Welcome back and mucho pranam !
His successful run on Survivor Exile Island was a true validation of ahimsa ( non-violence ) aka " How to win ( or shine ) without fighting ".
Aras' theme for class today was pretty intense. It involved long holds of standing, balancing and twisting asanas. ( Good times )
The method behind this was to make friends with tension, let it go and achieve equanimity . As an ex-Varsity basketball player for UC Irvine, Aras knows of tension and competition. And of course, there was Survivor.
( see Aras in Vrksasana / Tree pose @ left )
Mentioned to him after class that I don't really watch network TV .However, upon hearing about his Survivor stint,and practicing @ his classes , I started telling people early on that : Aras is the winner-
For the reason behind that , you will have to attend his class @ SMPY East Saturdays , 1 PM.
His new website is up and running as well: www.yogawitharas.com.