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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…

Videos and Funny Things

About Yoga Photos for Instagram…

January 23, 2017

After all the talk about the Yoga Sutras I feel the need (maybe you do too) for some comic relief. So who else to turn to than JP Sears and his video about the importance of Yoga Photos for Instagram. Joogasutrajuttujen jälkeen (käännän Niyamas-postauksen vielä suomeksi, pikkuhiljaa…) tuli tunne että pieni kevennys on paikallaan. JP Searsin juttu Instagramin joogakuvista on tähän juuri sopiva. My own yoga pictures do…

Asana Practise and Wellness Through Movement Videos and Funny Things

Belly breathing

November 25, 2016

Over the last few weeks I have had the pleasure to encounter many people new to yoga. The best part of this, in addition to of course guiding the practise, is all the questions I get, not the least because it gets my brain ticking too. One of the most common questions is about the diaphragmatic breathing, also called belly or abdominal breathing. Whilst this is the most…

Videos and Funny Things

Spiritual as Hell

September 14, 2016

JP Sears (who apparently is a real-life an emotional healing coach himself) has a YouTube channel where he publishes his ”Ultra Spiritual” series, poking fun at different phenomens around the quest for healthy and meaningful life. Here’s my current favourite about yoga (but do check out also the one about how to become gluten intolerant.) JP Sears julkaisee YouTubessa ”Ultra Spiritual” videosarjaa joka satirisoi eri ilmiöitä terveellisen ja…