Know Thyself:
Ashtanga Yoga and The 8 Limbs of Yoga

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“My mind is driving me crazy, and I’m ready for a yogic intervention; now what?” This is the starting point for Eddie Stern’s introduction to Ashtanga yoga study and practice.

Eddie will unpack the “eight limbs” of Ashtanga yoga and teach listeners the importance of proper actions, proper movement, and why it is best to surrender to the unknown. From learning to give gentle but honest feedback to appreciating the slight discomfort of self-discipline, the Ashtanga basics in this 30-minute crash course will teach you how to live with more awareness.

Eddie Stern studied in India for 18 years with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, founder of Ashtanga yoga.Afterward, Stern co-founded Ashtanga Yoga New York, the Brooklyn Yoga Club, and the Broome Street Ganesha Temple.

In this interview you'll also learn...

  • A detailed explanation of the eight limbs of ashtanga yoga as they relate to bettering our thoughts and actions and creating a more peaceful self within
  • What are the yoga yamas, or codes of behavior, that set us on an ethical path of self-awareness
  • Why focusing on our flaws might be the best way to become happier
  • Why finding flow of any kind (even in a math book!) is a step toward awareness-building

Quote From This Interview To Inspire You

"When you open your eyes and you look around you, everything you see is divinity. It’s not separate from you anymore."

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