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Ashtanga Adaptability: Practicing With A Knee Injury

I love videos like this that show the adaptability of Ashtanga Yoga. One of the reasons I started the Ashtanga Picture Project was to showcase the diversity of Ashtanga practitioners. Ashtanga is for everyone and it is the most adaptable yoga there is. Can you imagine a student showing up for a power vinyasa led class and being given this much attention and learning how to modify their practice in this way? When I see things like this I will start featuring them.

Shanna Small has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga and studying the Yoga Sutras since 2001. She has studied in Mysore with Sharath Jois and is the Director of AYS Charlotte, a school for traditional Ashtanga in Charlotte NC. She has written for Yoga International and the Ashtanga Dispatch. Go here for more information on AYS Charlotte. For information on workshops, please e-mail