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Asana Practise and Wellness Through Movement

Yoga Etiquette – Good-to-knows for new students

May 31, 2017
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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…

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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.…

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This Week…

December 11, 2016

…I took an evening flow yoga class, taught in Greek and in Russian. It’s always good to explore what’s out there. It was a nice class, with music too. …Finland had her 99th Independence Day. I celebrated it at a reception where I met another yoga teacher. We talked about our respective teacher trainings and how we both like a slow practise. …”My” Teacher Anna Zorzou is on…

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Yoga During Winter 2016

December 8, 2016

***This page will be updated if and when new public classes are scheduled.*** The A-Z Class is now on Christmas break, we start again on Wednesday 4th January at 17:00. New and old yogis are welcome, drop in class will be 12€ or you can pay 45€ for the month. I have a semi-private class every Wednesday from 17:00 to 18:00 at the A-Z Physio Health in Strovolos,…

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Music during Yoga Class: Threat or Opportunity?

November 30, 2016

In all honestly up until few years ago I did not realise playing music in yoga classes was something that a) happens and b) is a preference for some. Now, I don’t mind either way. I sometimes practise at home with music on the background, and I have been to great yoga classes accompanied with well thought through music (think drum’n’base during a strong Jivamukti class at 7…

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About Yoga Mats

November 18, 2016

***Suomi versio tulossa myöhemmin*** To practise yoga, you really do not need anything else but the willingness to be present in the now and the yoga mat as we know it is a rather new Western invention. However it can bring a new aspect to the practise by creating a space for your meditation and adding cushioning and stability for the asana. These days there is a wide…

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Yoga Instructor’s Back Office

October 23, 2016

In few pictures and words things that happen when planning and preparing for a yoga class. Muutama sana ja kuva siitä, mitä tapahtuu ennen joogatuntia. I wash the yoga mats used. I use very mild soap (Ecover or similar) diluted in a lot of water. Otherwise you can end up with a slippery mat which we do not want (cue literal faceplant.) After the wash and rinse with…

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Few words about… Yoga Injuries

September 19, 2016

When New York Times in January 2012 published an extract of William J. Broad’s upcoming book, titleing it ”How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body” it caused a big stir in the US. Although yoga injuries have always been around, until then they had remained unknown for the wider public yoga who associated practising yoga as something that heals and cures, not the opposite. The yoga community wrote several…

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Full Moon Yoga

September 16, 2016

The real September full moon is today but I took a jumpstart and led an evening class yesterday already. Because it was windy we did not suffer too much from mosquitos either. We were not quite so lucky last month when I was forced to cut the savasana a bit short as everybody was getting eaten alive. There is no full moon asana (that I know of) but…