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    Eight Lessons Learned through Ashtanga Yoga in Athens

    A mind blowing, breath taking, mind expanding experience in Ashtanga Yoga. This is a review of just 4+ months practicing Ashtanga Yoga regularly. It was November 2015 when along with Maria we were walking towards a DVD club to return a rented DVD related to a kids movie. We had just finished a 90 minutes workout at the gym. The

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  • Ashtanga Yoga: Every time is more elevating... Each moment is unique...

    Ashtanga Yoga: Every time is more elevating… Each moment is unique…

    I was asked to write a short essay from my teacher Aris Kapetanakis for the reasons that I would like to be a Yoga Teacher – as it was a prerequisite for him in order to take the responsibility of train me to become a teacher. When I first heard it, I felt numbed -even though I hope nobody showed

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    The Lighthouse

    Life is an endless sea. We sail either with a specific course or drifting alone trying to find the course during our journey. Sometimes it is dark, foggy and harsh. Some other times everything is peaceful, sunny and joyful. Either ways what does matter is the journey. In this journey occasionally you might lose track of the course but there

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    K. Pattabhi Jois Biography

    Yogacharaya Shri K. Pattabhi Jois (Guruji) was born on the full moon of July 1915, in Kowshika, a small hamlet located 150 kilometers from Mysore in the southern state of Karnataka. His father was an astrologer and a priest in the village of nearly seventy families. Guruji was the middle of nine children, and from the age of five, like

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  • Healing Injuries with Ashtanga Yoga

    Healing Injuries with Ashtanga Yoga

    Yoga practice is not an exercise class and it’s not a workout. Sure, it’s vigorous and physically challenging, but that’s just the means rather than the end. However, as with any physical endeavour, aches and pains are unavoidable and injuries can happen. If one gets injured practicing yoga, the yoga practice is the best way to heal and rehabilitate. Also,

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  • Ashtanga Yoga As It Was (The Long and Short of It)

    Ashtanga Yoga As It Was (The Long and Short of It)

    The following is the way in which Guruji taught me, Nancy Gilgoff, the Primary and Intermediate series of Ashtanga Yoga during my first trip to Mysore, in 1973. David Williams and I stayed for four months that trip, and had two classes per day (excluding Saturdays and Moon days). In the first class, I was taught to do five Surya

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