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Blog Category: Ashtanga yoga

Yoga is…

Contemplation on the meaning of yoga… What is yoga?  Stilling modifications of the mind. Why to still the mind? So the consciousness (purusha) can abide in its own nature. Where consciousness usually is then? It is absorbed by our mind/body. Consciou …

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Inversions and menstruation. To do or not..

Recently a student asked me why not to practise inversions during menstruation. Apparently, some teachers advise to pratise. In Ashtanga, if we are daily practitioners, we normally take 2-3 days off for our ‘lady’s holidays’. What if you practise 1-4 t …

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What is yoga asana?

When I ask Iriness’ yoga practitioners what the word ‘asana’ means to them, I hear a myriad of answers: posture, physical practice, ability to synchronise breath with the physical practice, asana is stillness; asana is meditation, asana is pain… Ever …

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