Ashtanga Master & Spiritual Teacher
Currently Laruga directs the Ashtanga Yoga Mysore program at Yogayama in Stockholm, Sweden and teaches workshops and retreats internationally. Connect with her directly at Laruga Yoga, read her blog at Peace Love Yoga, and watch her videos on her YouTube channel.
How does doing yoga make you feel?
Practicing yoga makes me feel centered and more connected to my higher self.
How long have you been doing yoga?
I’ve been practicing yoga for a total of 20 years. 18 of those years have been in the Ashtanga yoga style.
Why did you start doing yoga?
I began doing yoga because of my curiosity about the nature of the practice and its healing benefits for both the body and mind.
What is your favorite type of Yoga? Which type are you best at?
Ashtanga yoga in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and R. Sharath Jois of Mysore, India.
What don’t you like about yoga (if anything)?
What do you love about yoga?
How often do you do yoga?
The goal is to practice yoga everyday, all the time, but in terms of my asana (physical posture) practice, I practice 6 days a week.
Do you eat before or after yoga? What do you usually eat?
I eat after yoga because it is important to have an empty stomach when practicing yoga.