I strongly believe we all have the potential to evolve into the most expansive and authentic version of ourselves so we can then fulfill our heartfelt dreams. We possess all the tools, but distractions can limit our progress. We need to devote ourselves to the discipline of spiritual practice in order to bring harmony between … Continue reading We are powerful but distracted
Without inner peace, material wealth can seem a little empty. Daily spiritual practice is a way to honour ourselves. Before discovering yoga I would plan a holiday every year, scratching my head deciding what country to visit. These days my dharma calls me back to India. For the last 8 years I have travelled there … Continue reading My dharma
My sweetheart brother recently came to visit me. He thinks of me as some kind of freak from the health police as am always giving him 'helpful' suggestions! Naturally I really want him to be the best version of himself and I come from a place of compassion and kindness about his smoking, drinking and … Continue reading Addictions
Body weight is all in the mind. Even some beautiful slim students ask me if they can lose weight with yoga. My focus was never on boring numbers on the scales. I don't believe in them; I believe in the graceful integration between Body, Mind and Soul. I also believe in taming the mind through … Continue reading It’s not my food.
I count my blessings to be able to spend time by the sea between yoga classes; it's been my sanctuary for the last 8 years. A couple of days ago I was there as usual, but on this occasion I woke up to discover my phone was not in my bag. I had made … Continue reading Something good is coming to you!
Yoga is my energetic shower pouring from the sky every day. The real practice is beyond muscles, bones and joints. It's not physical for me at all, otherwise my mind would be bored already a million times over. The magic is invisible. It's connection to the Source and a taste of abundant joy and love! … Continue reading The inner guide
We moved again. Everybody loved this idea except our ginger cat Lui. He came to us as a kitten and from day one we made him feel like the whole world spins around him. I know it's totally my fault, but I couldn't resist those green eyes which always gave him licence to be … Continue reading If we love them, set them free!
There is a custom in India to leave your shoes outside the house, yoga shala, temple or any sacred space. It feels familiar to me as it's the same thing we do in Latvia (although probably it's more about hygiene there than anything else). I was caught by surprise at the Melukote temple 7 years … Continue reading Park your shoes outside, Honey!
The movement of planets seems to influence every one of us in specific ways. There are plenty of interesting transitions for me in 2018, with several planets retrograding etc. On top of all that the regular full moon and new moon come and go with an eclipse or two thrown in just to add a … Continue reading Pray. Meditate. Do yoga.
I accepted not being flexible as a child, but being the Latvian national fitness champion gave me the illusion I was at least strong. Then I found yoga, or maybe yoga found me! My poor ego was crushed within 5 minutes. I had some muscles but no communication or integration between them. I couldn't do … Continue reading The whole Universe is within us!