Author Archives: Rosa Tagliafierro

THANK YOU! 2014 IN REVIEW AND… HAPPY 2015!

– Scorrere giù per la versione in italiano –   I’ve just got 2014 WordPress report for Ashtanga Yoga Italia blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about … Continue reading

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THE SUNSET WALK

– Scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – If you practice ashtanga yoga with Rolf and Marci Naujokat at Yogabones, and especially if: – it’s your first time here – you travel solo – you hang out with other … Continue reading

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WHAT IS DEDICATION TO THE PRACTICE?

– Scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – Friday, Dec 12 – It’s 4.50 am, the alarm just went off. Today is led class with Rolf. It has been heavily raining all night, so I drive to the shala … Continue reading

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A WRAP UP OF 10 DAYS ASHTANGA YOGA PRACTICE AT YOGABONES… WITH A LITTLE IYENGAR

– Scorrere giù per la versione in italiano –   Intense! Very intense! So the first 10 days of Ashtanga yoga practice with Rolf and Marci here in Goa! Have you ever been wondering why you only practice 5 days … Continue reading

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ASHTANGA YOGA AT YOGABONES – A TASTE OF PRACTICE WITH ROLF AND MARCI NAUJOKAT IN GOA

– Scorrere giù per la versione in italiano –   “Rolf is a fantastic teacher and a very charismatic person. I would definitely say that he’s the most inspiring yogi I have met so far. He is extremely humble, down … Continue reading

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AND TODAY, WHAT ARE YOU GRATEFUL FOR?

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – I am grateful for my limits that teach me patience and pace I am grateful for challenge, defeat, and loss They teach me hope is not a light at the end … Continue reading

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THANK YOU MOTHER INDIA!

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – This are facts: 1/ India ranks 122nd of 138 nations on gender equality; 2/ In some rural Indian areas, more than 50% of girls are still married before age 15; 3/ … Continue reading

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NOV 1, CHARITY YOGA CLASS IN MILAN – DON’T MISS IT!

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – Are you in Milano tomorrow, Saturday  Nov 1st? Than don’t miss the charity yoga class in favour of Yoga Gives Back – a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds … Continue reading

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GRAB A LITTLE TIME FOR YOURSELF!

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – Ever felt exhausted? Ever been on those periods when it seems like you have no time at all for yourself? When your regular practices are falling behind and more than holding … Continue reading

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BACK TO BASICS: WHAT IS ASHTANGA YOGA?

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano –   “Whether you do your first downward dog at 14 or 44, it’s not your history but your presence on your mat that counts.” – K. Pattabhi Jois   ‘What is … Continue reading

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IMAGES OF KINO DOING HER YOGA THINGS DOWNTOWN BOLOGNA

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano –   “Be infinitely flexible and constantly amazed.” – Jason Kravitz I mentioned in a previous blog post (see Kino MacGregor about yoga and determination) the amazing experience of yoga photo shooting … Continue reading

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WHY AND WHAT OF ASHTANGA YOGA OPENING AND CLOSING MANTRAS

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – Ashtanga Yoga asana practice traditionally starts with an opening chant and ends with a closing one.  The chants (also known as mantras or invocations) are offered in Sanskrit, as this is … Continue reading

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KINO MACGREGOR ABOUT YOGA AND DETERMINATION

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – “If you have a dream in life, noone else can realize it for you. You have to work for it everyday.” ~ Kino MacGregor Just back from Bologna where I spent … Continue reading

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HOW DOES IT LOOK LIKE TO LIVE IN THE HERE AND NOW?

