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The best thing about yoga is that it can be done absolutely anywhere, making it one of the best exercise methods to try out if you’re stuck at home

Adam Husler

Most of us spend a lot of our lives in spinal flexion without really thinking about ; scrolling on our phones, working at our desks, reading our newspapers…. Often it  becomes a default pattern when sitting or even walking. Though I love some deep flexion in yoga, like cat pose,  I love to encourage my students to explore upper back extension where they can and wake up that posterior chain wherever possible! Even in yoga we tend to slouch given the opportunity… and look at our groins given the opportunity!!!

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Adam Husler

A yoga practice hopefully helps you become a little more  intentional with how you act…. I’m going to start applying that with how I listen to music. I’m guilty of letting Spotify just supply me with music and often I barely even know what I’m listening to. Ive decided to do music some justice, go old-school and listen to chosen albums, in their entirety, in the order the artist intended.

I’ve decided to start with albums that made a lasting impression on me when I was younger. Below are the starting 10… what’s albums would you go back to listen to in full????

1. Arctic Monkeys - ‘whatever people say I am, that’s what I’m not’
2. Gogol Bordello - ‘super taranta’
3. Bob Dylan - ‘slow train coming’
4. Nick Drake - ‘five leaves left’
5. The Streets - ‘a grand don’t come for free’
6. The Go! Team - ‘thunder, lightning, strike’ 
7. Gorillaz - ‘gorillaz’
8. Donovan - ‘mellow yellow’ 
9. Plan B - ‘who needs actions, when you got words’
10. LCD Sound System - ‘LCD sound system’

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Adam Husler

If your film your ‘yoga practice’ to share, it’s hard to truly be practicing yoga, but rather you’re creating content. Is there anything wrong with creating such content? Of course not! But we have to acknowledge that core features of a yoga practice include self-enquiry and an effort to bear witness to and experience the present moment. If you’re thinking about a follower watching the video at some point in the future, then that very much detracts from the intentions of a yoga practice. 

So keep filming your vinyasa if you want, but make sure you have a separate practice that isn’t intended for any future external observer. 

Unless you’ve been in a class with me, where I’m a student, none of you have ever seen my ‘yoga practice’; you’ve just seen images or videos that arerepresentative of it.

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If you’re a teacher of any kind, it’s important to take time every so often to step more...

Adam Husler

Yoga teachers, athletes, medical doctors, chefs, angel guides, musicians, moon mentors, meditators, kirtan leaders, breath workers, content creators, entrepreneurs… we’ve had them all on the Honestly Unbalanced podcast.  Our aim is to have honest and open conversations with people that have dedicated their life to making yours better. So who would you like to the on the podcast next? Tag them below and perhaps  tell us why too!

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Adam Husler

Eight-angle pose contains two actions that are occasionally neglected by yogis. First is the engagement of the inner legs. Given the chance many yogis will externally rotate legs at every opportunity to create some height or drama, but strength in the other direction is often neglected. In eight angle I encourage the legs to actively squeeze together  against the arm… particularly the bottom leg!

The second action is one of creating some feeling of upper back extension, while the arms bend to a strong, stable chaturanga. Without thinking about length  at the front torso and engagement at the back torso, those shoulders will drop which won’t be the best thing for them in the long term.

Teachers, what actions in a yoga practice do you often try to get your student to do more of?

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Adam Husler

I’m not entirely convinced that all asanas and their variations are entirely safe for you. Maybe that’s the point; we eventually do them all, break our bodies, realise the futility of the endeavour and then are enlightened? Hopefully not. For the asanas I do regularly, like chaturanga, I make huge effort to en sure everything I’m doing is safe and controlled, because I repeat it so often i.e. if I’m doing in in an injurious way it’s likely to affect me soon, due to repetition.

In the asanas that I’m a touch unsure of, I either don’t do them at all, or do them just occasionally because they feel good/right in that moment; then I probably won’t do it again for a few weeks/years. This is similar to my approach to sparkling rose wine.

This week on the Honestly Unbalanced podcast we had @okiemofficial - pianist, composer and, in my view, the next Einaudi. 

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Adam Husler

Does social media have the potential to feed the ego of a yoga teacher, where ego is the illusionary sense of a solid self and the minds attempt to create impermanence? Absolutely! But us yoga teachers can find fuel or ego everywhere;… featuring in a book, having people follow our instruction, teaching from a stage, being given permission to go to the next asana in a series, practicing an advanced asana that others cannot, having our name on a poster, being quoted, having popular classes, naming a training after ourselves, ….. even perhaps ego fuel from having a spiritual experience!

As fuel for the ego is seemingly inescapable, what’s the solution? A battle of ‘You vs Ego’? Will there be an eventual conquest? But if that’s the case, then the conquest belongs to the ego… a ‘me’. 

Rather than battling with ego, avoiding its fuel, practicing self-denial or searching for accomplishment I advocate for utilising  meditation and asana practice as a tool for the simple act of gradually experiencing the truth of reality and inherent interconnectedness of things.

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Adam Husler

One of the beauties of an asana practice is that it’s not performative. You’re not making aesthetically pleasing shapes for an external observer. You’re not trying to look impressive or dramatic. You’re simply looking deeper inside yourself using you body as a vehicle for that.

“But Adam”, you say “you always look so beautiful,  elegant and borderline angelic in your Instagram photos. Surely that is performative”….. Well yes and no.

Yes, it might be a pose that looks good, but it isn’t my yoga practice. I never take videos or images of my actual practice. It’s simply a pose that represents what my practice sometimes looks like.

Also, the aim of my social media is;

- to stay connected with my students and give them education, laughter and some of the personality they would experience in my classes
- to make people aware of my various offerings
- to offer photos/videos that people want to see and engage with, which 25% of the time  includes some poses that require significant skill, experience, flexibility or strength. How do I know what people want to see such poses? Its literally quantified though engagement! 

Since the birth of cameras, significant number of teachers, of almost every lineage, have used images of themselves demonstrating more demanding poses in their books, flyers, on their website, on posters etc. Seems like there will always be an audience for people who want to see such poses and that’s ok. If it brings people to the mat to take part in deeper work, perfect!

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