Keen on Yoga Blog

The Keen on Yoga blog provides information to support your Ashtanga yoga as a lifestyle. Content is provided by Adam and our network of colleagues, peers and friends. Covering all branches of practice including asana, yoga philosophy and healthy eating, as well as the challenges and struggles you may encounter along the way. 

Our aim is that in seeing this journey of practice from many angles and perspectives and combined years of experience we can lend a hand in not only guiding, but inspiring, enriching and supporting your process.

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Thoughts on Mysore

Mysore, the home of Ashtanga yoga. The Authorised Teacher. The Mysore Magic If Sharath sees it, it must be OK. Paying respects Stability, patience and

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practicing yoga through the winter

Practicing Yoga Through The Winter

Every season has a quality; both metaphorically, to do with the changes in life, but also, literally, as embodied in the yearly cycle. Yoga is not about setting the rules, but learning how to act appropriately to them. For, in the Gunas- laws of nature, the practitioner is already provided with a ready made source of guidance…

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When Should We Take a Break From Asana Practice?

Yoga is wider than the physical only. So, practice ought to be consistent, yet it doesn’t always have to be physical. Yoga’s aims are much broader than the body alone. To this ends, practice is said in The Yoga Sutras, not to be about achieving a certain posture, or physical ability, rather;

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Yoga Adjustments

The first question to be asked when considering giving an adjustment is to clarify, however briefly, our aim and intention with it. After this, we can consider the various ways we might work towards this aim, as there are usually a number of different possibilities available.

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Yoga: Tradition or Freedom?

This all depends how we define tradition. If it is something we conform to for the sake of safety and an easy identity and instructions for life, then it’s limiting and stifling.

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Ashtanga and Addiction

Am I addicted to my Yoga Practise, and is this a problem? We are all addicts. It’s the nature of life; we want the pleasurable, furthermore, want to assure we keep on getting it. The question is, to what do we allocate this quality? It’s perfectly normal to feel strong biases on how we behave, It’s just a question of how we work with these that leads to more or less constructive lifestyle choices.

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My Experience Learning to Eat For Health

I used to feel overwhelmed shopping in supermarkets. This is not to exaggerate; the experience of staring at isles full of choices often meant I would leave without buying anything to avoid the impending sense of anxiety.

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A Question of Yoga Diet

  We started with a food-blog over 10 years ago. We called it ‘Yogi’s kitchen’. The recipes and pictures chronicled our new-found Veganism and exposure

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If It’s Not About Stretching, What is Yoga?

There’s a myth going on now that stretching and being flexible is an unquestionable goal. Somewhere along the line, the ability to touch your toes, or even put your leg behind your head, all got confused with our general health, fitness, even goodness.

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Yoga Like Martial Arts

Yoga should’ve been considered more like a martial art. It’s a huge disservice that it hasn’t been approached this way; perhaps, minus, avoiding the ostensible encouragement towards aggression that I felt in those early classes as a practitioner from age seven to sixteen.

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Don’t Let Yoga Ruin Your Life

When you first get into yoga it’s like the first flushes of a new relationship. Everything is perfect with it, it’s what you’ve always been missing, it completes your life. In fact, it’s what you catch yourself daydreaming about, planning your schedule around…

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Don’t Sweat The Big Stuff

It’s been clear to me for quite a while that if I want to sell a workshop, the topics on the flyer are jump-thru/back or backbends. One Saturday afternoon after class, one Sunday, and that is always the advert even though I submit many other subject titles for my hosts to consider.

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