Tag Archives: Ashtanga Yoga Italia

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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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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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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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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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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YOGA PHILOSOPHY, THE LAW OF KARMA AND WELLNESS – GUEST BLOGPOST BY SUNIL SHARMA

Have you ever wondered what is the yoga philosophy approach to health and disease? Sunil Sharma* – my yoga philosophy, pranayama, yoga nidra and meditation teacher at Tattvaa Yogashala in Rishikesh (India) – was recently invited to speak at the … Continue reading

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PUSHING YOURSELF IN THE YOGA PRACTICE? A VIEW BY KINO McGREGOR

Are you an Ashtanga Yoga practitioner? Than I bet there have been times when you’ve been pushing yourself too much on the yoga mat! 🙂 Pushing to get your toes in Pascimottanasana or binding in Marychasana D? … or maybe … Continue reading

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HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN YOGA – DO’s AND DON’Ts

There are times in the life of a yoga practitioner when there is a feeling that practice is not improving… or not quickly enough! Sometime I have yoga students asking why they can’t advance faster in mastering a certain posture, … Continue reading

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ARE YOU A PURE ASHTANGI?

Is your pedigree of unmixed origin? Is your ashtanga yoga practice free of any contamination? If the answer is yes, you’re highly likely a very traditional ashtangi. Nonetheless, is that useful for you? I know, I know, another controversial theme … Continue reading

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