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Everyday Life and Thoughts

Is there a diversity problem in yoga?

November 9, 2017

Last Monday I attended a teacher’s symposium on the topic “The Diversity Problem in Yoga” at TriYoga’s Camden studio. The premises of the talk was to find out (as much as possible) why yoga in the Western world, today being more popular and mainstream than ever, seems to practiced by a very homogenous set of people, often identified as a white, able-bodied, middle-class women. Why is it that…

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Om Yoga Show London

October 22, 2017
OmYogaShowLondon October 2017

Two weeks into being back in London, I have been making most of the things I did not have a chance to do in Cyprus: Walking around a lot, going to classical music concerts and having dinner at 6 pm (rather than at 9 pm.) Of course there has been yoga too. This week I have ventured to Yoga Place E2 (apparently the oldest yoga studio in East…

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What are we talking about when we talk about sustainable development?

July 11, 2017

As long as I can remember I have had an interest in environmental issues and holistic living, long before yoga came to my life. Coming from Finland environment is something we are surrounded by all the time and things like not littering, paying for plastic bags in supermarkets and recycling were things that were well established in every aspect of the society already in the 1980s and even…

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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…

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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…

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About Bullet Journaling

April 20, 2017
Dog Bullet Journal

Back in December I wrote about bullet journaling and how I was giving it a go. Four months later I am loving the method as it really helps to bring structure to my life.  Several of my friends have taken up BuJo-ing as well so I thought I do a little update about the whys and hows. If you are new to the concept, bullet journal is simply…

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Spring Clean

April 13, 2017
CrazyChicks on Kiti Square

In the last post I wrote about moving away from things that just do not feel right, even if reason can tell us otherwise. Needless to say, the topic of recognising when it is time to change the course and refocus energies has been in my mind a lot lately. Not that I have gone for some radical overhaul of my life (yet), rather I have tweaked certain…

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Giving Up is an Option too

April 12, 2017
Countryside activities

When it comes to life advice, open any website, app or TV programme and we are quickly fooled into thinking that giving up is the biggest cardinal sin. From fitness routines, diets, dating to self-entrepreneurship, there seems to be an entire industry reminding us of the hidden powers and untapped potential that lives within us. We are advised how we should be pushing in the face of obstacles…

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Yoga, Spirituality and Reddit

March 10, 2017

There are as many yoga stereotypes out there are as there are styles of yoga. And as with all the stereotypes, they do not come completely from nowhere, just as much as they do not represent the whole truth either. From time to time I come across comments from people who express interest in yoga, followed by a “but” and a reference to the level of spirituality associated.…