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1/6/14 10:34 A

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You need a studio; or, barring that, a workshop given by a major center (does not have to be Kripalu or The Himalayan Institute) ... but the great thing is, you don't need these your whole yoga-doing life. Barring those--which believe me, as little as I took, I hadn't needed the debt-engendering expense or the time-gobbling inconvenience (personally, but to a lot of others on this forum, YMMV) a few reference books and sometimes even being active on social media with a couple of 200 and 500 RYTs, until you learn that those designations are not the be-all or end-all of the ability to convey Yoga - which does comprise 8 limbs, not just the 3 you (may) learn in class or via video: which are asana, pranayama and dhyana ...

I would personally recommend you also study Baron Baptiste's work in the realm of Power Yoga. You could do a heckuva lot worse that him, for all his detractors.

I am not the best expert to be giving advice. I personally practice an alignment-driven and movement-driven slow-flow practice that is appropriate to me.


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1/5/14 6:44 P

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emoticon what type of Yoga have you practiced? Join us in the monthly challenge. Share your experience. Inspire and Be Inspired!

The Ultimate Yogi is mostly Power Yoga and some Restorative Yoga 56 to 72 minutes long for 108 day with Travis Elliot, hope you will like it.

Being able to go to a studio is highly recommended to make sure you do the poses right. Home practice is convenient but one has to make sure one does the pose as it should be to get the benefit. Meditation is also something to consider to reach the balance body and mind that Yoga intends.

Looking forward to hear from you in the monthly challenge.

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1/5/14 4:28 P

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I don't have the program, but I understand that The Ultimate Yogi is a lot like Bryan Kest with some martial arts influences, with whose practice I am unfamiliar--but I have a lot of education in softer-martial arts-infused 'power yoga' like practices, in general.

Personally I still operate under such influences.

This will be very interesting. Please keep us posted.

And good luck to you.


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1/5/14 8:03 A

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Hi everyone! I'm new to this team, but not really new to Spark at all. I've done yoga on and off through the year with dvd's, and I always enjoy it's benefits. I'm really striving to lose the weight and be pain free this year, and hoping that yoga will take me down that road. My husband bought me The Ultimate Yogi, so I'm going to do that next week. If anyone else has the program and wants to join me, I'd love to have a buddy. I look forward to chatting with you guys!









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