yoga and photography by alan little

Yoga teacher Lino Miele (link to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga page)


photos & links
mysore diary
mysore shala photos
munich workshops

Kathakali dancer applying makeup, India (link to photo gallery)


india black & white
reviews & thoughts


what's new

25th July 2003

I have started a weblog, which will replace the “what's new” section on this page (and hopefully be updated rather more regularly)

24th July 2003

As part of a general modernisation of, I have converted this page from old-fashioned HTML 4 with tables to (relatively) state of the art XHTML with CSS. I originally wanted to use a lot more CSS for the site when I started three years ago, but at that time Netscape 4 was still fairly prevalent (over 30% of my page views) and it couldn't do CSS properly. Now it's down to about 3% and I don't care any more. Get Mozilla. (I do care if my CSS isn't working for Internet Explorer for Windows, but I don't have any means of checking that at the moment)

21st May 2003

My son Jack was born today. Spent the previous three months moving house and working hard to make the new place nice for him and his mother. No time to even think about writing anything or looking at pictures.

20th February 2003

Lori Sjollema, an acquaintance of mine from the Munich yoga scene, has moved to Marbella, in southern Spain, and is already hard at work organising yoga workshops there. Details.

19th January 2003

I was very busy in November and December with a couple of non-website related photo projects, hence very little new stuff here lately. I did, however, find time for a trip to Berlin to see the Ansel Adams at 100 exhibition.

Also finally got around to tidying up and posting some more photographic musings that I actually wrote when I was in Ireland last October.

14th January 2003

my friends Patrick and Gaby have opened a new jivamukti yoga school in Munich, which will also be offering some ashtanga classes. I wish them the greatest possible luck and success in their new venture.

14th January 2003

Robert Moses and Eddie Stern, the well-known New York ashtanga yoga teacher, are launching a new magazine, NamaRupa, dedicated to serious discussion of yoga and other Indian philosophical systems.

NAMARUPA, Categories of Indian Thought, is a new journal that seeks to record, illustrate, honor and comment on the many systems of knowledge, practical and theoretical, that have originated in the Indian sub-continent.

I am delighted to have been asked to produce a photo article for the first issue, and am very much looking forward to seeing some of the other interesting stuff that Eddie and Robert have lined up.

17th October 2002

another of the things I've been busy with lately was a trip to Ireland for my friends John & Graínne's wedding

15th October 2002

quiet here lately, have been busy with other things, one of which was a very interesting yoga workshop with Nancy Gilgoff

30th July 2002

yoga workshop photos - Sharon Gannon and David Life, jivamukti yoga workshop, Munich, 26th - 28th July 2002

2nd July 2002

quote of the week:

There are no rules of composition in photography; there are only good photographs!

(Ansel Adams, The Camera)

22nd June 2002

My very dear friends Pete & Doreen got married last month. I was the official photographer, and they've kindly allowed me to show a few of my personal favourite pictures.

17th June 2002

reorganised and updated my yoga links page

17th June 2002

quote of the (er) week:

… being human is incredibly difficult and cannot be mastered in one lifetime

(Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time)

21st May 2002

quote of the week:

Why bother to go out into the heat and cold of the real world and take even more pictures, adding to the millions that exist already, stored away in the electronic maze? … it takes a lot of courage (or arrogance) for any photographer to go out again and again taking even more pictures to add to the ever-growing abundance of photography.

(Thomas Höpker - circa 1980)

15th May 2002

My friend Patrick has been hard at work organising an impressive series of yoga workshops in Munich.

15th May 2002

quote of the week:

There are two possible courses to affluence. Wants may be “easily satisfied” either by producing much or desiring little.

(Marshall Sahlins, Stone Age Economics)

1st May 2002

quote of the week:

You look for the chaos in life until you find the chaos in your soul looking back at you in some sort of recognizable way, and then you look at & for that as long as you can until you have to look away.

Mysore city market

Ellis Vener, in a discussion about Garry Winogrand that no longer seems to be in the archives.

22nd April 2002

more India pictures - Mysore markets and, since I've decided I generally like my black & white pictures of India more than my colour ones at the moment, a separate India in black & white gallery

21st April 2002

I've started posting photos of the amazing ruined city of Hampi in India, colour and black & white

Hampi sunrise
21st April 2002

quote of the week:

Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.

(Edward Abbey, Beyond the Wall)

16th April 2002

yoga workshop photos - Raphael da Bora & Kirsten Germann

15th April 2002

quote of the week:

It's just seeing - at least the photography I care about. You either see or you don't see. The rest is academic. Anyone can learn how to develop.

Elliott Erwitt

2nd April 2002

Indian street photos exhibit

Mysore yoga shala
22nd March 2002

Mysore yoga shala photo exhibit

7th November 2001

I am in India studying yoga with Pattabhi Jois in Mysore until March. My Mysore Diary is the only page I will be updating while I am away

1st October 2001

photo gallery - Scottish landscapes exhibit

10th September 2001

yoga - index to yahoo ashtanga message board substantially updated

21st July 2001

new section of photography writing - book and exhibition reviews