Ashtanga Primary Modified

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Here’s a modified primary series that I recorded while in Kathmandu, Nepal — at Boudhanath Stupa. You may hear the sounds of this Tibetan village in the background. I purposely recorded from various vantage points around the neighborhood. Hope you enjoy it!  

Yoga is Mind Control (PYS 1.1-1.3)

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This is a dharma talk I gave at the beginning of my Saturday class. This one focuses on the first 3 sutras of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra. They tell us yoga is the practice of working with and controlling the mind such that we may reside in our true nature – of unconditional love, joy and peace.

Pancha (5) Kleshas (Obstacles) to Yoga

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Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra II.3 avidya asmita raga dvesha abhiniveshah pancha kleshah The impediments/obstacles to yoga [to samadhi] are ignorance, ego, desire, aversion, and clinging to life. The was the follow-up dharma talk to the 8 limbs talk already posted. Again, recorded at the beginning of my Saturday vinyasa class. The aim was to provide a brief overview of what Patanjali …

60-Plus Minute Yoga Class

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Get your sweat on with this one! Meant for experienced students, this sequence is based on the Ashtanga Primary series with the inclusion of intermediate series backbends (shalabasana and dhanurasana) to warm up the back a bit more before going into urdhva dhanurasana. I hope you like it! Leave me feedback and I’ll consider it as I develop more to …

The Energetic Body

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Yoga expands our comprehension of what it means to have a body. It does this through an explanation of the koshas which can be thought of as layers of sheaths of energy that house our svarupe – the essence of self. In this dharma talk, which I gave at the beginning of a vinyasa class, I talk about these bodies …

45-Minute Yoga Class

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Last year (2016) while co-leading my annual pilgrimage in Nepal, my cohort, James – a Buddhist and avid meditator, but not an asana practitioner – attended nearly all of my morning classes. He expressed great interest and enthusiasm for the benefits he felt. So, I recorded this class for him and I like the vibe of it, so thought I’d …