Practicing yoga in Mysore with Saraswathi – Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all (Part 2)

About my trip to India to study ashtanga yoga, where I found amazing friends and an Indian family, was happy all the time, discovered the best food in the world, and got a kick in the ass to continue my self-development. Part 2

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The rules and KPJAYI are quite strict. You need to sign up within 2-3 month before coming, but not earlier or sooner than a month, you need to arrive and register at a certain time before beginning practice, and you are not supposed to practice with any other teacher but your teacher (Saraswati or Sharath), otherwise the school has a right to kick you out. I have to say I did not know much about the school or teachers when I came, except for the fact that Pattabhi Jois was the one who started making yoga popular all over the world, which, I thought, was pretty cool and I liked the method, that is why I came. Continue reading “Practicing yoga in Mysore with Saraswathi – Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all (Part 2)”

Arriving in India – Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all (Part 1)

About my trip to India to study ashtanga yoga, found amazing friends and an Indian family, was happy all the time, discovered the best food in the world, and got a kick in the ass to continue my self-development. Part 1

I had been practicing ashtanga yoga on my own for about three month, doing many of the postures not exactly in the right way, when a friend told me he was planning to go to Mysore in winter. Why don’t I join? And I did. Continue reading “Arriving in India – Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all (Part 1)”

Why ashtanga yoga kicks ass

It hasn’t even been a year since I started practicing, and I do skip practice from time to time, but I can tell you why I wrote this – because ever since I had a crush on ashtanga yoga, I have been in love with it, and when you really love something, you want others to feel it too. Hope this inspires you to try at least once.  Continue reading “Why ashtanga yoga kicks ass”

When I am in love

When I am in love I fly to every place I need to go to, I bathe in the light of the ordinary and nothing scares me.

When I am in love, fresh laundry smells like cornflower fields and my thoughts get lost in a hidden temple in the Armenian mountains where I could sit next to you for hours enjoying sunshine without breaking silence between us. Continue reading “When I am in love”

Alternative vacation ideas

Fun and inexpensive ways to spend your holidays differently

Bored of sun bathing on the beach? Looking for a challenge that will keep you excited all the time? Choose a different way to spend your vacation this summer that will change your mindset and expand your horizon. Continue reading “Alternative vacation ideas”

Koh Tao ‘TO DO list’

Looking for a tropical paradise in Thailand? Check out Koh Tao and find an activity that suits you best.

Koh Tao is an island in the southeast part of the bay of Thailand. It is close to the other two bigger islands, Koh Phangan (famous for full moon parties) and Koh Samui. You can reach Koh Tao by bus or train from Bangkok to either Chumpon or Surat Thani and take a ferry from there. In Thai ‘Koh’ means island and ‘Tao’ means turtle, so supposedly it is the island of turtles, but since a couple of decades ago the island has been overdeveloped and flooded by tourists, the turtles almost disappeared. A freediving instructor who has been living in Koh Tao for the past five years said he had seen turtles twice and a shark once.

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No shampoo for five months!

After five months of no shampoo I don’t feel like ever using it again.

Surrounded and confused by all the challenges and hashtags from social media, I stumbled upon an article about how toothpaste had fluoride and was bad for you, and started making my own toothpaste. Then I found one about shampoo and other chemicals and decided, just out of curiosity, to stop using shampoo for a month. Continue reading “No shampoo for five months!”