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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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IMAGES OF YOGA, INSTANTS OF LIFE… IN RISHIKESH

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see   –   Henry David Thoreau For the past 3 months I’ve been writing about my intense time of Ashtanga Yoga studying at Tattvaa Yogashala in Rishikesh and regular … Continue reading

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BACK TO THE PATH OF ACTION

“To attain the purpose of life, it is necessary to do one’s duty, whether one lives in the world or outside it. The path of renunciation and the path of action, though 2 diverse ways, are equally helpful for attaining … Continue reading

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PRANAYAMA YES OR PRANAYAMA NOT?

In the Ashtanga Yoga world the discussion about Pranayama is almost as big as the one on Adjustments: pranayama yes or pranayama not? And if yes, when? On the path of yoga you may have encountered 2 different approaches: “do … Continue reading

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A MARTIAL INTRODUCTION TO ASHTANGA YOGA SECOND SERIES

It’s 5 o’clock on a Sunday morning and it’s my day off. I’m lying in bed, the night is still pitch dark outside and inside my room. The wind is howling, a cold breeze seeps trough the windows and reaches … Continue reading

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VISUALIZE THE PRIMARY SERIES ASHTANGA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING AT TATTVAA YOGASHALA

I’ve been writing quite a lot about my Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training at Tattvaa Yogashala in Rishikesh, India, so I have decided to give you a visual idea of it, including a couple of moments of ‘relax’ we had this … Continue reading

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WHY YOGA IS ALL ABOUT LETTING GO

This week has been my worst as well as my best week since I started the Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training at Tattva Yogashala. Why? On Wednesday, as the afternoon was passing by, I started feeling weird, small things getting on … Continue reading

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ALL YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE TAKING AN ASHTANGA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING AT TATTVAA YOGASHALA

October 13, 2013 – Sunday, such a welcomed day! This is my very first day off from the Ashtanga Yoga Teaching Training Course since started on Friday, October 4th. After 7 days of asana practices in a row, the alarm … Continue reading

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MYSTERIOUS ARE THE WAYS OF KARMA

The Gita says: ‘Mysterious are the ways of Karma. Man plans one thing out of pride, egoism and conceit, but God wills something completely different… the Divine will is bound to prevail.’ ‘Since I rely absolutely on my Guru, on … Continue reading

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BRIEF GUIDE TO RISHIKESH, THE TOWN OF RISHIS AND CONTRADICTIONS – Part 2 of 2

Ok, it took a bit longer than expected to complete this blog post (insert link to part 1) but here it is 🙂 after being home since 5 days and some editing to my original notes. Enjoy!   Lakshman Jhula … Continue reading

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A BIG YOGIC DILEMMA: GURUJI OR KAMAL?

Friday, May 10th:  Since I arrived at Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh I noticed an old man who lives in the ashram and used to take part to the Ganga Aarti, the fire ceremony in honour of Mother Ganga, every … Continue reading

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YOGA PRACTICE AND THE RISK OF OVERDOING

Wednesday, May 8: a month in Rishikesh, India, is almost over!   The intensity of my ashtanga yoga practice with Kamal Singh has been on a crescendo for 3 weeks, with a taste of new postures – such as yoganidrasana … Continue reading

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2 PASSIONS, 1 LOVE – THANK YOU YOGA JOURNAL!

That’s what happens when 2 passions become 1 love. Yoga + Photography = Yogascapes! Yoga Journal Italy this month features a photo by myself on the cover as well as a full article re: my yogascaping in Mysore, India. Enjoy! … Continue reading

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MEMENTO OF INDIA

Portrait of a young Indian lady selling vegetables at Devaraja open market in Mysore, Karnataka wearing dar-red bindu on the forehead and black earrings.

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IMAGES OF YOGA, INSTANTS OF LIFE

It was the beginning of 2012 and I was freaking out at leaving my company and my role after 13 years… I had no much else I could figure out of doing but I knew I needed time to be … Continue reading

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CONTINUINING THE SEARCH… 2ND STOP: BELUR & HALEBIDU

Friday, 11.30 am and time to leave Shravanabelagola and move to our second and third destination for the day: Belur and Halebidu. Belur is very famous for its Chenna Kesava temple, dedicated to Lord Vijayanarayana, one of the twenty-four incarnations … Continue reading

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HOW A 400 YEARS OLD BANYAN TREE CAN MAKE YOU VERY HAPPY…

I just spent a wonderful afternoon!!! It is just amazing how any new thing I’m doing here in India seems like making the last I did fade in comparison… so many things to see, to realize, to be happy with! … Continue reading

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CONTINUINING THE SEARCH… 1ST STOP: SHRAVANABELAGOLA

Mysore (India) and 2 days off from asana practice (Friday = moon day + Saturday = weekly day off): what a luxury! How not to take advantage of it and go on a daily trip to explore the even more … Continue reading

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