Documentary of the week: Ashtanga, NY


Anyone can practice…except lazy people.  And I am a lazy person.

So…you know how I was to be doing that #digital40days… yeah oops.  I have been super busy with work that I have to been able to practice in well over a week and I am not happy that I have talked myself out of classes this week for some stupid reason or another.

So to get myself back in the swing of things I watched a really cool film about what else?  Yoga!

“Ashtanga, NY was originally intended as a concert film celebrating the Ashtanga style of yoga, now wildly popular in the United States and around the world. It follows the aging yoga guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois as he gives his final North American workshop in New York City in September 2001. Devotees were arriving from all over the world to join this rare opportunity to practice with the 86 year-old Jois.

The 9/11 terrorist attacks took place in the midst of this celebration, and dramatically changed the meaning and purpose of the yoga gathering. In the difficult weeks that followed, Jois used the Ashtanga practice to help heal and fortify his diverse followers.

This is no instructional video, and these are not your garden-variety contortionists. Ashtanga, NY is a real look into the intersection of ancient practice and modern life, New York-style.”  (Source)

It was really a great film.  There are a few celeb interviews that I thought were great!  And even watching this film I felt more connected and am aiming for 3 classes this week…and plan to check out a new studio!

Stay tuned for more yoga updates!!

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