Strength & Peace: Yoga for Core Strength with Kino MacGregor.

Via on Aug 1, 2013

Kino core strength

Strength is something that has always been challenging for me and I work on it every time I practice.

One of the things that I love about the Ashtanga Yoga method is that it constantly challenges me to be stronger and to find strength where I am naturally weak. Whenever I reach a plateau there is always a new posture or a way to look at an existing posture to bring greater awareness to strength.

Traditional yoga philosophy defines the practice of asana as a balance between strength and peace or between steadiness and comfort. Whenever you work on strength it is important to balance all efforts towards developing strength and steadiness with grace and ease.

Focusing on core strength rather just upper body strength is a way to integrate the physical body with the subtle body and find that perfect balance in asana practice.

 

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Ed: Sara Crolick

About Kino MacGregor

Kino MacGregor is one of a select group of people to receive the Certification to teach Ashtanga Yoga by its founder Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. The youngest woman to hold this title, she has completed the challenging Third Series and is now learning the Fourth Series. After seven years of consistent trips to Mysore, at the age of 29, she received from Guruji the Certification to teach Ashtanga yoga and has since worked to pass on the inspiration to practice to countless others. In 2006, she and her husband Tim Feldmann founded Miami Life Center, where they now teach daily classes, workshops and intensives together in addition to maintaining an international traveling and teaching schedule. She has produced three Ashtanga yoga DVDs (Kino MacGregor – A Journey, A Workshop; Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series; Ashtanga Yoga Intermediate Series), an Ashtanga yoga practice card and a podcast on yoga. Her next book, The Power of Ashtanga Yoga, is set to come out in the spring of 2013 from Shambhala Publications. As a life coach and Ph.D. student in holistic health with a Master’s Degree from New York University, Kino integrates her commitment to consciousness and empowerment with her yoga teaching. She has been featured in Yoga Journal, Yoga Mind Body Spirit, Yoga Joyful Living, Travel & Leisure Magazine, Ocean Drive Magazine, Boca Raton Magazine, Florida Travel & Life Magazine, Six Degrees Magazine as well as appearing on Miami Beach’s Plum TV and the CBS Today Show. Find her at: kinoyoga.com.

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3 Responses to “Strength & Peace: Yoga for Core Strength with Kino MacGregor.”

  1. Rogelio Nunez says:

    Traditional Yoga philosophy says yoga is stilling the fluctuations of the mind/consciousness. if you can do that and work on core strength then it becomes yogasana….otherwise its exercise….

  2. …..'that anyone can do'…..not so much, this statement does not address all ages and ranges of yoga experience, but good exercises to work up to…yoga does seem to be more and more about 'exercise' as the years go by, generally speaking, that is. I'm 51 and have been practicing yoga for many years as a preparation for meditation which was its original intention and, yes, as a side effect I always feel good in my body.

  3. also, it is interesting that comments have to be accepted by 'administrators'…..sounds futuristic, like big brother

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