Choose Your Own Adventure In Life

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Life. Why are we here, and what is our purpose?

People have tried to answer this complex question for all of human history, but I don’t know if any of us can ever do this. Is it even possible for there to be just one answer that works for everyone, or is there even a need to answer it at all. All I know is that we’re all here in this universe for a short period of time, and that life should be lived to the fullest. Each of us should be free to follow our own paths, pursue our own passions, and determine for ourselves what is of value.
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Beginning A Yoga Practice: The Challenges & How to Overcome Them

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Many people who are looking to start yoga normally have two main concerns: where to start and the thought of not being flexible enough. Both of which can make yoga seem daunting. As a yogini, and particularly a yoga teacher hearing someone say “I can’t do yoga, I am not flexible enough” is one of the most bothersome things to hear. Only because the asana practice (postures) is not at all about being flexible! The practice of the postures is to help gain flexibility and strength within the body.
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Pregnancy Friendly Exercises: Calming Breathing Exercise ‘Alternate Nostril Breathing’

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Alternate nostril breathing is a calming and balancing exercise. It is amazing for anyone and absolutely safe to be practiced by pregnant women. It is great for those new to breathing exercises or meditation. I find that alternate nostril breathing is extremely helpful in calming the mind, even on days where my thoughts won’t stop running through my head. I like to practice it also on days where I feel a little down. It truly helps to concentrate and find ease.
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How Do You Treat Your Self? Reflecting on Non- violence in Daily Life.

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We all have heard about violence and shocking stories depicting acts of violence, where one wonders how one human can be that cruel with another human or other living beings. How often however have you reflected on how violent or non- violent you are in your daily life, including with your self? In this post I will share my thoughts on violence and how non- violence can be manifested in daily life and how it can be incorporated into daily activities, leading to be softer with your self and others, expressing more love in all sorts of areas of life. In this article I focus on non- violence towards the self. What I am writing is a result of different fields and schools of thoughts I have learned from and my own reflection.
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The Beginning of a New Journey: Trauma- Sensitive Yoga Certification

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After two and a half weeks in the US I am back in Germany for a few days before we will fly back to Tel Aviv, after three months abroad. My trip to the US has been inspiring on so many levels. I got to spend time in big cities and in the nature. The most important part and reason for the trip though was Boston, where I started the certification program to become an instructor for trauma sensitive yoga. Last week marked the beginning of the seven-month program, which left me feeling so excited for all the learning to come.
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Beginning a Yoga Practice

P1050644The practice of yoga is a beautiful one, which truly enriches one’s life. I can tell you from my own experience. There are so many ideas, expectations, and stereotypical opinions around yoga, which unfortunately prevent many from practicing yoga. In this post I will address some of those, talk a bit about why yoga is for everyone and give some tips for those of you who would like to begin a regular yoga practice or just try it out, but are not sure how to. I will be focusing on the physical practice of yoga in this post, though it is important for me to mention that yoga is not just limited to the physical practice, but includes all aspects of life.
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Being Present: Why the Here & Now is so Meaningful

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In the past days Marcos and me have given two different classes covering the topic of mindfulness, one workshop at Adidas Runbase in Berlin and one Extended Masterclass at Damn Good Yoga in Hamburg. I deeply believe in the concept of mindfulness, because I myself know how living mindfully positively influences one’s well- being. Mindfulness is so powerful because it allows us to connect to our self and takes us to the present moment. In this post I will explore the meaning of being in the here and now and why it is so important.
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Clean Body – Clear Mind

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Today is number two of three days of juicing for me. Doing a detox helps us release toxins and reboot on many levels. When speaking about detox many mention the physical benefits, such as improved digestion, improved energy, healthy skin, a stronger immune system, and better blood circulation. While a detox definitely holds the potential of such benefits I find it just as important to mention the mental benefits. We do not only accumulate toxins in our bodies, but in our minds as well and just as important as the health of our body, is the well- being of our mind.
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‘You Must Be a Yoga Expert Now!’- How My Friends’ Reaction Helped Me to Gain Even More From My Experience in India

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One of the most frequent comments I have been hearing from friends and family after returning from India and telling them about the three different amazing courses we did (Yoga anatomy with Gary Carter, Ashtanga Yoga Retreat with Mark Robberds and Laruga Glaser, 300hr Yoga Teacher Training) is: You must be a yoga pro now, a real yogi!
By ‘yoga pro’ and ‘real yogi’ they mean me being able to do very advanced postures- upside down, twisted, arm balances… I did learn a lot about the physical practice of yoga and improved my own practice, but much more important than that was Read More