Pillars of Baptiste Yoga

5 Pillars of Bapitste Yoga: On and Off the Mat It has been a while and I have not forgotten to share my insight on the fifth pillar of Power Yoga. I suppose I have been in the flow of my practice and teaching and not so much in the flow of writing. The 5…

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Tapas

Tapas (Heat): Fourth Pillar of Power Yoga The third pillar of power yoga is tapas (Sanskrit for “heat”). It feels good for me when I practice yoga in a heated room (or in the outdoors in Singapore where we are graced with natural heat and humidity. I also experience joy inside my physical body as I create…

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bandhas

Bandhas | The Third Pillar of Power Yoga The third pillar of power yoga is bandhas. You might recall the first pillar is dristhi, a visual focus. Yes, dristhi is the pillar I wrote about many months ago. I lost my dristhi in terms of writing about each of the five pillars of Baptiste Power Yoga. Yet…

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Hands on Assists in Yoga

Register for Our Next Hands on Assists Yoga Training Hands on Assists in Yoga: Intention Matters Hands on assists in yoga classes offer students the opportunity to experience possibility in a pose that they may not otherwise experience without the assist. When I receive an empowering and supportive hands on assist in yoga, I am…

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ujjayi breath

The first pillar of Baptiste power vinyasa yoga is Drishti which we explored in a recent article and the second pillar is ujjayi breath. It is the focus on breathing that changes the practice of yoga from a form of exercise to something life changing! Breath is, after all, what decides if we are alive!

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Pillars of Power Yoga

Pillars of Power Yoga | First Drishti  There are five pillars of power yoga. If you are fortunate enough to experience a Baptiste power yoga practice, you will experience something magical. The magic of Baptiste power yoga is a result, in part, of the practice of five specific pillars. Each of the pillars create support…

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Leadership and Yoga

Leadership and Yoga A great leader does not inspire me to follow him. Rather a great leader inspires me to create a path to my True North and he inspires me to lead others to a create paths to their True North. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity I had this past week to…

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