Yin poses

Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures, or asanas, that are held for longer periods of time—for beginners, it may range from 45 seconds to two minutes; more advanced practitioners may stay in one asana for five minutes or more (Wikipedia)

With the help of Tummee and the book of Noorloos I have made a reference sheet of the most common yin yoga poses on one A4.
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YepYoga’s guide to Canggu

It’s almost over. But first six days in Canggu

  • Yogaschools ! Prices are for a drop-in class in INR, 100k = 100.000 rupiah (ca. $7,50 / € 7,00), most schools have cheaper multiple class passes)
    • Serenity – guesthouse with single and double rooms and dormbeds offering yoga. Huge population of yogi’s. (100k) – see my review
    • The Practice Bali – beautiful studio with a lot of bamboo offering a wide range of classes (130k)
    • Samadi Bali – 3 classes a day, a Sunday ecomarket and a wide range of extra activities. Also retreats, YTT’s etc. (130k)
    • Desa Seni – a luxery resort offering yoga (140k). If there’s a copy of heaven on earth, it might be Desa Seni (see here a nice blogpost with photos)
    • The chillhouse – surf, mountainbike.. and yoga – (120k)
    • theCangguStudio – fitness studio which offers a couple of yogaclasses per week.
    • Pranava yoga @ Matra guesthouse
    • Batu Bolong Beach  – at fridays acroyoga jams at Old Men`s Surfspot

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Thanks you, anonymous lady in the ricefield

This anonymous lady in the ricefield opened a world for me…

When I was young we used to live in a rural area surrounded by a lot of farmers. We even had some baby pigs in our house who couldn’t stay with their mother. But until now I never realized all the effort mad to put my food on the table.

As kid I never understood why people prayed before eating. “But mom, you bought it in the supermarket and not God”. Still I don’t believe in the classical God, but I become more and more aware of the Universal Energy.

Now I’m here I South East Asia and see a lot of people working very hard for our food under difficult circumstances. The rice I see in the supermarket once has been yielded on a beautiful green rice field far away by people working their ass off literally in the mud.

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Song meaning Occidentali’s Karma

This song won the San Remo festival in Italy. It’s about how we in the West use eastern philosophies:”It’s about the approach that we have in the West in searching inner peace. We try to approach the eastern practices and in doing so we are a bit awkward. For the other cultures we will always be a bit ‘tourists’“.

Below an interpratation, translated from Significato Canzoni.it

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Intuitive flow – Ubud

In Ubud there are around ten yoga studios. Intuitive Flow is the smallest of the big three and has been recommended by one of my friends. Intuitive flow is founded by Linda Madani. Her lineage is yoga pranala (“a combination of asana, pranayama, meditation, mudra pranala (Balinese qi gong) and yoga nidra”), gentle with a clear spiritual side which can be seen in all the classes I have followed.

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