HEALTH, WELLNESS, & YOGA

In today's fast-paced world, it is as important as ever to attend to your mind, body, and spirit. Explore various ways to maintain and improve your well-being through our collection of resources on topics ranging from martial arts, yoga, and mindful eating to pain management, Chinese medicine, and deep ecology.

 

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The Art of Vinyasa

Shambhala recently hosted a conversation about The Art of Vinyasa: Awakening Body and Mind through the Practice of Ashtanga Yoga, by Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor, cofounders of the Yoga Workshop in Boulder. They were joined by Nataraja Kallio, the Program Chair of Yoga Studies at Naropa University, to discuss their radical approach to the Ashtanga Vinyasa system of yoga.

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The Competitive Yoga Trap

Hip-Healthy Asana
Hip-Healthy Asana: The Yoga Practitioner’s Guide to Protecting the Hips and Avoiding SI Joint Pain

The habit of comparing ourselves to others and judging our performance is often wired in to everything we do, not just asana practice. But in asana practice, the urge to compare and compete can lead to forcefulness, overstretching, and compromising our joints.

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INTERVIEW

Tias Little on the Subtle Body

Shambhala: So I thought I’d start with a little context about you—how did you first find out about yoga and start this journey?

Tias: Really I started through my mother, who did yoga when we lived in London back in the ’70s. She’s really my first influence and I’ve also always been an academic because my father taught at the university level—he taught comparative religion for thirty years. So I’ve always had an interest in the spiritual path.

Then when I came into the yogic practice, it was this kind of magic alchemy of the wisdom teachings and the sadhana, the practice. I’ve always been a contemplative type, and so my interest has naturally been toward to meditative side of the practice.

As an undergraduate, I studied with Bob Thurman, Robert Thurman. I studied Buddhist psychology, so I think that the dharma has always been part of my growth and my path. While I’ve done a lot of really physical yoga, more calisthenic-like yoga, I’ve always had the wisdom seeds planted along the route of my path. And so that’s how I’ve really come into this path of yoga.

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