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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 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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A Fine Balance

Recommended to me by a friend whose literary opinion I highly value, A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry turned out to be one of the most intense and best books I have ever read. You’ll be disappointed if you’re expecting … Continue reading

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Reintegration into society

After more than four years of bumming around, it feels like it’s time for a change.  It all started in May 2008.  Years without a home, adjusting to a new time zone every half year or less, months after months … Continue reading

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Yoga Farts (or why Ashtanga is fun)

Ashtanga is fun, really. Ashtangis take themselves very seriously.  They are bit like the military branch of the yoga community.  Ruthless training six times a week early in the morning, no deviation from the routine, absolutely no practice on Saturdays … Continue reading

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