Angie Swiec , the co-director of the film " Mysore Magic " was at Jois Shala Encinitas last night to speak & answer questions after the showing. Mysore Magic : Yoga At The Source is a short film about practitioners of Ashtanga & the magical experience of practicing in Mysore , India.What is that indefinable energy that attracts Yoga practitioners to Mysore , India year after year ?
The Festival of Colors held annually at the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Dham in Spanish Fork UT is the largest Holi celebration in the Western Hemisphere. They will be extending the celebration in 2013 to the new Sri Sri Radha Krishna Dham in Salt Lake City. I was blessed & made it to darshan there on Tues. afternoon. Then dropped-in at Jeff Silverstein's mellow Wed. PM Led Class at the Shiva Centre in Sugar House. Salt Lake City & Park City can be amazing places. Jai !
A day in the life of bhaktin & yogini Lila Padma Devi Dasi AKA Loren Russo. I am loving the Beatles soundtrack & the portions of the video featuring artik & devotion at New Dwarka Dham Los Angeles.Jaya & Haribol !
Next weekend is Gaura Purnima , the celebration of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's appearance. This video shows an elephant procession in Mayapur during last year's festival. I am in Calgary & Vancouver next week but will be back in time for Maharaja's Gaura Purnima program Sat. noon.
As mentioned in a prior post , here is an excerpt from Dany Sa's Segunda Serie Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga DVD which was shot in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil. She studies with Matthew Vollmer. I like how it is very serene , devoid of the buzz & chatter which sometimes characterize other yoga videos.
This looks like a brand new video that was uploaded by alvinmstarks on YouTube. It shows Sharath demonstrating the complete Primary Series with his voice-over instructions accompanying it. Great quality & audio. Samasthiti -
New Dwarka Dham in Los Angeles will be conducting 12 hour kirtana on New Year's Eve (1 pm - 1 am) & Day (12 pm - 12 am). I am looking forward to chanting with Amala Kirtan Das starting at 10 PM on NYE. This clip is from the " Kirtana 24 Horas " held in Campina Grande , Brasil 2010. It is going to be auspicious & ecstatic.
Hari Hari !
This video from David Robson of Toronto's Ashtanga Yoga Centre provides the best detailed snapshot / overview of the technique for practicing Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga .He also describes Mysore-style, the traditional "self-practice" format for practicing Ashtanga. I like the fact that he emphasizes the meditative aspect that results from it.