Velcrow Ripper is a hard species to classify. He is perhaps most commonly known as a Canadian-born and internationally renowned documentary filmmaker, but is also well regarded as a public speaker, spiritual seeker and cinematic activist. After viewing his work, however, one might be more inclined to describe him as a representative of love and peace in the age of global crisis. In this interview, Velcrow talks about his long history of shooting the world’s "ground zeros" and what’s in store for Occupy Love, his third film in the Fierce Light trilogy.
The decision to incorporate yoga into one’s lifestyle is one which can be immensely rewarding in terms of one’s physical, emotional, and mental development—or, in other words, in terms of yoga’s ability to bring harmony and unity to the body and mind. People may be drawn to yoga for a variety of reasons, and may be eager to jump into a practice head-first; yet, with all the information and resources out there, a foray into yoga may seem daunting, especially with a lack of a tangible starting point.
In this video teacher David Robson provides a detailed summary of the technique for practicing Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. He also describes Mysore-style, the traditional "self-practice" format for practicing Ashtanga. As a resource for learning about Ashtanga, David's Mysore program at the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto is one of the world's most popular, with students traveling from all parts of Canada and the United States to study here.
This article is another in the Yoga Explained series, which showcases the major styles of yoga, as explained by experts in the Toronto yoga community. Join some of Toronto's finest yogis as we navigate together through the previously uncharted waters of Toronto's rich and diverse yoga community.