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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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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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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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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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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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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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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH SHARATH JOIS

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano –   Hereafter a selection of Questions & Answers between Sharath and Ashtanga Yoga students during last Sunday conference in Mysore this year. Full Qs&As on Priya’s travel blog. March 23, 2014 … Continue reading

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NANCY GILGOFF AND… ASHTANGA YOGA AS IT WAS

Lately I’ve been thinking and writing about learning and teaching Ashtanga yoga in the traditional way (adding one posture at a time, moving on the sequence overtime, as taught in Mysore tradition) versus the more unconventional way as taught at … Continue reading

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YOGA: ADJUSTMENTS NOT OR ADJUSTMENTS YES?

Adjustments not, adjustments yes… a never ending discussion in the Ashtanga Yoga world and beyond! In my years of practice with different teachers I’ve been to both extremes… rarely in the middle way (at least what I consider the middle … Continue reading

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MIRACLES A CASTOR OIL BATH CAN MAKE TO YOU

If you knew that a castor oil bath releases all sorts of tensions in your body, relaxes the muscles and mind, works in disgregating scar tissue, helps in recovering from body pains, cools you down, makes you more flexible and … Continue reading

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EDDIE STERN ON MOON DAYS

Originally posted on The Confluence Countdown:
On our yatra we became friends with Barry Silver, Ashtanga instructor and shala owner in Tokyo, designer, and all around great guy. In the way information gets spread these days, Barry shared a letter (on the…

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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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5 REASONS WHY I’M MISSING PRACTISING IN MYSORE SO MUCH

3 weeks back home and… already missing my practice at K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute so much!    Why? 1/ the deep reverence for the practise: a symbol of it to me is the little foyer where you sit … Continue reading

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PASHASANA, INTERMEDIATE SERIES and A WORLD OF EXPECTATIONS

Yes, after 3 years of Ashtanga Yoga practice, 3 times to Mysore to practise at S. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) I finally got ‘pashasana’! first posture of intermediate a.k.a. second series. Yesterday I was dropping back when Sharath, … Continue reading

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UTPLUTHIH and THE POWER OF BEING INTENSE

Sunday, August 19th Alarm, 2.30 am 6 hours sleep Primary led class, 4.15 am … and the challenge to sustain Utpluthih for the loooooooooooong 10 counts made by Sharath!   It’s now exactly one month I’ve been practicing at K. … Continue reading

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CLOSE ENCOUNTER with THE INDIAN POLICE…

Closer than I ever wanted to! Would you believe an invite to get a coffee can result in a full hour spent at the local Police Station? Believe me, it can! I had never been to Barista, trendy Italian-style kind … Continue reading

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