Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Take a loan and learn Ashtanga Yoga, seriously

Well hello, Ashtanga world;

I'm not going to visit Mysore to practice ashtanga yoga there. I am not an ashtanga yoga teacher, I am just a little yoga man. People who visit Mysore are yoga studio owners, wannabe yoga teachers, the former dancers with 200 hours of teachers training program. They come to Mysore to take a photo with Sharath...

It makes me sad to read and hear all bullshit about ashtanga yoga teachers and their saintness or whatnot. I may have deep respect to their yoga practice but nothing other than that.

Paramaguru Sharath’s words in Miami last year, "follow where your Guru is walking", really got me thinking.

When I'm ready for Maryachasana C, Sharath will appear. Good morning, Zee; - It has been brought to my attention that you have reached the point where you can do Mary C and I'm here to allow you to do it... Ha! It is so nice, isn't it?

Oh yes, you may say it is my ego that is talking...

Really guys, where to follow Sharath, Tim or Kino or any other ashtanga celebrity?

Ashtanga yoga is hilarious. In fact, it is the best joke most of us will never quite get. It’s the funniest thing I have encountered, can you learn ashtanga in a month? Apparently, you can for something less than $5000 and a little bit of tradition...

Our philosophy is based in tradition. The subject of yoga is vast and worthy of a lifetime of learning. An established personal practice is the most important foundation for the yogi’s journey. You will join a comprehensive program aimed at preparing you for a journey into the dimension of Ashtanga Yoga – as a life style, a world view and potentially a profession...

You will be established in daily practice and technique for the principle postures of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series. You will learn classic yogic breathing techniques, the traditional method of Sanskrit Vinyasas counting and fundamental applied anatomy. You will study classic Yoga Philosophy as per Patanjali and learn safe hands-on adjustments of key postures from the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga.

Start Date: July 5, 2017
End Date: August 4, 2017 Final morning class. Graduation Afternoon Ceremony.
Tuition: $4250. A $850 non-refundable deposit is required on acceptance into the program. (Final payment due by May 31, 2017. A payment plan may be available upon request.)

- Miami Life Center

I have realized that it is important not to give my authority over any so-called Guru.

I admit I have never been truly open to the guidance of a teacher. I'm simply not born to be led. You see, no one can tell me what my physical body can do... in ashtanga there are no shortcuts, I tried it and I broke MCL on right knee and had all kinds of other injuries... it does not work that way.

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