Ashtanga Brighton Blog

Going for a dream and then letting it go June 24th, 2014

Guy practicing Marichyasana B

Ever since starting early morning Mysore style practice back in 2006 I’ve dreamed of running a Mysore room. In this post I share my journey of starting one up and then letting it go. Life is so much about timing and the timing just wasn’t right for me this time round.

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goodbye my sweet dark lover May 26th, 2014

Lindt dark chocolate

2014 continues to be a year of big changes. In this post I share my experience of giving up chocolate, cake and pastries. Setting the scene You might be thinking: “oh here we go, another food obsessed Ashtangi acting out on his control issues around food”. Or you may be thinking: “So you gave up […]

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Mysore self-practice demystified April 27th, 2014

Mad Hatter Mysore room

Confused about what Mysore style self-practice actually means? In this blog Ashtanga Brighton teacher Sophie Cleere writes about the benefits of Mysore style practice and how it works. It’s not about doing a 2 hour yoga class either!

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Learning the closing mantra April 10th, 2014

Mangala mantra

The Mangala mantra is a powerful prayer that directs our focus outwards, in particular, asking that the leaders of the world protect the earth and rule justly. In this age of environmental and political crisis I can’t think of a chant that we need more!

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learning the opening mantra April 3rd, 2014

Ashtanga Yoga Opening Mantra

The first thing you’re faced with when you start the practice of Ashtanga Yoga, is the weird tongue twisting chant at the beginning of class. Here’s an MP3 of the chant for you to download and a PDF with phonetic transcription and translation. Happy chanting!

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