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Dhalsim

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how far
« on: August 04, 2004, 07:09:16 PM »
Hello David,
I am self taught and have never been to a teacher yet since I have been practicing yoga {ashtanga} an there is no teacher around except for a non ashtanga shala were there are a only women in these classes. Should I go to these classes to learn alignment or should I continue to emulate the movements of my teachers{you and Swenson} on the videos.  Also, should I stop at the first pose that i cant do or do I continue through the series doing modifications.  I get into trouble at Parivritta Parsvakonasana, Ardha Badda Padmottanasana and cannot bind any Mari's. but am strong enough to get through it all.
Thank you David

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Re: how far
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2004, 12:39:14 AM »
Dear Dhalsim,
Where do you live?
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2004, 01:11:31 AM »
In Iowa,  in a little town called dubuque.

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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2004, 01:42:03 PM »
Dear Dhalsim,
Keep practicing on your own.  There is not much use in going to a non-ashtanga class to learn ashtanga.  Do the asanas in a way that is comfortable, so that you can constantly focus on the mulabandha and deep breathing.  It is fine to make modifications and continue since you have the stamina.
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Re: how far
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2004, 06:03:58 AM »
Dear David

I love your teachings and approach and wondered if you had ever considered making a DVD to help pass the teachings on to those who cannot make your workshop.

Namaskar