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By Rachel Brathen

by way of the yoga teacher who conjures up multiple million fans on Instagram each day.

Whether she’s practising handstands on her stand-up paddleboard or educating Downward-Facing puppy to the loads, Rachel Brathen—Instagram’s @Yoga_Girl—has made it her undertaking to percentage inspirational messages with humans from all corners of the realm. In Yoga Girl, Brathen takes readers past her Instagram feed and stocks her trip like by no means before—from her self-destructive teenage years in her homeland in Sweden to her adventures within the jungles of Costa Rica, and eventually to the gorgeous and bohemian existence she’s outfitted via yoga and meditation in Aruba today.

that includes excellent photographs of Brathen practising yoga with breathtaking tropical backdrops, besides step by step yoga sequences and straightforward recipes for a fit, chuffed, and fearless lifestyle—Yoga Girl is like an armchair holiday to a Caribbean spa.

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Yoga might not have benefitted from the fitness explosion had it not been for the Ashtanga/Vinyasa yoga of Pattabhi Jois. This style of yoga was hot, sweaty and similar in feel to aerobics classes. Vinyasa styles of yoga eventually became as popular as aerobics, while the gentle hippie yoga of the previous years was nearly forgotten. Thanks to Ashtanga/Vinyasa, yoga exploded, and there were not enough teachers or studios to keep up with the demand. Yoga TT programs were created to meet this need.

If it doesn’t, then drop it. The Buddha was both a rationalist and an empiricist. ” Before delivering the punch line, he pointed out that a pilot, by law, has to go through a large checklist of items before he can taxi the plane away from the airport terminal. Your doctor likewise is expected to go over a standard list of questions and procedures when you come to see her, but since she has only about 10 minutes allocated to your visit, there isn’t time to actually do the full job. What’s the real difference between the doctor and the pilot?

So, alignment rigidity is not Eastern or Western or universal, it is a consequence of TT programs trying to make it simpler to mass-produce teachers. Any time an art is constrained to mass production, it will be simplified, codified and rigidified. This is true in yoga, in dance, in the martial arts and in religion. Simpler is easier to teach and absorb, but it also leads to inaccurate generalizations and intolerance of individuality. Yet it must be said that the impulse to embrace rigid rules of alignment is not motivated only by TT necessities.

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