Patanjali Yoga Sutra I.47
Prayatna shaithilya ananta samapattibhyam
Perfection in Asanas is reached only when the effort to perform it becomes effortless and an infinite being is reached.
The concept of “effortless effort” in yoga refers to the practice of exerting considerable effort and working hard to achieve different goals. However, according to Patanjali, the ultimate aim is to attain a state where effort becomes effortless, meaning that one can perform actions without sweating or feeling pressured to assume certain poses. This state ultimately leads to a sense of tranquility and unity. Teacher Olop will guide as through various asanas to experience this concept:
A highly esteemed lyengar yoga teacher who is widely recognized in Bali and throughout Asia. Born in Surabaya in 1965, Olop has had the privilege of studying under the guidance of Guruji Sri B.K.S lyengar, Sri Gitaji, and Sri Prashantji during his numerous visits to Pune. Olop’s journey in yoga began in the early 1990s under the tutelage of Judith Adank, a senior lyengar teacher from Switzerland.
Olop’s teaching exudes grace and humour, providing meticulous instructions that harmonise with the body. He encourages students to strive for greater heights without imposing himself upon them. He effortlessly connects with practitioners of all levels and joyfully imparts his extensive knowledge of yoga’s mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions. Olop’s primary teaching space is his own home studio, located in the lush gardens of Seminyak, Bali. He also actively conducts classes and workshops around the world, such as Australia, China, Europe, India, Japan, the Maldives, Taiwan, and the United States.