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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ASHTANGA YOGA ITALIA NEW SCHEDULE. COME AND ENJOY!

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – Ready to get started and move after your summer vacations? Yes? Than come and enjoy an Ashtanga Yoga class with me! 🙂 My collective classes in Milan, Italy, are back starting … 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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EXPLORE THE UNKNOWN! JOIN THE LAST YOGA WORKSHOP BEFORE SUMMER

– Scorrere giù per il flyer in italiano –   “DEEPEN YOUR YOGA PRACTICE, EXPLORE THE UNKNOWN!” In Milan, Italy, on June 7th? Last chance before summer to deepen your yoga practice and touch new inner spaces with Virginia Tucci … 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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MYSORE STYLE: BENEFITS OF ASHTANGA YOGA SELF-PRACTICE

Ashtanga Yoga Mysore style (aka self-practice) or led class? I still remember the evening when I first did an attempt of moving from an Ashtanga Yoga led class to a Mysore class: I was feeling tense, nervous about the idea … 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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‘INTRODUCTION TO ASHTANGA YOGA’ CLASSES

Just back from Rishikesh, India, and already looking forward to the second cycle of ‘Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga’ classes that I will be teaching starting Thursday, May 23!!! 🙂 Where? at Sattva Studio, in via Sangro 31, Milano (Italy) http://www.sattvastudio.org What … Continue reading

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