We all have varying degrees of 50 or more types of pleasure in this world. Some of these pleasures last seconds, some days and some feel like the deepest sense of constant joyful inner peace. The satisfaction of momentary pleasures like a favourite cake or a glass of wine tend to fade as we allow … Continue reading Autumn outside, spring inside!
Most of us often live like robots. For example, if someone is rude we might scream back or use another automatic defence program. Our loved ones might make us feel upset and then we can't stop eating comfort food or enjoying that extra glass of wine. A good way to break the robotic programs is … Continue reading Cognitive flexibility
Invest in yourself! After many weeks in quarantine I have now touched on the bright side of this, which is plenty of time for studies. The shining light of knowledge makes everything sane, bright and hopeful. This feels like an opportunity to work on ourselves a little bit, retrieving our inner power and restructuring out … Continue reading Invest in yourself
It probably doesn't make much sense to most people that I wake up at 4.30 every morning to practice yoga. In the past it didn't make sense even for me. But I did it anyway. It's obviously not about the physical body, otherwise 45 minutes 3 times a week with proper diet would be enough … Continue reading Connection to Divine Source
Dear Sweethearts, I was in my bubble of denial about COVID 19 until I noticed that so many places are closing down. Personally I am very happy to keep teaching as usual, but now it doesn't look possible as there is fear and police control on the streets. Please let me know if you would … Continue reading Enforced holidays
I choose to look at everything as a blessing in my life, as I truly believe that ultimately all will unfold in the best possible way. Patanjali called doubt one of the great poisons of the mind and it will rise up once in while. When it does I look up at the infinite … Continue reading Tune your vision towards the bright side!
There is nothing more magnificent than the feeling of inner peace with a heart full of love. That's the feeling which yoga practice can awaken. For me, completely different feelings are triggered when the alarm goes off at 4.30 am! But the anticipation of connecting to inner peace makes me jump out of bed with … Continue reading Glorious mornings!
We are creatures of habit. Apparently a surprising amount of daily life is dominated by robotic unconscious habits. Without sufficient awareness and conscious intervention these patterns tend to be reinforced over and over again. Repeating negatively established belief patterns and habits from childhood may attract relationships or other situations in life which perpetuate a negative … Continue reading
Buddha statues all over the world give the impression that yoga and meditation will bring a sweet smile of tranquility. The inconvenient reality is that inner peace isn't always easy to achieve as long as unresolved negativity like frustration and anger continue to bubble up to the surface. Some people welcome this challenge while others … Continue reading Emotional fire!
Yoga is a practice of body, mind, emotional and spiritual integration. It goes beyond muscles, bones and ligaments. It’s not an ego game or some fancy stretching or even fun exercise. It's about the oneness of body and Soul. Breath is the transient and the most important part of the practice. During yoga practice … Continue reading Diving deeper!