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – Sunday, August 10 – It’s almost dark in beautiful Santorini (Greece), last halt of this 2 weeks vacations around the gorgeous Cyclades island group, and it’s high time for me to … Continue reading

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WHAT IF… FOOD FOR THOUGHT

  “What if our religion was each other If our practice was our life If prayer, our words What if the temple was the Earth If forests were our church If holy water—the rivers, lakes, and ocean What if meditation … Continue reading

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10 GOOD REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND A YOGA RETREAT

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – “Your life is a sacred journey. It is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, … Continue reading

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SUMMERTIME? HOW TO KEEP UP WITH YOUR YOGA PRACTICE

Sun gets brighter, skin gets darker. Air get warmer, drinks get colder. Shorts get shorter, nights get longer. Music gets louder, fun gets stronger. Hearts get lighter, living gets easier. – scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – Yes, … Continue reading

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THINGS CHANGE… IN MYSORE AS WELL

Yes, apparently things change everywhere! In a previous post, I reported how ashtanga yoga sequence and the way of teaching it has changed overtime (read here the recount by Nancy Gilgoff about the way she firstly learned ashtanga in 1973) but … Continue reading

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TAKEAWAYS… FROM ASHTANGA YOGA WORKSHOP WITH DAVID SWENSON

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – Intense! This is the way I would describe my 8 days workshop with David Swenson and Shelley Washington here in Milan, Italy. Though it was over last Friday, I can’t stop … Continue reading

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WHEN DO YOU KNOW YOU ARE DOING YOGA? A VIEW BY DAVID SWENSON

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – Ashtanga yoga intensive with David Swenson and Shelley Washington in Milano has started on Friday and I couldn’t miss the chance! 🙂 So, though a bit in a hurry, here a … Continue reading

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THE SUPREME YOGA? YOGA VASHISTHA

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – A bit over than 1 year ago, on my 5th travel to India, 1st time in Rishikesh. I still remember that hot afternoon when, unable to even go for a walk … Continue reading

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MEETING WITH ANDREA BONI ON A FOGGY WINTER MORNING

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – Breathe-in experience, breathe-out poetry Muriel Rukeyser Milano, North of Italy – 8 o’clock on a winter morning, first daylight on a suburban city park. With Andrea*, we’ve been waiting for this … Continue reading

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH SHARATH JOIS

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano –   Hereafter a selection of Questions & Answers between Sharath and Ashtanga Yoga students during last Sunday conference in Mysore this year. Full Qs&As on Priya’s travel blog. March 23, 2014 … Continue reading

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THE THOUSAND BENEFITS OF UJJAYI BREATH

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – In a previous article I mentioned that what makes yoga so effective – compared to gymnastics and sports in general – is the combination of asanas (postures) with breath and bandhas. … Continue reading

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KEEP CALM AND HOLD UDDIYANA BANDHA

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – In a previous blogpost, ‘In search of mula bandha‘, I mentioned that out of 3+1 yogic locks, the most important ones when practicing asanas are Mula Bandha and Uddiyana Bandha. The … Continue reading

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IS YOGA PHYSICAL, SPIRITUAL OR RELIGIOUS? RECOUNTED BY EDDIE STERN

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – Eddie Stern was in Milan this week-end and I couldn’t miss the chance to practice with him and to attend one of his lectures yesterday afternoon. The subject was Samkhya philosophy … Continue reading

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IN SEARCH OF MULA BANDHA

– scorrete giù per la versione in italiano –   Have you ever wondered what’s the difference between yoga and gymnastic? Gymnastic, as well as sport in general, is a great way to keep fit though, whenever you try yoga, … Continue reading

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5 TOP REMEDIES FOR BODY PAIN

Ouch! A hand glides on the yoga mat and your wrist goes off, you get off balance in sun salutation and your shoulder undergoes an uneven stretch or you are almost there in full lotus pose when you feel a … Continue reading

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HOW YOGA TRANSFORMS YOUR BODY

  Recall your first yoga class. You were feeling tense, physically stiff, emotionally rigid, lacking coordination and most likely kept gazing in awe to all others around you. Nonetheless, you tried your best and… you must have felt some benefits … Continue reading

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PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS IN PATANJALI’S YOGA SUTRAS – GUEST BLOGPOST BY SUNIL SHARMA

Patanjali talking about health and wellness in his Yoga Sutras about 2000 years ago. Surprising? Last week I hosted on my blog a guestpost by Sunil Sharma* – my yoga philosophy, pranayama, yoga nidra and meditation teacher at Tattvaa Yogashala … Continue reading

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