Category Archives: Ashtanga Yoga

LESS IS MORE. IN ASHTANGA YOGA AS WELL?

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – Less is more. – Mies van der Rohe In 1947 the famous architech Ludwig Mies van der Rohe adopted this sentence as a precept for minimalist design  and architecture, meaning that … Continue reading

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THE PROCESS OF CONSTANT CHANGE, AT KPJAYI AS WELL

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – “The basic building blocks of the Samkhya universe, the cosmos of our direct experience, are called the three gunas. Guna means a ‘strand’ or a ‘rope’ and it is said, within … Continue reading

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IS YOUR ASHTANGA TEACHER A CONTROL FREAK?

Sitting on the floor in the rented apartment here in South California on this sunny Saturday afternoon, my heart is so full of joy for these last 2 weeks of Second Series Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training with Tim Miller which … Continue reading

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HOW MANY YOGA POSTURES ARE THERE?

– Scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – Asanani ca tavanti yavantyo jivajatayah Etesamatulan bhedan vijanati mahesvarah – Dhyana bindu upanishad 42 (There are) as many postures as (there are) species of living beings. The distinctions between them all … Continue reading

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NO PAIN, NO GAIN?

– Scorrere giù per la versione in italiano –   Pain, pain, pain. A favorite topics in many conversations amongst ashtanga yoga students, and not only. Here in Mysore, and not only. And it’s definitely one of the recurrent subjects … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR… OR MAYBE, NOT YET

– Scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – “I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing … Continue reading

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KPJ ASHTANGA YOGA INSTITUTE… 3 YEARS LATER

– Scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – 3 years have gone by, having missed 2 seasons of practice with Sharath in the main shala here in Mysore. Looking at it on a gross level, all seems pretty the … Continue reading

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WHAT’S THE BEST TIME FOR YOUR YOGA PRACTICE?

– Scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – “It is important to establish a regular, fixed time for meditation, so that your mind and body becomes accustomed to it. Once you have established a time and place, be consistent. … Continue reading

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WHO IS A TRUE YOGI?

– Scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – It is the man who performs his duties without dependence on the fruits of his own actions that deserves to be called a Sannyasin (renouncer) and a Yogi, not the one … Continue reading

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SWEET MEMORIES FROM OUR LATEST INTENSIVE ON YOGA SUTRAS

– Scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – When we first thought of an intensive dedicated to the study of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, we weren’t expecting so many of you joining. An intensive with more hours going thru the … Continue reading

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BAKASANA: THE 4 SECRETS OF STRAIGHT ARMS CROW POSE

– Scorrere giù per la versione in italiano –   “Your wings already exist, all you have to do is to fly”   While in Ashtanga yoga primary series Bakasana is ‘just‘ a transition pose and to bend the arms … Continue reading

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WHY WE END THE PRACTICE CHANTING OM SHANTI SHANTI SHANTI?

– Scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – Have you ever wondered why you end the practice chanting Om Shanti Shanti Shanti? Though the Ashtanga yoga closing mantra (read the why and what of it here) is not included … Continue reading

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OUR FIRST RESIDENTIAL YOGA RETREAT? HERE HOW IT LOOKS LIKE

“Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect!” – scorrere giù per la versione in italiano Yep, you’re right, the blog here has been a bit unattended lately… with a reason. On top of restarting … Continue reading

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EARLY BIRD REMINDER: LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR OUR YOGA RESIDENTIAL INTENSIVE AT A DISCOUNTED PRICE

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano   Last day to profit by the early bird discount for our residential yoga intensive just outside Milan: gift yourself a wonderful experience!! From Friday Oct 2 at 6h pm to Sunday … Continue reading

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IT’S FULL FOR SHARATH’S CLASS…

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano –   Its full for Sharath’s class for the month of November 2015! Dear student, We received your online application, but regret to inform that you have not been accepted for your mentioned … Continue reading

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IS ASHTANGA FOR BEGINNERS?

