices you can follow to honor the balance into your system.


What is Flexibility, and How Much Do We Really Need?

Do you do yoga to live a better life, or do you live to do better yoga? Your answer may surprise you, and it will help you learn where to set healthy limits in your own practice.


Honesty in Yoga Credentialing