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Yoga teacher, practicing yoga since 1997, teaching since 2003, writer/translator, global soul, world traveller (and sometimes beyond), passionate about eastern philosophy and western psychology, especially its application in mind-body practices such as yoga and somatic movement therapy, deeply in love with life, knows that our greatest teacher lies within, also sometimes a total mess - it's part of the package!

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    Five Classical Techniques in Dynamic Yoga

    Saturday, November 6. 2010

    Dynamic Yoga is based on the integration of the five classical techniques of yoga:
       - asana (stillness)
       - vinyasa (movement)
       - bandha (integration)
       - pranayama (breathing)
       - drishti (focus, awareness)

    Each of these is a dynamic, direct expression of one of the five primary energies of existence:
       - stability
       - motion
       - transformation
       - extension
       - emergence

    They are symbolically defined as the five elements (tattvas) of the natural world:
       - earth (stability) —> asana
       - water (motion) —> vinyasa
       - fire (transformation) —> bandha
       - air (extension)> —> pranayama
       - space (emergence) —> drishti

    More about the five elements in Dynamic Yoga >>
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