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Beware the Guru

“I’ll tell you”, said she, in the same hurried passionate whisper “what real love is. It is blind devotion, unquestioning self-humiliation, utter submission, trust and belief against yourself and against the whole world, giving up your heart and soul to the smiter”. ―Miss Havisham, from Charles Dickens “Great Expectations” When you believe against yourself, in…

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The Colossal Failure of Modern Yoga

Most contemporary yoga teachers cannot answer one simple question that any teacher should be able to answer without hesitation. And that question is: What do you teach? Written by AYS Founder James Brown I. Every time I look at the screen to write this I feel nauseous. I taught successfully within the yoga studio system for…

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It’s Your Funeral

Change your life in 3 fun minutes. I am not one of those yoga teachers who feels inclined to give out unsolicited non-yoga-related life advice to the masses. And I really never do it. Really. It’s annoying. But this time I have to. I’ll make it quick and you don’t have to thank me, but you’ll…

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Yoga at Home: Building a Self-Practice

Yesterday, a new Yoga Journal book, Yoga at Home: Inspiration for Creating Yoga Home Practice, was published. Authored by Linda Sparrowe, who has also written The Woman’s Book of Yoga and Health: A Lifelong Guide to Wellness and the Yoga Journal book: Yoga, it’s described as “The definitive guide to creating your own home yoga…

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