Jayne Orton @ Yoga Yoga

A three day workshop with Jayne Orton was extraordinary. She has 40 years of experience in Iyengar Yoga and has thought for 35 years. She has studied with the Iyengars in Pune, India. The workshop started with standing asanas on friday, hips/knees on saturday and backbends today. All her instructions are to the point andContinue reading “Jayne Orton @ Yoga Yoga”

Philosophy – Bodil Mauritzen @ Yoga Yoga

Today was a 2 hour class on philosophy with Bodil Mauritzen. We went through Patanjali´s 8 yoga sutras, looked at Iyengar´s interpretation and Ravi Ravindra´s. Here is a short summary from Bodil´s hand out. Iyengar says practice is the steadfast effort to still the fluctuations of the mind. He Further says long, uninterupted alert practiceContinue reading “Philosophy – Bodil Mauritzen @ Yoga Yoga”

Workshop Hips: Bodil Mauritzen @ Yoga Yoga

Last evening was a 2 1/2 hour hip, Iyengar, workshop with Bodil Mauritzen. We did standing- and «on our backs» asanas. It i important to keep the legs straight, so that you activate the leg in the hipsocket. Further it is important to access each yogaclass as it is your first time. Don´t compared itContinue reading “Workshop Hips: Bodil Mauritzen @ Yoga Yoga”

Easter Iyengar workshop – Selma Hetland @ Yoga Yoga

For the first time I enrolled in an easter workshop at my Iyengar studio, 2 1/2 hours for three days. The focus is to go a bit beyond the regular classes, so in order to attend I had to do 3 sessions a week with the teacher, Selma Hetland, the last two weeks. The firstContinue reading “Easter Iyengar workshop – Selma Hetland @ Yoga Yoga”

Lessons from Glenn Ceresoli @ Yoga Yoga

Yoga is about contentment. On one side you have sadness on the other happiness. Personally, I find great joy and happiness in both yoga and meditation. After the course I felt great contentment, and, it still lingers the feeling of being able to do the course. I am so greatful Ceresoli, with 40 years experience,Continue reading “Lessons from Glenn Ceresoli @ Yoga Yoga”

Sanskrit workshop – Moritz Ulrich @ Jivamukti Stavanger

The third day was packed with setting the vowels and consonants together. It is structured quite mathematically, but it is kind of easy to forget the simple rules when you are in the middle of it. Moritz Ulrich said just practice the letters with chanting and we can try to write every letter according toContinue reading “Sanskrit workshop – Moritz Ulrich @ Jivamukti Stavanger”

Sanskrit Workshop – Moritz Ulrich @ Jivamukti Stavanger

My first ever language workshop in yoga! To understand some of the sounds in the Devanagari alphabet is maybe not high on the list for a beginner of yoga. But, as you progress and see how beautiful Sanskrit sounds and looks then you might become intrigued. Moritz Ulrich thought us the alphabet and the soundContinue reading “Sanskrit Workshop – Moritz Ulrich @ Jivamukti Stavanger”

Bhagavad Gita (5) Christian Paaske @ Yoga for Alle

Lesson 5 is recorded before Christmas and is chapter 4 in the Bhagavad Gita. What you believe in is not important as long as you open the door of love. The three Gunas, which are qualities or attributes of the mind, are: Sattva; knowledge and inspiration –> balance Rajas; activity and action  –> movement Tamas;Continue reading “Bhagavad Gita (5) Christian Paaske @ Yoga for Alle”

Bhagavad Gita (4) Christian Paaske @ Yoga for Alle

Lesson 4 is about chapter 2 and 3. Chapter 2 and 3 emphasis two roads to freedom. Jnana yoga and Karma yoga, the road of knowledge and the road of action. According to the road of knowledge, you ought to be an example to follow. You don’t have to “spread” the knowledge just live in accordanceContinue reading “Bhagavad Gita (4) Christian Paaske @ Yoga for Alle”