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Diary of Lazy Ashtangi and Why I Do Not Encourage Practicing Yoga with a Video.

Yep, that’s me ↑ in Petri Räisänen’s Led Class in Purple Valley, Goa, India in February 2010. As I sit down and finally have time to write my next blog, I realise a month has passed since my last diary … Continue reading

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Diary of a Lazy Ashtangi – Week 9, 10 and an Epiphany

“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and … Continue reading

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Diary of a Lazy Ashtangi – Week 7, 8 and some of the Yamas & Niyamas

“Seeking out people and experiences we would normally avoid provides a fertile place to learn new things about ourselves and about life.” ― Deborah Adele, The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice Sunday 23 October No luck this first … Continue reading

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Diary of a Lazy Ashtangi – Week 6

In many styles of yoga, full and new moon are seen as the perfect time to practice yoga. The planets are impeccably aligned, there is a peak of energy or it is the ideal moment to self-reflect and set new … Continue reading

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Diary of a Lazy Ashtangi – Week 5 with Timelapse Video

“The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.” ― Paulo Coelho. And since we are all so full of patience … Continue reading

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Diary of a Lazy Ashtangi – Week 4

In 1989, the New York Times describes how the protected Bengal Tigers in the Ganges Delta regularly used to kill people. Someone came up with the idea of wearing a human mask on the back of the head. It was … Continue reading

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Diary of a Lazy Ashtangi – Week 3

“These days we spend more time taking selfies than learning about the self.” ― Joseph Rain. I took these selfies last week. Just to make a point, which is that yoga selfies REALLY annoy me. One cannot possibly take selfies … Continue reading

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Diary of a Lazy Ashtangi – Week 2

“I swing between procrastination and being really thorough so either way things aren’t getting done quickly.” – Freema Agyeman. Sunday 18 September – 9.00 am Unsure of how my practice is going to unfold after three days of rest, I … Continue reading

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Diary of a Lazy Ashtangi – Week 1

Sunday 11 September 2016 – 10.00 am After three months of practically no alcohol, meat nor dairy and lots of local, fresh Asian food, I am back home and have some catching up to do. After a Saturday with meat … Continue reading

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Diary of a Lazy Ashtangi – Intro

As I am flowing through the Primary Series in my living room, I suddenly have a brainwave: I need to keep a yoga practice diary and blog it. Recently, I have been worrying about how to keep my daily Ashtanga … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary Babe.

You, beautiful human. I love you from top to toe. Your long curly hair that is soft and springy after you have just washed it and guarantee that I will never have a bold husband. Your big green eyes that … Continue reading

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My First Vipassana

Right foot, left foot, right foot, left foot. My first steps out of the gate were slow, inquisitive, almost like a kitten allowed into the garden for the first time. The words “right foot, left foot” resonated in my head … Continue reading

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#oversaturation

That’s it.  I’ve reached my limit. Since mid-March, roughly 50 days ago, I’ve slept in at least ten different locations and I’m not even counting the number of times we moved the tent while we were camping in during our … Continue reading

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Tales of a fisherman’s wife

The bullet went through the church and the knot has been hacked through.  For those who don’t speak Dutch, I’ll use a proper English expression: the die has been cast. On 19 March, I signed an agreement with a Dutch … Continue reading

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About hopes and dreams

Dear friends & family, Many of you have asked us by mail or Facebook how things are going on the job and visa hunting front in Australia and it’s been a while since I posted an update, so here goes.  … Continue reading

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