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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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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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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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FULL VINYASA, AS PRACTICED WITH ROLF NAUJOKAT

– Scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – When you practice ashtanga yoga at Yogabones with Rolf Naujokat in Goa, once a week (on Fridays) you will be guided through a led primary series, usually at 6am. On my … Continue reading

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BACK TO ITALY AND NEW ASHTANGA YOGA ITALIA TEACHING SCHEDULE

– Scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – Monday, 7am – After 6 beautiful weeks of ashtanga yoga practice with Rolf and Marci in Goa at Yogabones, here I am practicing again on my own, in the living room, … 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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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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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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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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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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WHO ARE YOU? A VEDANTA APPROACH TO THE SELF

One day a boy of about 8 years old was wandering through the Himalayas when he met an old sage. ‘Who are you?’ he asked the boy. The little boy was Sri Shankaracharya, who according to the tradition mastered the … 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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STIFF? HERE HOW TO STILL HAVE A GREAT YOGA PRACTICE

Is this one of those days when you get off the bed and you realize your body is not responding and you know already you will have a tough time on the yoga mat? Or is it one of those … 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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ASHTANGA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING – BACK TO BASICS

Third day of my 3 months long Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Course at Tattva Yogashala in Rishikesh with Kamal Singh and Sunil Sharma and I have the impression to have already been here working/studying for weeks! First 2 days have … Continue reading

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MOTIVATION MONDAY – OPS, ON A TUESDAY – THE WAY OF THE INNER HEART

‘The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.’    –   Buddha And today, I’m following the way again… though, sometimes, I believe it might just be easier looking at the sky… I have mixed feelings. Joy … Continue reading

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KIDS OF INDIA, A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY

I’m leaving in 3 days to India for a 500hrs Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training (I know, I know, this is a sensitive matter within the Ashtanga community but it is the subject of another post ;-)). So, this morning I … Continue reading

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TIM MILLER: WHO IS THE REAL YOGA TEACHER?

Earlier this week I wrote about teaching yoga (Is it a job or more than that?) and a very interesting discussion on the role of the teacher followed with friends. Today I was reading Tim Miller’s blog – Tuesdays with … Continue reading

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TEACHING YOGA: IS IT A JOB OR MORE THAN THAT?

Monday evening, on my way to teach an ashtanga yoga class. I cross into a friend, we just exchange a few words as I am on the run… I love getting to the studioes I teach well ahead of time, … Continue reading

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MONDAY INSPIRATION – LET’S FOSTER KINDNESS!

Many times a small act of kindness – a smile from a perfectly unknown person, a little flower you got as a gift, the right word in the right moment – has huge consequences… let’s bestow tiny acts of kindness … Continue reading

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