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3 SECRETS TO ‘UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL’

– Scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – Last week-end was a busy one hosting the advanced intensive ‘Unlock your potential’ 1st week-end with Ross Rayburn and Andrea Boni together with Virginia Tucci of Pilates Shanti. While thanking all … Continue reading

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THANK YOU MOTHER INDIA!

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – This are facts: 1/ India ranks 122nd of 138 nations on gender equality; 2/ In some rural Indian areas, more than 50% of girls are still married before age 15; 3/ … Continue reading

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IMAGES OF KINO DOING HER YOGA THINGS DOWNTOWN BOLOGNA

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano –   “Be infinitely flexible and constantly amazed.” – Jason Kravitz I mentioned in a previous blog post (see Kino MacGregor about yoga and determination) the amazing experience of yoga photo shooting … Continue reading

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MEETING WITH ANDREA BONI ON A FOGGY WINTER MORNING

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – Breathe-in experience, breathe-out poetry Muriel Rukeyser Milano, North of Italy – 8 o’clock on a winter morning, first daylight on a suburban city park. With Andrea*, we’ve been waiting for this … 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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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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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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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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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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MONDAY INSPIRATION – LIFE IS MOVEMENT

Life is movement. The more life there is, the more flexibility there is. The more fluid you are, the more you are alive – Arnaud Desjardins  

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BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO YOGIS AS WELL… BUT THEN?

That’s when yoga starts! You practice asanas regularly, maybe even daily, believing that will keep you healthy on top to everything else. And if you do ashtanga yoga, highly likely you will be even more careful during your practice, listening … Continue reading

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MONDAY INSPIRATION: YOU ARE ALREADY PERFECT!

 

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MONDAY INSPIRATION: AND SUDDENLY IT’S EVENING.

Everyone stands alone at the heart of the world, pierced by a ray of sunlight, and suddenly it’s evening. Salvatore Quasimodo We wait all year long for our holidays (and in Italy that mainly means summer holidays). How much are … Continue reading

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MONDAY INSPIRATION – HOW TO TRANSFORM A WISH IN A GOAL

Last Monday I wrote about having had a dream where an unknown person talked to me about the 3 key steps to success (read it here). The first one was: ‘Give it a try!’. Now let me move to the … Continue reading

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MONDAY INSPIRATION: WANNA BE GREAT?

Last night I had a dream (I know, it sounds stereotypical…) where an unknown person talked to me about the 3 key steps to success – not meaning by the word success what is generally considered as such by society, … 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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MONDAY INSPIRATION – LET’S MAKE SOME SPACE!

We turn clay to make a vessel, but it is on the space where there is nothing that the usefulness of the vessel depends. (Lao Tzu) Let’s start the week making some space, getting rid of something that keeps us … 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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HAVING FUN ON THE OTHER SIDE

As a photographer you’re always on one side of the camera, this is how it happens I have almost no pictures of myself 🙂 Nonetheless, last Saturday it was sooooooooooo much fun to join Virginia Tucci, my model for the … 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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BRIEF GUIDE TO RISHIKESH, THE TOWN OF RISHIS AND CONTRADICTIONS – Part 1 of 2

When I arrived in Rishikesh 2 weeks ago I didn’t know what to expect. I had just read what my guide book recites about it: “The town of rishis has got notorious in the sixties upon receiving John Lennon and … Continue reading

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HOW IT LOOKS LIKE A KAPOTASANA DAY BEYOND THE STRETCH

Monday, April 22nd – After a really needed day off yesterday, this morning it was time to start a new week of Ashtanga Yoga practice at Tattva Yogashala in Rishikesh. While waking up, my body was still tired of last … Continue reading

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ALL ABOUT A ‘TORNADO’ YOGA TEACHER IN RISHIKESH

I’ve been in Rishikesh, India, for 1 week now and practiced Ashtanga Yoga in Mysore style with Yogi Kamal Singh every day and what I can say is: I’ve survived! Kamal is very different from all Ashtanga Yoga teachers I’ve … Continue reading

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TRAVELERS DON’T KNOW WHERE THEY’RE GOING

“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” Paul Theroux I was getting ready for my next travel when I incurred in the above quote. I’m leaving on Friday – yes, in 2 days! – to … Continue reading

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YOGASCAPES IN… ‘THE 7 HEAVENLY PALACES’

This morning I had the great honour to take yogascapes pictures within an extraordinary masterpiece – ‘The Seven Heavenly Palaces‘ – by the German painter and sculptor Anselm Kiefer at HangarBicocca in Milan, Italy. Such an appropriate space! The masterpiece … Continue reading

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YOUR DONATION’S IMPACT! THRU YOGA GIVES BACK

I just went thru my inbox and found the Yoga Gives Back newsletter for March month and… I was so happy to read the following: Today we have 237 Recipients in India! YGB more than doubled the number of YGB … Continue reading

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‘POINTS OF VIEW’… AND MORE!

The yoga photo exhibition ‘Images of Yoga, Instants of Life’ is now over: thank again to all who made it a success in many different ways! But let’s see now which ones were the most requested pictures. Golden medal to … Continue reading

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‘IMAGES OF YOGA, INSTANTS OF LIFE’… WITH GRATITUDE!

One week is already over since the vernissage of my first yoga photography exhibition – titled ‘Images of Yoga, Instants of Life’ – took place and… … thank you Alessandra di Prampero, for making all that possible. You had the … Continue reading

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