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

Via Kino MacGregor
on Aug 1, 2013
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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 an international yoga teacher, author of four books, producer of six Ashtanga Yoga DVDs, writer, vlogger, world traveler, co-founder of Miami Life Center, co-fouder of Yoga Challenge and OmStars. Kino’s dharma is to help people experience the limitless potential of the human spirit through the inner tradition of yoga. She is one of the few people in the world of yoga to embrace both the traditional teaching of India’s historic past and the popular contemporary social media channels. You can find her teaching classes and workshops all over the world and on Kino Yoga Instagram with over one million followers and on Kino Yoga YouTube channel with over 100 million views. With more than 17 years of experience in Ashtanga Yoga, she 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 and practice into the Fifth Series of Ashtanga Yoga. Practice with Kino online at OmStars.


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