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The power of – letting go of – alignment

In the physical practice of asana we work with the alignment of the body. Each asana has its own detailed alignment principles, our body has its own detailed anatomical principles and lets not even get started on the mind. I believe awareness of alignment is crucial to a sustainable

sthira sukham asanam – finding that sweet spot

   Sthira Sukham Asanam 

                Asana is steady and comfortable. Performed with willingness as well as acceptance. Firm as well as pleasant. Strong as well as relaxed. Maintained with effort as well as ease.

 

To those of you whom have heard of, read or even studied the Yoga Sutra’s of Patanjali, sthira sukham asanam, is probably one… Continue reading