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(all access)  My Mordarbacken Training Video

Namaste Noble Mountain Yogis! enjoy and may all your Sweat be Sacred… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAtAyoZl4Is head bowed, coach ilg

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Mördarbacken (Killer Hill)…My Most Sacred Sweat Of All

Your Feeble Mountain Yogi Ilg, sky high today on my most Sacred Sweat of all my Durango workouts; my infamous “Mordarbacken”…which is now part of the nordic skate skiing ultra: Tour de Ski coming up on my Race Schedule on January 22. Behind me is the radiance of my chi-ldhood Sacred Mountains; the La Plata’s caught here in my pic beaming their namesake silver aura.

I actually have not been able to ski this old traditional nordic skate skiing torture/bliss fest which i called, The Mordarbacken, since I was in my twenties! You can only imagine how stoked I was to revisit this old Ilg Standard which repulsed all my training partners who were able to finish it with me (only 2 out of 5 did!). This workout requires 2 hours of uphill ski skating at elevations starting at 8,793′ and finishes at about 11,213′ upon the base of Grayrock Peak (12,604′) which you’ll see in my 11 photos below (watch my YouTube Channel for a music video of this route).

2 hours up of skate skiing…followed by a scintillating, jump-filled descent on tiny edgeless skate skis in 32 minutes…most of which need to be spent in Chair Pose (Utkatasana)…you wanna come with me? Sure…you’re gonna have a challenge figuring out however, which of the photos to use as your new ScreenSaver…reader beware!

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sport snowshoe man

photo: coach, a two-time World Mountain Snowshoe Championship athlete is on schedule to produce a USSSA Sanctioned Snowshoe Race in his hometown of Durango, Colorado, this February…stay fit, and stay tuned!

sensei,

can you recommend a good pair of snowshoes for this blessed winter? are there ones that are good for both fast pace and slower backcountry hiking?

josh

New Mexico

COACH RESPONDS:

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A(nother) M(om)ent In Time

tomorrow, a local reporter is going to come to my morning HP Yoga™ class.

how in this world – within a flimsy hour of Sacred Sweat – shall ilg EVER attempt to Transmit the majestic Path of WF and ALL of our Tribal collective cries and accomplishments of Awakening to a reporter?

here is the answer:

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dewa leaf pile

Eventually, our society just might arrive at the re-Discovery that sports, sweating, and stillness may provide the most accessible Path toward Awakening and social transformation the Western world will ever see. – coach ilg. All the jobs we do, the practices we perform, the sports in which we sweat, are mere apprenticeship. the real Art, the true Yoga is our life.

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don’t miss this feature on HP Yoga™ at the Church Of The High Pines blog! Thanks Larry!

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ravenesque

Today: It is ilg’s immutable, unspeakable joy to share this winter’s first snow in SW Colorado’s high country with my precious MahaShishya’s PY and Raven Sister during the first day of their two-day WF Half-Day Training Camp with me.   i first came into Contact (this lifetime around) with PY and Raven when i lived in […]

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bike yard

The Bike Fairy – A Modern Fable When a chi-ld wants their first bike, he or she closes their eyes real tight and makes a wish. If they’ve been as virtuous a chi-ld could possibly be, well, then the Bike Fairy grants their wish and manifests a shiny new bike. The man in this photo?  […]

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