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What Kate Teaches

How to fall in love with your body, stop fighting with your own mind, and increase your happiness while deepening your yoga practice.

Ashtanga is at the root of all modern yoga. Sharing it means shattering the myths people have about themselves and about their ability to do and reasons for doing yoga in the first place.

It is a disciplined practice that leads to freedom in your body, mind, and spirit.

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Yoga is more than Asana, or physical postures. Pranayama (regulation of breath) is one of the eight limbs that make up Ashtanga Yoga (the Eight-Limbed Path).

As life becomes full, and things drop away, the one thing I never drop is my Pranayama practice. It may be only five minutes long, and not my preferred prescription of 90 minutes, but I do it.

It gives me a sense of clarity and balance that I don't have when I don't do it.

The practice of focusing only on the breath.

This is the form of meditation the Buddha was practicing when he achieved enlightenment.

It is incredibly simple, incredibly difficult, and incredibly healing.

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Featured Course: Yoga Bodywork Adjustments

A Seven-Day Continuing Education Course In Manual Adjustments For Yogic Practitioners
Developed by Kate Howe while assisting Saraswati Jois in 2014, Yoga Bodywork Adjustments can be integrated into or taught in addition to a standard 200- or 500-hour yoga teacher training course.

This is only existing system that uses knowledge of anatomy and bodywork techniques to help you give safer and more helpful adjustments for your yoga students.

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Is Traditional Intense Daily Ashtanga Practice Healthy For The Body?

In a traditional Ashtanga practice, yogis push their physical limits every day without adjusting for their body's needs.

In a two-year study at three different Ashtanga yoga schools in India and Indonesia, I found that practitioners rigidly attached to dogma (certain words or prescriptions) got injured more, had more severe injuries, and took twice as long to heal as practitioners who made allowances and adjustments for their body on any given day.

Attitudes towards injuries and healing also severely impacted how fast the yogis' bodies healed.

Busting Yoga Myths

Nonsense! The good news is that you can't be "good" at yoga. The parameter for "success" is not being able to put your face on the floor or your leg behind your head, or even being able to touch your toes.

Learn to let go of comparing yourself to anyone else, including yourself from time past, and connect to where you are NOW.

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