Stretching the hips and hamstrings can be a challenge. Find out how compression and tension in the body affect your range of motion in yoga poses and try a few exercises to increase body awareness. Learn what works for you - every body is unique!
Yoga is increasingly recognized as an effective method for therapeutic purposes, both as prevention and as a cure for disease. Indeed, growing evidence demonstrates the health benefits of a regular yoga practice. Yoga has positive effects in general but also for specific conditions, from lower back pain to anxiety. What are the processes through which yoga exerts its positive effects on health and wellbeing?
Self-compassion allows you to cultivate a more balanced attitude towards yourself. The practice of self-compassion includes being kind, having a sense of humanity and being mindful about your feelings. In this blog, you can find an exercise for self-compassion!
Yin yoga is a style of yoga in which you try to relax your body completely and hold the poses for a longer time, usually about 5 minutes. Although this may sound easy, it can be quite challenging. In this blog I'm sharing a few yin poses with you that you can practice at home.
Yoga nidra is a form of deep relaxation at all levels. Relaxation is an important part of a healthy lifestyle - in yoga, it is said that five points are essential to maintain a healthy body and mind, one of which is proper relaxation. Do you want to learn how to relax completely? Then join this FREE challenge with 21 days of yoga nidra.
When it’s cold outside, seek the warmth within. In these cold winter days, we can use some extra heat to keep our bodies warm and our minds active. These yoga exercises will warm you up and make you move.
In this time of the year, we are more vulnerable to catching a cold or the flu. So have I and several people around me, unfortunately. On the positive side: being ill for a few days inspired me to share a few practices with you that may be beneficial when you're feeling ill. Some of them boost the immune system, others can simply make you feel a little better.
Chest-opening and uplifting postures can have a positive effect on your mood. In this sequence you will find some asanas that open your heart to let in the positive and happy vibes, which you may need sometimes when you’re feeling down.
“Enlightenment can be experienced every day by every person, not only by gurus” Today I had a conversation with Anwar van Naerssen, a colleague yoga teacher who studied Tibetan Buddhism for several years. We discussed the eight limbs of yoga, in which the ultimate purpose is to achieve enlightenment (which is also true for the… Continue reading Everyday enlightenment
Ashtanga yoga consists of a fixed sequence (you start practicing the Primary Series, which can be extended to the Intermediate and Advanced Series). Although the sequence is always the same, you discover more every time you practice. A clear example of making your way of self-discovery through increasing control over body and mind.