Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami shares the wisdom of Ashtanga Yoga. 🙏🙏🙏 These one-minute Pearls of Wisdom are excerpted from Samata International’s on line 35-anniversary celebration where I asked over 50 of my distinguished Yoga friends to share a “Pearl of Wisdom.” If you would like to see all of the full video versions visit https://www.youtube.com/user/samatayoga . . . . . #pearlsofwisdom#yoga#yogawisdom#yogaforlife#wordsofwisdom#yogamaster#yogalife#yogalifestyle#satgurubodhinathaveylanswami#larrypayne#samatayoga#namaste#samatainternational#samata#yogatherapy#restorativeyoga#yogateacher#yogalesson#beginneryoga#makemistakes#learnyoga#yogainspiration#yogainspo#yogisofinstagram#primeoflifeyoga#yogi#yogiwisdom
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Come breakdown warriors, breath, and flow with me Tuesday, August 21st at 7 pm at Northeast park. Never heard of it this park? It's tucked into a neighborhood to hide how cool it is. $10 Suggested donation. I hope you'll join me! #yoga4newbies#yogainthepark#learnyoga
Let’s talk about stability. (I love stability) See this “Deep” #warrior2? I’m not doing a heck of a lot of work in this pose, even though by most standards this is where people think they should be going in this posture. SWIPE left to see my #virabhadrasana2 where I still have a 90* bend at my knee and yet my hips are not dropping as low. 🙇🏻♀️ • What’s the difference? Well, because I dropped my pelvis below my femur in the “deep” one, it’s a helluva lot harder to engage my quad, hamstrings, and truly ground down into my whole front foot. It looks fancy, but I’m literally hanging out while there is hardly any engagement or stability being cultivated. • So in this first shot my pelvis is also tilted—can you see that it’s higher on the backside? All the pressure of this depth and angle transfers pressure into the front of my back thigh and the inside of my ankle where my arch is collapsing because this stance doesn’t allow me to connect fully down to the outer edge and ball of either foot. • So while you might see this offered as an “advanced” warrior 2 on everywhere from Instagram yoga to magazines and such, technically this is a terrible expression of the posture. I haven’t even gone into how it’s causing me to go into lordosis (deep low back arch), which makes my ribs stick out, which makes it impossible to really lengthen upwards! • The second photo is stable; the energy in my legs and feet are equal and I’m able to draw that energy up through my legs toward my spine where it moves up through the crown of my head. It is fully integrated, and I can engage and be aware of all aspects of controlling the work of the pose. I can work harder with my hips just 3-4 inches HIGHER and that’s what helps me #bendstronger. • There is a point where we know the poses and we don’t need to go “deeper” anymore by actually sinking further. Sinking is just sinking. Every posture energetically, shoudl always lift and