New on the Blog: Random Ashtanga Stuff That Has Been Driving Me Up The Wall

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The myth of Ashtanga and extreme dogmatism. I don’t know. Maybe I am special. Maybe I am insane. You guys, whenever I read an article about how Ashtanga is dogmatic and the sequence can’t be changed for people’s unique bodies and circumstances, I am always a little taken aback.  I have never had this experience and I have never seen it in any shala or Ashtanga program. Not even with Sharath in Mysore.

I have been practicing Ashtanga for about 17 years. I have traveled and visited other programs. I have had teachers from other programs come to my town.  Every Mysore room I have ever visited has people doing different variations of poses.  I even saw this in Mysore. Yes, I have seen teachers challenge what a student feels is the limit for their body.  Sometimes, inaccurately. I have also seen students challenge what they feel is the limit for their body. Sometimes, inaccurately.  However, I have never seen any teacher that tries to fit all students within the boundaries of the “full version” of Ashtanga poses. Never. Ever. Like. Ever.

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