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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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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…

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…

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True (Yoga) Inspiration

November 2, 2016

Eileen is 105, fit and healthy. She drives a yellow Mini and practises yoga regularly: She started her classes when she was 75 so she has 30 years of practise behind her. A true inspiration – watch a short clip of her from BBC here. 105-vuotias Eileen ajaa keltaista miniä ja on harrastanut joogaa 30 vuotta. Tästä mallia meille kaikille!  …