Tag Archives: Yogi Kamal Singh

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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YOGA PRACTICE AT HOME? 3 WAYS THAT WORK TO KEEP IT UP

I’ve previously written about how to build a home yoga practice, giving the hints and tips that helped me in setting it up (read it here: 7 ways to make your yoga practice at home easier). Nonetheless, there are times … 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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