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josh 2

If any current WF Student comes closest to my definition of a Wholistic Fitness Yogi, my Precious Online Student and old friend from Santa Fe, Josh Schrei currently is on the podium. i am currently training this highly skilled, experienced, and tapped in ashtangi for an ultra-distance trail race this spring in New Mexico. Not many yogis that i have met thus far in my life, display such fitness across the physiologic spectrum matched by such a high level of spiritual ripeness.

For ANYONE in our Tribe who can get to Santa Fe this Saturday night, do so. Student Josh is going to crank off a chi-filled presentation: The Lake of Nine Devotions: A Photographic Journey Though India

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Video: Medium Form Flexibility

Published on Nov 24, 2010 by in training video, Yoga

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Video: Medium Form Flexibility

As promised, here’s a free streaming version of my new Medium Form™ video. You might still want to order the DVD so you can play it on a DVD player, and it also makes an IDEAL Gift for that athlete or friend you know that is too “scared” of yoga, but needs flexibility and stress reduction!

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(free) MEDIUM FORM DVD Triggers Available!

OFFICIAL TEMPLE DOCUMENT: Attention All Members,  the TRIGGER NOTES for steve ilg’s MEDIUM FORM FLEXIBILITY™ DVD is now posted in the WF SanghaLounge, under PRODUCTS/Medium Form i’m gonna try to upload the FREE MEDIUM FORM emovie for all Members by Wednesday so you’ll have it for the holiday! Keep Cranking Within, coach ilg photo; Joy […]

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Iron-fisted Chaturanga…

Like vapors of the Ancient One’s ujjayi breathing, in the HP Yoga™ tradition, the Iron-fisted Chaturanga still remains a pranically-potent catalyst of all principles sacred to the High Mountain Yogi Tradition…the “Ilg Loincloth” exclusively by www.verveclimbing.com Below, i describe how to safely enter, sustain, and exit this nadic-firing posture of the Ancient Ones and describe the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits.

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joymediumform

This is THE CLASSIC Flexibility Routine of Wholistic Fitness™ since 1982! Originally appeared in Coach’s old, “4 Kinesthetic Teachings of WF” VHS video! Watch and flow with Coach as he enjoys demonstrating this ultra-classic sequence in only 3 1/2 minutes which back in the 1980’s helped usher in the acceptance of “yoga for athletes” before even the word “Yoga” was acceptable by mainstream athletes!

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bharadvajasana

taking asana (seat) within the gloriously rigorous (for me & most other cardio/strength athletes) Bharadvajasana at my Temple H(om)e zendo. each yoga asana is intended as a meditation enhancer, so the Instructions are simple; strike a pose, and meditate in it. below i describe how after a couple of decades of practice, i was finally able to ‘take seat’ in this majestic posture…
Bharadvajasana (variation)…

Traditional Benefits – lumbar and dorsal spine mobility igniting all the chakral fields (when Mula, Uddiyana, and Kantha Mudras are engaged). MahaYogi Iyengar says it treats arthritic and stiff spines. FeebleYogiIlg knows from Direct Experience that this posture really solidified the fact that i WAS going to self heal from my spinal paraylsis and smashed pelvis…i recall quite a Chakral M(om)ent practicing this posture in my sweatlodge of a trailer home on the Poaquque Reservation, NM. Bharadvaja was a father of warriors in the Mahabharata. This posture honors him.

How To Do It…

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kettle

today, ilg washed my kettle for Buddha using several WF Techniques. if you’ve washed a dish recently while remaining unconscious of the absolutely exquisite opportunities for elevating your Enlightenment potential during the washing of the dish? then, well, hate to tell you…you’ve managed to Separate once again, your notion of personal fitness from your everyday life…quit wasting precious m(om)ents; study WF as if your spiritual life depended on it…cuz it does.

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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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