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  • It may be called that by some folks, There is very little agreement about what a lot of these poses are called. Especially ones like this, which are most probably modern additions to what is considered to be a yoga pose worthy of naming. The rationale behind calling this Prasthasana is that “prastha” translates to table. I wonder if somewhow the…[Read more]

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    About the Pose
    prastha = stable, spread, table-land on the top of a mountain; asana = posture
    This pose doesn’t get a fraction of the respect it deserves but let’s change that. This is whe […]

    • Nice post and very useful information!Thank you for sharing.

    • It may be called that by some folks, There is very little agreement about what a lot of these poses are called. Especially ones like this, which are most probably modern additions to what is considered to be a yoga pose worthy of naming. The rationale behind calling this Prasthasana is that “prastha” translates to table. I wonder if somewhow the term “pratisurya” which roughly translates to mean “basking in the sun like a lizard” got turned into prasthasana somehow along the way.

    • Lizard is the yin name for a low lunge, Anjaneyasana.

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  • This email I got from a yoga practitioner of 40+ years explains, better than almost anything I have ever read, the damage that is being done by Yoga Alliance and the yoga community’s complicity.

    Dear Mr […]

    • I teach yoga to children with special needs. Kindly clarify your use of the word ‘autism” in your comment. I am sure you can find another word to illustrate your point. Please use” autism “only when you are actually referring to the neurological disorder. Autism is a serious disability and the term should not be used frivolously and in a derogatory manner. Show some compassion for those with autism.

  • Written by AYS Founder James Brown. Originally published in The Huffington Post

    Greatness in any skill comes after a lot of practice, and that practice has to start somewhere. A few weeks ago, I had a text […]

  • When I started doing yoga, I loved most of what happened in the classes. One thing I did not love, though, was the chanting of “om.” None of my early teachers could explain what it meant or why we were doing it. […]

  • Like many repeated endeavors, yoga practice can take the body and mind to higher functionality and health, or toward pain and suffering. The mat is a laboratory where we can experiment with our own strengths and […]

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