Why did you start practicing?
I have always had a fascination towards yoga. Before starting the word resonated as an interesting exotic workout. The reason I first stepped onto the mat was that I wanted new things to happen and to develop personally in a new direction.
Why Astanga and Mysore style practice?
I was looking for a yoga style that not only focused on seated meditation, but would also provide physical challenges.
What inspires you to keep practicing?
Practicing feels natural for me, yet I feel challenged at the same time. I can feel the mental and physical progress. Every time I practice I find the feeling of peace.
What are the benefits of the practice for you?
I use the breath awareness both on and off the mat to help me be calm and centered in difficult situations. Through these years of regular practice I’ve definitely evolved to a different person than when I started. I’m not sure if I can only credit yoga, but the practice has certainly helped me to be nowadays more grounded, more in peace with myself and more relaxed.
Keywords: Astanga Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Copenhagen København
”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