Yoga offers us a profound philosophy that goes beyond our individual purposes. This philosophy inspires us to connect with the world around us, and to live according to values (the yamas) contributing to the bigger picture. One of those values is ahimsa, most often translated as 'non-violence'. The practice of ahimsa may promote altruism, thereby helping us to build a more compassionate and caring world. Read on to learn how!
When working from home these days, finding some balance in your lifestyle is very important to stay healthy. We know that yoga offers many tools to balance your body and mind. However, on a busy day, it may be hard to take time for your yoga practice. How do you manage to do some yoga when you need it most? Here's some ideas on integrating the yoga lifestyle into your workday.
Yoga has been prescribed by doctors in India for ages. Only recently, our modern Western society has discovered the benefits of yoga as well. Yoga can be especially helpful to develop resilience to stress. In this blog, you will learn why this is so important for health and wellbeing in general.
Each year, we are organizing yoga trekkings in the Himalayas. Join us for the ultimate combination of trekking and daily yoga classes in Nepal. You will find this nowhere else in the world! Discover Nepalese culture while you are surrounded by the most impressive peaks of the Himalayas. Go back to basics, connect with nature and learn to listen to your heart when you dive into this adventure. We will take you on a different trekking every time, but it’s always an experience of a lifetime!
I've been teaching yoga therapy workshops for a few years now. A recurrent question that people ask me is: what's the difference between yoga and yoga therapy? In this blog, you'll find three core ideas on yoga therapy. In its essence, yoga therapy is a long-term process of self-development. It is about becoming aware of your own patterns and changing them over time, taking care of your own health and wellbeing.
Nature always inspires me. When I'm walking in the mountains or the forest, I have all the time to reflect. Nature then suddenly seems to have all these beautiful messages and symbols about life. One of the things that lately came to my mind is the story about the Tree of Life. Traditional symbolism Trees… Continue reading The Tree of Life: a Symbol of Existence, Change and Infinity
It takes courage to experience your emotions fully. Many people learn to be more open, accepting and compassionate towards themselves when they practice yoga. In this blog, I'm sharing with you how yoga can help to cope with difficult emotions - including a short exercise you can do at home!
If you are a health care professional, it is vital to take care of your own needs as well. However, taking the advice that you give to others to your own heart is often easier said than done. How do you maintain your personal self-care habits as a caregiver?
Climate change is hot and happening, and not in a good way. It's really time to take action - and although it's a global issue that might be overwhelming, there is a lot you can do. Living a conscious life is mostly about small changes in daily life. And the yoga mindset can actually help you to bring about these changes and work towards a more climate-friendly lifestyle!
With summer coming up many of you may have plans to go on holiday. This balancing yoga sequence for travellers helps you to relax, wind down and turn the attention inward while giving your whole body a great stretch (which is also very nice when you’re carrying a backpack all the time or walk around a lot). You will feel nourished, refreshed and balanced afterwards!