I was not in the mood

I was so not in the mood to leave my home that morning. Feeling so heavy and paralyzed like this morning happens in a decade once. Sip your coffee and then decide if you go, I thought. Then I thought, still not in the mood to move: Shower and then deci…

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I like selfies

Sometimes I read that people are very critical towards selfies. They suspect narcisissm. They find them boring, annoying or are not interested.I love selfies, because I remember a time where only pictures of politicians and actors/actresses were publis…

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Goal: kapotasana

When I think my goal is to learn kapotasana it implies much more than this. It implies to stay patient and optimistic i.e.. I exercise this asana now since more than 4 years. It’s easy to give up or to think that this pose won’t be possibl. I lear…

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New Buddhist Encyclopedia

As you may be aware, the Buddhist tradition has changed tremendously over the past few decades and will continue to change even more rapidly in to the future. It is therefore necessary to create new forms of Buddhism through, speech and actions in order to continue the strong traditions of Buddhism in the modern era

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Not everything can be explained

Not everything can be explained. Neither in science, nor in Ashtanga yoga.Today is a moon day. When I put on my shoes yesterday after practice I had a quick conversation with a yogi. It was about the moon days.If the moon has an influence on our practi…

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And? How was the practice today?

From the beginning on I felt stiff. Usually the stretching discomfort has a sweetness. I can stand and enjoy a lot of such boundary feelings. Today I had no tolerance for discomfort. It felt awful to stretch. I cannot find out a reason. It’s not import…

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60 years young and 3 students

I learned from a YouTube video with David Swenson, that P. Jois was 60 years old when he had 3 students. And he kept teaching and teaching not gazing at any result. A world movement developed.For me this is encouraging. Too often we use age as an excus…

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The body is the boss

During the weekend I slept longer. I didn’t set the alarm clock. It was about 7am or 8am when I got up.So good that I practiced Ashtanga yoga on Sunday. It was about 12:30 pm when I started. I focused on second series. I had to check if I was still abl…

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The quality of the effort

Whatever I want to write is true and also not true. It all depends…….There are exceptions…….I start with cautious statements and perhaps I can also only describe my own experience. I practice only few asanas more than 6 years ago. Yet what has …

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Surprisingly good

It was a piece of cake to get out of bed this morning at 5am. I was so in anticipation to go to a Mysore class again that I got up as soon as the alarm clock woke me up.How will it be, was surely a thought that came up. My practice was surprisingly goo…

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