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Who Owns Yoga?

September 11, 2017
Yoga competition

If you found my previous post interesting (or annoying, just as valid), there is more! In a documentary entitled “Who Owns Yoga?” the Al-Jazeera correspondent Bhanu Bhatnagar “explores the impact of our modern obsession with one of the world’s oldest physical and spiritual practises.” It’s only 50 minutes long and it features well established names from the yoga world in the West and East, such as Sharon Gannon…

Asana Practise and Wellness Through Movement

Can yoga ever be considered as a (competitive) sport?

September 6, 2017

Few months ago a fellow yoga teacher posted on Facebook an article about whether or not yoga should be considered as a sport that triggered my interest. For most of us the mere idea of talking yoga and sport, let alone yoga as a competitive sport, seems outrageous. The steady breathe, the journey for emotional and maybe even spiritual wellbeing and inner peace that we associate with yoga…

Asana Practise and Wellness Through Movement

The Traveling Yoga Mat

August 12, 2017
matkamatto

It is 100% true that to practise yoga all you need is the willingness and the patience to do so. The yamas and the niyamas are accessible everywhere, and there is no “wrong” way of practising them. Equally breathing techniques, pranayama, can be incorporated into everything, because well, it’s breathing! As for asana practise, a minimum amount of flat space is of course desirable but after that, the…

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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…

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…

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…