Scott reflects on how 2018 was a seminal year for Ashtanga yoga. He considers how Ashtanga can be a force for change, empowering us to move forward and creating ripples as it finds a new voice.
Yoga, contemplative practice, people and community. These are what we are passionate about, that move us, that keep us doing what we are doing and that makes SYL what it is. Our blog is a reflection of how we share here at SYL, the people we meet, who we invite to teach and importantly what we see as important in directing our awareness to see how we move in the world. What is a yoga studio if not somewhere you can let go from the world, find a part of you that can be nurtured and then work on that in daily life. Our articles reflect this. Hopefully some of these words resonate.
In this month’s post, Scott explores what happens when we fall deep into a yoga or contemplative practice – how we can fall into our breath, away from our identity, and into present moment awareness. As we lean into the space that’s created, can we find a new way of seeing ourselves and the world?
Scott contemplates our connection with our yoga practice, sharing how we might begin to understand yoga, how he sees yoga as intimacy and as relationship, and why it’s important to practise gratitude in our lives.
Scott considers the intentions we have around our yoga practice and whether these change over time, and shares why he sees yoga as a formal contemplative practice.
Yoga begins with listening. This month, Scott explains why listening to others is at the core of why we practise yoga, and how we can navigate the differences in our own viewpoints with love and compassion for others.