Some questions arose today during my shower immediately following practice.
What is the difference between an asana practice and a Yoga practice? How to tell if they are one and the same, or if they've diverged?
Is it possible to have a healthy obsession? Maybe a healthy obsession eventually expiates the obsession. Can you be obsessed with not being obsessed? (Fundamentally non-fundamentalist.)
A hard realization appears to be: we are not guaranteed 'completion' of an asana (leg-behind-head/pelvis-femur genetics as prime example). Then what is left?
Are the sequences still meaningful if some of the postures within them are not completed 'perfectly'?
Jason owns and directs Portland Ashtanga Yoga.