Richard Freeman

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Back in June 2010, I had the opportunity to complete a month long intensive 200-hour with Richard Freeman in Boulder CO.

Richard operates on such a deep, philosophical level that all the material, superficial layers of the yoga practice (as it is today) melts away. Here is a video worth watching of an interview with Richard Freeman, from ElephantJournal where they discuss the purpose of yoga, the link to buddhism and much more…

 

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Practice

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 In the sutras, Patanjali defines nine obstacles to the yoga practice in sutra 1.30:

These obstacles are disease, inertia, doubt, heedlessness, laziness, indiscipline of the senses,
erroneous views, lack of perservance, and backsliding.  

The hardest part of the practice is just getting on the mat. The mind likes to come up with plenty of reasons why not. I used to practice Asthanga quite regularly, but then I ...

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