Yoga zur Entspannung-Neuer Kurs beginnt am 24. November

Jeder von uns ist wie die Wellen und auch wie das Wasser. Manchmal sind wir aufgeregt, unruhig und aufgewühlt wie Wellen. Manchmal sind wir ruhig wie ein stilles Gewässer. Wenn das Wasser ruhig ist, spiegelt es den blauen Himmel, die Wolken und die Bäume. –Thich Nhat Hanh (Einfach entspannen, 2016) Yoga zur Entspannung Immer dann,…

Do more of what makes you happy: Hug a tree!

I love trees. These living things have always fascinated me. The different shapes, sizes and personalities they display. One of my favorite trees is the Ginkgo tree, also known as maidenhair tree, which I just found out. The leaves turn a beautiful yellow in fall. There happen to be quite a few Ginkgo trees around…

Do more of what makes you happy…

It’s been an awfully long time since I wrote down anything personal. And so I feel rather awkward trying to tap into this joy that has spread out inside of me. I played piano at my friend’s house. On this beautiful immaculate instrument… I have admired it ever since I visited her for the first…

Day 24: Settling in

I am more than half way through my attempt at 40 days of yoga practice and found this week that five days on and two off worked with everything else going on. I even managed to avoid too much protest of my son in the morning. With all these other things on my mind, I…

Letting go

Last weekend I had my third yoga teacher training session. We had a different instructor this time and that always changes the dynamics. It was very interesting. Lots of good work with standing poses. It made me feel very grounded and connected but also left me yearning for some growth or maybe just the need to become…

Didn’t see that one coming…

Sunday morning. We started with a heart chakra meditation today. And I distinctively remember thinking to myself: oh no, I am going to get emotional. Well, little did I know how emotional… Rewind… Saturday afternoon. We were doing some spine loosening exercises that involved kicking one foot forward while swinging the arms overhead in the…

I walk and I breath…

I walk and I breathe. In. Out. Close off my right nostril. Then my left. There, finally, I can breathe properly, evenly. I slow down. My thoughts and my movement. The thoughts keep coming. Ham-sa. In. Out. I started a walking meditation on my way to work. 15 minutes not thinking, planning, rushing, trying to…