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!
Last weekend I attended The Yoga Therapy Conference, which was about 'the science of human connection'. I am still buzzing with inspiration - the programme was full of interesting talks by passionate speakers sharing their research findings, experiences and sparkling ideas. They helped me to understand yoga therapy from different angles, from neurobiology to yoga… Continue reading How yoga therapy can help to form safe relationships
A morning ritual is a super powerful tool to start your day in a balanced way. Learn how to find a ritual that works for you through the principles of yoga therapy and habit learning.
What does it mean to go back to basics and how can this help us to find freedom in life? I'm sharing three ideas with you in this blog: practicing yoga, connecting with nature and creating a minimalist lifestyle.
In winter, we are more susceptible to illness. Maybe you have already caught a flu or a cold. But if you haven't yet, I have good news for you: yoga may help you to protect yourself from disease! Here is three ways in which yoga can boost the immune system.