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!
Taoism is a source of energy that is present in everything that exists, whatever its form. Paradoxical qualities, such as the power of yang and the softness of yin, are essentially one and the same thing. This blog explains the core idea of Taoism further and shows you how to experience this in a yin-yang yoga practice.
“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
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
Namaste dear reader! Today’s blog is meant to inspire you to live in a conscious and kind way, to care about the world and the people around you – a way of living that is ultimately encouraged by the practice of yoga. You might be surprised about this statement if you know yoga either as… Continue reading Yoga for a better world