By: mittyoga | May 18, 2019

Vipassana is a Pali word, vipasyana in Sanskrit can be translated as „insight” or “clear seeing”, “seeing deeply”.

The history goes back centuries. 20-century vipassana movement is developed by Ledi Sayadaw and U Vimala and popularised by Mahasi Sayadaw, V.R Dhiravamsa, and S.N. Goenka.

Shortly, Vipassana is a meditation technique and necessary element of the Buddhist training. Goenka described Vipassana meditation as an experiential scientific practice, in which one observes the constantly changing nature of the mind and body at the deepest level, through which one gains profound self-knowledge that leads to a truly happy and peaceful life. Courses start with observation and natural (not controlled) breath, which allows the mind to become co...

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By: mittyoga | April 09, 2019

Looking forward to teaching again after three months travelling in South East Asia!

I am sitting at the Gardermoen airport in Oslo, waiting for my flight to little sweet Molde.
I have 5 hours here to prepare myself for my classes tonight and also to reflect my feelings about moving back to Molde. Travelling alone in Asia has been an amazing experience! I visited countries like Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Indonesia. I had enough time to explore. Travelling solo is nice, you can do exactly what you want and when you want. You can always chat with people via Skype, Messenger, WhatsApp and locals have also been very friendly and open to talk about their countries and life. I met some old friends and got some new friends! I was almost ten days...

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By: mittyoga | March 16, 2019

Pho bo - Hanoi traditional beef noodle (soup)

The key is to boil good broth, it is easy bat it takes time. Many ingrediences are used here like star anis, cinnammon, cardamon, coriander, grilled bones, garlic, shallot, onion, sugar cane. Beef lean was marinated with ginger, garlic, pepper, fish sauce and oyster sauce and and boild only 30 seconds in broth.

Bun cha - Hanoi traditional grilled pork noodle (meat balls)

Minced pork belly was marinated with lemongrass, garlic, shallot, fish sauce, oyster sauce, pepper, sugar, honey, then shaped into balls and grilled.

Nem ran - Fried spring rolls

The filling of spring rolls was very interesting - shiitake mushrooms, glass noodle, carrot, been sprout, minced pork shoulder, shallot, fish sauce, pepper.


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By: mittyoga | March 12, 2019

Po Nagar Temple tower founded sometime before 781 C.E. It is dedicated to Yan Po Nagar, the goddess of the country, who came to be identified with the Hindu goddesses Bhagavati and Mahishasuramardini, and who in Vietnamese is called Thiên Y Thánh Mâu.

So,  here I am, walking around, and sweating  a lot because of  the hot weather and tension. I have desided to take some yoga photos here, but the place is crowded. Tourists from all over the world with selfie sticks, professional cameras, phones, taking pictures of  temple, each other and yourself. I feel sick,  embarrassed and I want to give up my  plan.  I sit down in the shade and remaind myself my  purpose. It is to take advantage of s...

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By: mittyoga | March 10, 2019


The Golden Bridge is a 150-metre-long  pedestrian bridge in the Ba Na Hills, near Da Nang. It is designed to connect the cable car station with the gardens and to provide a scenic overlook and tourist attraction. The bridge loops nearly back around to itself, and has two giant stone hands designed to appear to support the structure.  The bridge opened in June 2018. Ba Na Hills is located 1489 m high on Nui Chua mountain, is a famous hill station and resort. The station, founded in 1919 by frensh colonists, intended to build it as a leisure destination for French tourists.  

There is Frensh village, flower garden, 100 years old wine cellar, Pagoda, 27 meter tall statue of Buddha and Fantasy park....

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