Excellent Web Guidance for Practicing Ashtanga

Yogabeans is an excellent new resource for Ashtangis. The site guides users through the Ashtanga sequence, posture by posture. Since Yogabeans is so new, it currently illustrates only the first few postures of the Primary Series. A new posture is added every couple of weeks.

The writer, Elastigirl, from Santa Barbara, California, has done an great job of providing photos and written guidance through the sequence. With quality this high, I hope Elastigirl continues for the rest of the Series!

I think Yogabeans could be an important resource for Ashtangis everywhere, and especially those Ashtangis who also happen to be plastic action figures. I applaud Elastigirl’s inclusiveness.


Yogabeans starts right at the beginning
Sir Rascus of Lego Knights Kingdom in Samasthiti

Here is a small sample of Yogabeans, including quotes lifted from the site:

“Rascus has his visor up, all four corners of his big, flat feet grounded into the floor, and he seems pretty confident that he’s the best looking guy in the shala this morning.”

“…Now, keep your focus inward. In this position your drishti, or point of focus, should be your third eye. That’s in the middle of your forehead. Nightcrawler, I know you’re a mutant, do you have an extra eyeball anywhere on your body?”


Marge Simpson teaching triangle to the Hulk, Batman and a Power Ranger



Thank you, Elastigirl!

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