THat's great that you guys encourage new students to drop the knees.
Originally Posted by heatseeker
From what I know, the "jump back to plank" began with Pattabi Jois. A lot of the modern styles of yoga that predominate in the West are influenced by the physical conditioning of the Astanga movement.
Traditional schools don't see yoga as a athletic pursuit, so the more gymnastic aspects of modern yoga are often shunned, (though some have started to incorporate them in response to the west). My teacher was super Traditional though, so he taught us the Sun Salutations the way his grandfather taught him.
I'm actually re-reading Iyengar's "Light on Yoga" at the moment. It's sooo beautiful! He also has a very traditional perspective on yoga, just he's modified the practice.
Last edited by YogaBare; 03-28-2013 at 02:48 AM.
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