In this episode of Chat & Chai Emilia Arenas continues in our journey of the 8 limbs of Ashtanga Yoga according to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras – spiritual teachings every sincere yoga practitioner should be familiar with. Emilia teaches the late morning Mysore program at MLC. She has an infectious positivity and confidence that her students get a dose of everyday in the Mysore room. She guides her students with so much love, passing on to them the tools for asana but also the wisdom to not hold on too tight.
In this episode of Chat & Chai, Emilia talks to us about Asana– the 3rd limb along the 8 limb path. This is the limb that most of us are familiar with and the one most commonly practiced. The postural practice of yoga is important but its not the only one, and as a result there are ways we should practice this limb while keeping all the other limbs in mind. Listen in as Emilia reminds us of why we step on the mat to practice postures and the quality of effort we should apply. Tune in to the open discussion that takes place, as many of our student share their thoughts and experiences on the mat.
This is part of a larger initiative we’ve had going on a Miami Life Center. This summer we took 8 weeks, to look at the 8 limbs. We wanted to bring more attention to the teachings of yoga, to better understand why we get on the mat and what the path of a yogi is supposed to look like in practice not just in theory. So be sure to check out all the talks we’ll have coming out on the other limbs of Ashtanga Yoga.