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Asana Practise and Wellness Through Movement

International Yoga Day in Platres

June 23, 2017

Since 2015 the 21st June has not only marked Summer Solistice but also the International Day of Yoga, as agreed (by an unprecedented consensus) by the United Nation’s General Assembly in December 2014. The idea to observe Yoga Day came from India’s Prime Minister Narenda Modi who at the time stated: “For us in India, respect for nature is an integral part of spiritualism. We treat nature’s bounties…

Everyday Life and Thoughts

Yoga inspiration or yoga exploitation?

June 15, 2017

Some of you might already have seen the video starring the international yoga teacher Briohny Smith did for the US fitness chain Equinox some six years ago. At the time the clip caused quite an uproar (mainly in the US, not sure if anybody in Europe cared…) as some considered it to be portraying yoga in an overtly sexual way, not representing the “true spirit” of the practise…

Asana Practise and Wellness Through Movement

Yoga Etiquette – Good-to-knows for new students

May 31, 2017
Iyengar jooga

It can be just as daunting as it is exciting to start a new activity and yoga is no exception to that. Whether you start to practise in a fancy yoga studio or at a more down to earth community centre, here’s a list of few unwritten rules that most yogis around the word follow. The physical yoga practise is individual yet collectively done and observing common guidelines…

Everyday Life and Thoughts

Moving!

May 31, 2017

I am in the process of moving this blog to a new host at some point this week and wanted to give you a heads up on this. The address will stay the same but if you are following this via WordPress reader don’t forget to add the link to you bookmarks. Very excited about the move as the whole visual look of this site will improve, including…

Asana Practise and Wellness Through Movement

New Yoga Classes in Mazotos, Larnaca

May 23, 2017
DeepYogaBreaths

Working together with Hadjios Valley Villas and Gym in Mazotos, Larnaca,  I am now offering three weekly classes at their premises. We want these classes to be accessible to everybody in the community of Mazotos, the nearby villages and also the tourists visiting us. This is why we offer the classes at a very reasonable price, with three different pricing options to choose from. The classes are taught…

Yoga Philosophy and Mindfulness

7 Yoga-inspired Tips for Anxiety and Stress

May 14, 2017
GiveThanksAllWhite

This past week has been the Mental Health Awareness Week. However, mental health is obviously not an issue just for one week a year, just like a good mental health is more than just absence of a mental health problem. Stress and anxiety for instance are issues that touch all of us at least some point in our lives: school or university exams, professional demands and relationship challenges…

Asana Practise and Wellness Through Movement

May Full Moon Yoga

May 9, 2017
Yoga full moon

The days of full moon hold various beliefs and significance for most cultures and across spiritual and scientific realms. In Buddhist ideology, full moon days are important as a time for religious reflection. Some cultures see the moon as a feminine (yin) symbol, representing the rhythm of time. The round circular form of full moon is also seen as the image of wholeness and strength. Native Americans gave…

Everyday Life and Thoughts

What’s In The Water?

May 4, 2017
Cyprus Seaview

We all know how important drinking enough water is and now with summer upon us, the sun reminds us of that as well. Whilst it can be easy to pop into the nearest kiosk for a half a litre bottle, or get an extra litre from the guy selling drinks on our way to that more remote beach, we all agree this is not the most economically or…