Video: Strength, Flexibility & Balance | What is a Yoga Practice?

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I have been inspired by some of the yoga videos popping up and for a while I've aspired to make one that attempts to communicate what the practice means to me.

I think the five-minute video is an exciting new(ish) medium which can be used artistically to paint vivid pictures of the things we really care about and share them with the world.  I wanted to pay homage to the teachings and the practice to which I've attempted to devote my life.

To me, yoga has conveyed the powerful message that, not only is the body a sort of playground but it's a mirror of everything around it.  That everything we apprehend somatically in the body through experience can be applied outwardly into our lives.  That just as in learning the nuances of how a computer or any piece of technology works we can reap it's full potential, so too can we explore the body/mind system in order to use it as gracefully and creatively as possible. Here's to yoga!

Jason Bowman will be teaching at this years Hanuman Festival & he just rocked the first ever YOGASCAPES Paradise on the Playa retreat!

About the Author

headshot.1.1Jason Bowman has led eight 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified teacher trainings as well as several immersions, workshops, retreats and guest lecture series both at home and around the country.  His practice has been greatly influenced by Ashtanga Yoga as he's learned it from Richard Freeman and Maty Ezraty and Vipassana Meditation as he's learned it from SN Goekna.  Jason is well known for his ability to be thorough while maintaining a light-hearted sense of humor.  His classes encourage a personal examination of the space between theory and direct experience and his love for the practice shines through in his ability to teach with a concrete yet creative voice.  After living in Boulder for many years he has recently moved to the Bay Area and will be teaching there soon.  

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