Yoga philosophy

Yoga philosophy and altruism

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!

Buddhism, Yoga philosophy

Everyday enlightenment

“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

Ayurveda, Yoga philosophy

Morning walks: Ayurveda and the circadian rhythm

When I was in India, I visited an ayurvedic doctor who advised me to do early morning walks every day. During the yoga teacher training we did a few of those (the picture above was taken there) and I can intuitively feel that they are beneficial - but my curious mind was hungry for a… Continue reading Morning walks: Ayurveda and the circadian rhythm