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My Mysore Conference Notes - February 16th 2014

Reading other students conference notes while I was sitting in Canada was big inspiration for me finally making the trip to Mysore to study with Sharath and KPJAYI. The conferences give some insight into our teacher and everything he has learned from years of dedicated sadhana and teaching. Being here now and listening to him speak each week is one of the things I look forward to the most. I've compiled some of what was said yesterday as I interpreted it. I hope it will inspire you to make the trip and experience first hand studying in Mysore. Apply early. Its busy here.  Build your foundation to create balance in the body.  Sharath started the conference talking about the number...

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12 Breaths - A Simple Breathing Meditation Practice

I learned this breathing practice from Ashtanga teacher John Scott. I've found it very helpful since you can use it almost anywhere and it brings you right in the present moment. I also find it shows that Vinyasa "movement with breath" can be done just with moving your thumb around your hand and therefore almost everyone can do it. Its a great example that yoga is not about doing complicated asanas but just taking time to come into your breath and body. 

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