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  Another Yoga giant, B.K.S. Iyengar, has moved into a larger territory. I would like to remember him, since he is such an important figure in the Yoga world, in a slightly different way.He and Vanda were great friends. I wish you could have seen the...

The first photo was taken by Arturo Patten and given to me as a gift when we were taking photos for Vanda’s book in 1990. Before she started, Vanda, as always when teaching, readjusted my body so it would be able to respond more fully,...

  To do Yoga outside is such an experience! We have this opportunity in summer and it is very refreshing and regenerating. In the first years when I practiced outside, I realized that it took quite a lot of concentration. It can be very distracting: the...

  Often in the world of Yoga, we seek a quiet isolated place to practice Pranayama as suggested by Patanjali. What happens if you do not find yourself in these ideal conditions? Would you stop practicing? No, of course not. You would begin to practice by...

Has it ever crossed your mind that what you is doing (your practice,your efforts, all of the attempts you are making to have somethingmeaningful come forward in your Yoga), are pretty much in vain? It’s the practice and your spirit that need “allegria” as we say...

The wonderful school and home to many children who might very easilybe living on the streets or worse, if they had not had the opportunityto be sent to Ramana’s Garden in Rishikesh, India, was the subject ofmy post on May 24. We were very impressed...

One of the first things a Yoga teacher learns is the importance of arriving well before her lesson starts. She or he should be changed into Yoga clothes and if possible, have done a few positions to get into the spirit of the lesson which...

“The stars you see at night are the unblinking eyes of sleeping elephants” The elephant of my logo leads me to share an experience I had with some astonishing, inspiring and unique photos. The occasion was The Venice Biennale of 2002. Colbert’s photographic exhibition, entitled, “Ashes...

I love my Logo. It was created almost 40 years ago and embodies thesymbols that I wanted to represent me: the sun with its rays, anelephant and a dolphin. I wanted an elephant because it is such a powerful and royal animal.It helps remove obstacles and...

Our next destination was the Kullu Valley to experience Lalit Kamar's welcoming place at Jibhi Adventures (the name of his small town). I met him last year in Goa when he attended my seminar. When he spoke about the mountains, which are 1,850 meters high,...