October 13, 2014

Ashtanga Yoga with Clayton Horton

Filed under: Yoga — rvchua @ 6:01 am

Last weekend (Oct 10-12), there was an Ananda Marga Yoga retreat at Liloan. We did not join the entire retreat but went there on Saturday night. When we arrived they were at the last stages of a 3-hour kirtan. A vegetarian dinner followed and later on a cultural activity. I barely had any sleep the night before so I skipped the cultural activity. We did not have any place to sleep so we crashed in the car. I was uncomfortable most of the time so it was no wonder I woke up with a stiff back and cranky mood. I skipped the early morning meditation but joined Clayton Horton’s Ashtanga class. 

The class was almost 1.5hrs and was a good introduction for those who are not familiar with the asanas. There was also some explanation on the strongest parts of our hands and feet so you know where to concentrate the weight of the body. Clayton offered modifications for some of the poses and I was impressed on how he would move his body from a normal reaction to the correct alignment. Also it was the first time to practice yoga without eating an hour beforehand. I was surprised that I had energy though my back was stiff from the uncomfortable position the night before.

I decided to leave early. I was tired though I wanted to learn more about meditation and tantra. When I arrived home after doing some chores, I blinked out for 5 straight hours. Despite the rest I had, I have the sniffles and am constantly sneezing.

For those who don’t know who Clayton Horton is, you can visit his website at Here is a video of him doing Surya Namaskar A:



  1. I do my home yoga with Ekhart Yoga; I have never tried with Calyton, I looks a very nice practice with him. Thanks for posting. Happy Monday!

    Comment by sunbystar — October 20, 2014 @ 12:54 pm

    • Ekhart Yoga were the first yoga videos I watched!

      Comment by rvchua — October 20, 2014 @ 1:17 pm

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