I have been practicing Mysore for quite some time now, after trying all kinds of yoga. I like Mysore because I can practice as early as 4:30 am. My practice means so much to me. I started doing yoga as merely exercise and little by little it has transformed into an emotional, physical, and spiritual practice.
My practice has really challenged me, especially when it comes to Marichyasana D. It has taken me what it feels like a lifetime to figure it out. Practice paid off and finally one day I got it, thanks to the encouragement of my instructors, tips from my yoga mates, my daily practice, and changes in my daily life (I have to confess that losing a pound here and there really helps). I am so proud of myself for showing up everyday on my mat.
At AYP we are a community of yoga practitioners who are dedicated to the ashtanga yoga method. Our hope with this blog is that we, as a community, can share who we are and what we are passionate about. Whether it be our favorite recipes, our trials and tribulations (or growth) with the practice, a favorite pose or two, or our thoughts on life, we will share it here. We can't wait to share our worlds with you and grow both in the yoga room and in our practice off our mat. We hope you enjoy the journey, and if you are a member of AYP and would like to contribute to our blog, please reach out to Cindy, Lissa or Jen, or drop us a message here on our website and we will contact you to set up your contribution to this community endeavor. We look forward to seeing you in the Mysore room and be on the look out for our first official blog!
We are a community of Ashtanga yoga practitioners who blog about the things we love.