Sometimes words can have a major effect. They bungee jump right into your heart and leave you a little bedazzled. That’s what happened when I read these words about vulnerability for the first time. They softened every little place in my heart, putting its gateways wide open, and with much enthusiasm said: Hey, vulnerability! Welcome in, my friend.
We all hold a super tool inside of ourselves, that is impactful, free of charge and accessible at all times: our breath. Yet, the breath is so often undervalued. Our breath has an immense impact on our physical, mental and emotional well-being. It directly influences our brain, nervous system, emotions and heart rate. So it is worth to understand the power of our breath and learn how we can use it to our advantage, in order to support ourselves throughout the day.
How standing still can actually help you progress. Our human brain has a tendency to overestimate its power to ‘do it all’, doesn’t it? The last few weeks I found my mind being absorbed with 7 different yoga & writing projects. There was simply much to do in a short amount of time. My first reaction? BringContinue reading “Wisdom in the pause”
A story about duck faces and dopamine. But most of all: the importance of embracing joy in our lives.
How does one come to an enlightened mind? According to Bashar, that begins with one simple step: lightening up on yourself first. Having a good laugh at your quirky side, your imperfections, your silliness and the lemons life has thrown into your courtyard. After all: “those who can laugh at themselves, will never cease to be amused!”
Eh, what…? I know, sounds…. abstract. Even weird perhaps. Funny for sure. And trust me, there was definitely some eyebrow-raising going on, when I heard about jellyfishing for the first time. But despite my initial reaction, I can tell you without a doubt: this is such a practical and effective tool that has made life and yoga much moreContinue reading “Jellyfish your way through (yoga) life”
The struggle we all face. Feeling ‘heavy’? Just want to crash out after a long day of work? Feeling too tired, overwhelmed or unfocused to workout? Do you want to be active, but have no clue where to start in this jungle of online offerings? Or do you struggle finding time at all? Congrats, youContinue reading “How to move when you’re not motivated?”
Yoga with balloons? Sure! Monday we made our LIVE Yin practice a little extra festive. Cause, why not? There is always something to celebrate, right? Even if it’s ‘just’ the fact that we are alive and kicking, something that we often take for granted, but is so fragile. Especially in these Corona times. I turned 31Continue reading “Time to celebrate!”
One of the essential principles I like to highlight in my yoga (classes) and when making life choices. How often do we tend to overdo things? Overperform? Push ourselves like crazy, instead of allowing things to unfold and simply surf along? 🏄🏽♀️ . The funny – and paradoxal – thing is that the more weContinue reading “Flowing, not forcing”
I love this exciting feeling when I walk down the stairs and see a postcard on the doormat. This week a sweet and supporting card from my mother. She wrote: ‘Just be patient and everything will fall into place. And remember: if life gives you a 100 reasons to cry, show it a 1000 reasons toContinue reading “‘100 cry’s, 1000 smiles’”
Do you find yourself wide awake in the middle of the night? Or can’t fall asleep to begin with? Do you experience moments of hurry, rush and stress during your day-to-day life? Then the 4-7-8 breathing practice is your beloved friend! Want to meet him? Here it goes! How? Make sure you sit up straight,Continue reading “4-7-8 Calming breath”