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano –   ‘Oh, you know, I’m pretty new with yoga, I only practice since 1 year… I don’t believe I’m ready for Ashtanga…’ ‘Ashtanga is for advanced yogis’ ‘Ashtanga is tough!’ – … Continue reading

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SUMMER HOLIDAYS? HOW TO KEEP UP YOUR ASHTANGA YOGA PRACTICE

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano –   Vacations? So much waited for, dreamed of, longed for… While you’re packing, don’t leave your ashtanga yoga practice behind! Or you’ll be in town but your studio has shut down … Continue reading

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EXTRA-ORDINARY IMAGES OF THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA

Only one week ago, and it already seems like a looooong time! But still tremendously  proud of being part of such an all-over-the-world enormous yogic crowd. Here my favorite images, for different reasons, of the International Day of Yoga from … Continue reading

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JOIN US TOMORROW FOR THE 1st INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY

– Scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – At 5 am tomorrow, Sunday 21, we like to celebrate the 1st International Yoga Day welcoming the rising sun! 108 sun salutations within the Yoko Ono Morning Peace at La Triennale … Continue reading

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THE POWER OF THE GODDESSES TO UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL

– Scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – Four days have already gone by since hosting the advanced yoga intensive ‘Unlock your potential – Part 2’ together with Pilates Shanti studio! Thank you to Ross Rayburn and Andrea Boni … Continue reading

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MEDITATION AS A STRESS RELIEVER? EVEN MORE, IT CAN CHANGE YOUR BRAIN

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – Literally. And for the better! Meditation can change your brain. And there are more and more studies to vouch it. Here a few quotes of a new one from Sara Lazar, … Continue reading

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“YOGA UNLIMITED”– SPECIAL PASS JUNE 2015

    Practice yoga anytime you wish! June UNLIMITED PASS for all classes of Ashtanga with Rosa and Vinyasa with Virginia AT ONLY 90€!! Offer valid for both new and old students at Studio Shanti. Get the chance to benefit … Continue reading

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NOTES FROM AN ASHTANGA YOGA WORKSHOP WITH GREG NARDI

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – Should I go or shouldn’t I go? That was my question when I learned a few weeks ago that Greg Nardi, which I only knew from his Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide facebook … Continue reading

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UPCOMING EVENTS AT ASHTANGA YOGA ITALIA MILANO

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – May and June will be eventful at Ashtanga Yoga Italia in Milano! Several and exciting the upcoming yoga workshops, each an unique opportunity to explore and free your potential:   MAY … Continue reading

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HOW TO MEASURE YOUR PROGRESS IN YOGA?

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – How do you know you’re getting better and better at yoga? If you’re measuring it based on a smaller distance towards touching your toes, or your increased ability to catch your … Continue reading

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IS THERE THE PERFECT YOGA POSE?

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – … The “perfect” pose is the one YOU are doing that moment, not the way you see David Swenson or Kino doing it. I think we all would love to be … Continue reading

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THE MOON AND THE ASHTANGA YOGA PRACTICE

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – It’s moon day? Take a rest! If you’ve been practicing Ashtanga yoga for a while, you’ve definitely heard to take rest from practice on full moon and new moon days. This … Continue reading

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YOGA IS IN THE AIR – WORKSHOPS PRIMAVERA 2015

– Scorrere giù per la versione in italiano –   Spring is coming, unroll your yoga mat! 3 new opportunities to deepen your practice with Virginia Tucci and Rosa Tagliafierro in Milan: April 11 –> Jump through and back: Jumping forward … Continue reading

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IS YOGA FOR MEN?

– Scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – If you think yoga, you think what?   Most likely an image like this one comes up on your mind… as it comes up on Google search 🙂 Over the last … Continue reading

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3 SECRETS TO ‘UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL’

– Scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – Last week-end was a busy one hosting the advanced intensive ‘Unlock your potential’ 1st week-end with Ross Rayburn and Andrea Boni together with Virginia Tucci of Pilates Shanti. While thanking all … Continue reading

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