Body and mind go hand in hand, even if it might be subtle. When the body is sick, the mind is uneasy, when the mind is stressed, it reflects on the body. This category is all about things like power of thought, relaxation and self development.

Yoga How To: One Legged King Pigeon Pose

Yoga How To Do King Pigeon Pose
Eka - One Raja - King Kapota - Pigeon Asana - Posture   There are some basics which apply to almost any asana: • shoulders away from ears • activated core • jaw relaxed 😎 • breath smooth + even • move out of the pose the same way you got into it   In Eka Pada Rajakapotasana - One Legged King Pigeon Pose - you also want to have your back leg straight behind you, not drawing outwards, and activated. You also want to be pulling your legs in towards each other which will help you to keep your hips and torso square to the front while opening the chest wide and dropping the shoulders down.

10 Minute Yoga Flow : Find Your Balance

Yoga Flow - Finde Dein Gleichgewicht
If you're feeling out of balance, be it emotionally, physically or generally in life / working too much, thinking too much, playing to little, resting too little, then pleeease take 10 minutes, come onto the mat/rug/grass/anywhere flat with me, and recalibrate. This 10 Minute Yoga Flow is for beginners and intermediate yogis and yoginis. Enjoy each breath. YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

Yoga: How To Do Uttanasana

how to do uttananasa
ut = intense tan = to stretch or extend asana = pose Like all inversions, Uttanasana - Standing Forward Bend - has a calming effect. It lengthens your hamstrings and activates your inner thighs. There are some basics which apply to almost any asana: • shoulders away from ears ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • activated core⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • jaw relaxed 😎⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • breath smooth + even ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ • move out of the pose the same way you got into it In Uttanasana, you also want to have your feet hip width apart and make sure you bend from the waist, straightening the back on your inhale, and aiming your chest towards your shins and folding your torso over your legs on your exhale. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If...

Yoga: Time Your Savasana

How to find Savasana Time
If you practise yoga with video sequences, you may have noticed that Savasana is often skipped or kept very short, and all the relaxation you had created disappears before you can say Namaste. And even if I did stay flat on the mat, I would soon get fidgety and start to worry how much time had passed, and whether I was already late for the next commitments of my day. Recently I figured out how to stay in Savasana longer, with more calmness than ever:   Counting the breath The key is to first time how long one breath cycle takes, the total of one inhale and one exhale. Once you know how many breaths you take in one minute, you simply count your breaths...

Better than a New Year’s resolution

This time it's going to be different - is what we say every New Year's Eve, at the first of the month or beginning of the week. And then it all stays the same after all once again, maybe with a short flicker of change, but overall, same same and we are frustrated for not getting anywhere with our great plans and hopes and dreams, again. So here is what you could try instead of writing the 100th to-do list or resolution that'd probably look quite similar to the last one. Let me know how it goes :)

Float Tank: total relaxation for body + mind

I love being in water, especially if it is warm and clear and I can float in it. And I love being relaxed - well, who doesn't, right? (Actually, some people are addicted to drama, but that's a different story). So when I discovered flotation tanks, also known as sensory deprivation tanks, I was super intrigued and booked myself in straight away. What is a flotation tank? Flotation tanks are containers filled with warm, very salty water. So salty actually, that the water is dense enough for you to  ... you guessed it, float! To filter out any noise, the containers close - they are super easy to open again, and the inside is also equipped with some light source that you can control from the...

Yoga Flow: Hips wide open

This yoga practise is all about getting more flexibility in your hips. :: Sitting at your desk a LOT, studying or getting your biz going? Take a quick time out with this 15 minute yoga flow I created - all about hip openers, perfect not only for office cowboys but also to release stored emotional blocks. :: Detoxing? A little bit of yoga is excellent when being on a cleanse, supporting your organs to get rid of toxins, as well as letting go of old emotional baggage. :: Preparation for advanced poses: this sequence is short and sweet, perfect to warm up without tiring yourself out, for more challenging asanas that require flexibility in the hips, such as Kala Bhairavasana, Eka Pada Rajakapotasana, Supta Virasana,...

Food for thought: “What if … ?” by Bex Tyrer

As the sunsets on an island in Bahia so it can rise in Bali...What if I could let it all just be? What if I was already “good” enough? What if I had no regrets? What if I allowed the precious memories of the past to simply provide power for the present? What if I stopped planning the future? What if I were to trust fully in the divinity of all? What if I Didn’t. Worry. About. Anything. ? What if I really did make the most of every “opportunity”? What if I could give without giving myself away? What if I could receive without feelings of inadequacy? What if I could forgive myself? What if I let go of all judgments and bowed in...

Listen to your heart – here is why

What do you listen to more - your heart or your thoughts? are you a super rational person, or do you let yourself be guided by your intuition? Your heart beats 108.000 times a day - one hundred and eight thousand! With an average of 70 beats per minute, times 60 times 24 it really adds up to this incredible number, daily. For the longest time, Western medicine believed the heart to be nothing more but a muscle which pumps blood through your body, providing it with oxygen. Then studies and research discovered, that statements like "having a broken heart" or "my heart is overflowing with joy" have more to it than initially thought. 40.000 afferent neurones are located in your heart - the so-called...

How to outsmart supermarkets’ manipulations that influence your shopping choices

70% of all shopping decisions you make are not rational but emotional choices, coming from a gut feeling. Scientific studies have also shown how specific triggers affect you in grocery stores and what customary behaviour patterns you exhibit while shopping. Marketing experts and supermarket strategists obviously take advantage of that as their goal is to increase your spending. This article is about such strategies in order for you to not fall into those traps again next time you do your groceries – and how to shop smarter instead!

Yin Yoga Class – 50 minutes of relaxing your body & unwinding your mind

Holistic Wellbeing is not all about the food you eat. This is why I am super happy to introduce you to my first online yoga session! It is a yin class for 50 minutes and suitable for anyone – no need to be a yoga pro or a pretzel by nature. This class is absolutely suitable for beginners. Yin Yoga is the balance for yang yoga practice, yang being anything fast, powerful, sweaty. Yin Yoga focuses its attention and stimulation deeper than muscle or superficial tissues (yang tissues). Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize on internal heat, and have the stretching and tightening of our muscles in focus. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective…