I went to Friday night yoga and the teacher mentioned that a famous, influential yoga teacher had just died. She then proceeded to work out her grief on our sweaty, broken bodies. (Seriously, I was hurting BAD. The seam in my boxer briefs ripped TWICE, and it was NOT QUIET.)
So I got home and did some internet research about this famous yogi. His name was Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and he popularized a yoga technique called “Ashtanga”:
Considered one of the most physically demanding of yoga practices, Ashtanga presents six increasingly challenging sequences of poses. A student must show proficiency in one sequence before going on to the next. Only a small number of practitioners have achieved every level.
I can tell you right now, I’m not going within 500 miles of Ashtanga yoga technique.
Jois was 94 years old. SCORE! You can read about him here.