Yoga, Pregnancy, Birth and Children
by Jessica Walden
Jessica started a daily Ashtanga Yoga practice with David and Simi Roche in 1994 while
studying as an Exchange Student at the University of Adelaide in Australia. She moved
to Encinitas in 2004 to study with Tim Miller. Over the last 12 years she has made
several trips to Mysore, India, to study with Guruji, Sharath and Saraswati and ...more
Stepping through the looking glass of life.
The iconography of the yoga world transports would-be practitioners into an idyllic scene of blooming lotus flowers and gently flowing estuaries.
The promise of sincere yoga practice is that this paradisiacal realm of inner peace will one day be attainable for all practitioners who commit themselves fully.
Yet the ...more
Ashtanga Yoga founder Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009) dedicated his life to yoga. Here, longtime students remember the love and wisdom he offered.
K. Pattabhi Jois used to quote from the Bhagavad Gita to us—he used to say bodies come and go, cast off like old cloth, but the soul is never born, nor does it die. However, unlike an old cloth, the relationships we formed with him were ...more
"In this modern world, everything is instant. No one has patience. Everyone wants to have [everything] as soon as possible. In yoga also it has become like that. Many places you go, they certify you in 15 days, one month. Always someone who’s coming to India, they think, “Oh, I’ll be here for one month, I should get a certificate that I’m studying here.” We get ...more