Summer in the city

I always underestimate how much weather influences my well-being. It is a beautiful sunny Sunday today. We hit the playground in the morning, splashed a bit in the fountain on the way home and now my son is out in the back planting some seeds while I get to do some housework (and sneaking some…

Yoga in my bedroom

Have I mentioned that I have now taken to practicing in my cosy bedroom? Yes, it is still messy and not nearly as Om as I would like, but I can close the door behind me and actually practice in the evening. Last week I finally checked out Eoin Finn’s podcasts. He is a surfer…

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…

Very Germanic Yoga

A Canadian Yogi friend of mine asked me the other day what the German Yoga scene is like. It has been very interesting to experience essentially the same philosophy in a different cultural context. I started out with a few Bikram classes in Berlin when we stayed there. And while I can see the appeal…