Yoga Boundairies

Yoga Boundairies

Photo : Spinalonga Island When I started practicing yoga in 1998, I did not have any expectation, had no clue about Patanjali, never heard about Pattabhi jois and/or Krishnmacharya. I was a newbie, I just wanted to stretch and feel good. If at that time someone who...
Ahimsa concept

Ahimsa concept

Photo : Lord Mahavira – The torch bearer of Ahimsa Ahimsa is part of the Yamas, first limb of Yoga. Ahimsa is non violence. The word is derived from the Sanskrit root, hims – to strike, himsa, injury or harm – a-himsa is the opposit of it. No injury,...
Knees in Yoga

Knees in Yoga

Yoga is having bad reputation for knees. Almost everyone encountered pain in knees and specially in Ashtanga where knees are solicited during Marichyasana D. Marichyasana D is the Saint Graäl for all ashtangis, sometimes we are pushed into it but most of the time we...
Yoga and Backbending

Yoga and Backbending

For beginners back bending is a source of stress. Even though back bending is mostly what we see on social networks, ex aequo with all kind of hand stand, for many people back bending is not something that they look for. I have read in one post that we should not use...