Why did you start practicing?
For a long time I had like a secret crush on yoga. I found it interesting, both inside and outside, without really knowing too much about it. After a period of not feeling like my best self, I woke up one Sunday morning and just wanted to start the practice of yoga “right here, right now”.
Why Astanga and Mysore style practice?
When I started yoga, I didn´t know much about the different styles. I searched for yoga in my area, and MYC came up. I went there, with an open mind and heart, without knowing what to expect.
I had not heard about Mysore style before, and my previous encounters were only with guided classes. I must admit that at first I was a little skeptical about the concept, but just after the first session I was sold!
Mysore style is a fantastic way to practice and grow with yoga. You connect with your teacher in a special way through the individual teaching and still get that special power from practicing together with other people.
What inspires you to keep practicing?
The way yoga makes me feel, both in my body and mind. It’s an endless practice, that keeps on challenging and rewarding me physically and mentally.
”Do your practice and all is coming.” ― Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
”Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind.” ― Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
"Astanga yoga is 99 percent practice, one percent theory." ― Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
”Everyone can practice Astanga yoga. Except lazy people.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois
"Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is." ― Bhagavad Gita
“The mind is restless and difficult to restrain, but it is subdued by practice.” ― Bhagavad Gita
“Asana practise is for 2 hours. Yoga practise is for 24 hours.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois
”When the mind is quiet, the asana is correct.” ― Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
”This is not a gym, you are not here to work out. You are here to bring peace to yourself, to know who you are.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois
”With practice anything is possible.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois
“The mind acts like an enemy for those who do not control it.” ― Bhagavad Gita