Those stories are now everywhere, even on Netflix: yoga teachers whose behavior is questionable, or downright wrong. They are dishonest and greedy, sexually aggressive and inappropriate, selfish and way too much into themselves.Continue reading “Can A Jerk be a Yogi?”
“Nothing beautiful comes without some suffering”The Dalai Lama
There is no way around it: to make anything worthwhile happen, including all the great intentions we have set for the new year – some degree of effort will be necessary. When I say effort, I actually mean the two words that tend to make so many of us cringe “discipline” and “commitment”.Continue reading “Stick To It: The Importance of Commitment and Discipline”
Why is meditation so hard?
It sounds like the simplest thing in the world: sit calmly in a quiet place for a while and observe your internal feelings and thoughts. And yet, it is one of the hardest things to actually do.Continue reading “Stillness and Mediation: The Most Important Work”
My take on yoga philosophy
I was not immediately drawn to yoga philosophy. When I started my personal yoga path, as a 29-year old performer, I was mainly interested in the physical aspects of yoga practice- which was really weird, as I was interested in philosophy in general.Continue reading “Yoga Philosophy: The Sutras of Patanjali”
Many years ago I was in Milan coming back from a yoga course and saw a Prada shop. It was the very beginning of globalization and I had never been so close to one of those high-end shops, so I went in out of curiosity and awe.Continue reading “Prada Size 12
a personal story on body image and self-acceptance”
Picture this: a battlefield, where two armies are rallied for battle. This battle has been building for a generation: the leading warriors on both sides grew up together, and have been in conflict since their youth.Continue reading “On the Bhagavad Gita – A Warrior on Existential Crisis”
Not even on the inside.
This is a scientific fact: every bone in every body is different. Some differences are huge, some are minor. But they are big enough to create enormous variations in how our joints are put together, which in turn will determine how much movement each joint can create.Continue reading “We Are One But We Are Not The Same”
It’s one of these things you spend years without knowing and when you get it, you wonder how could you have not seen it before.Continue reading “Your alignment is not my alignment”