Posts in Wisdom

Inspiration in Yoga

We all have our personal reasons as to why we have taken up a regular yoga practice, and why we keep coming back to it. What got us hooked? We might simply like physical activity and how it makes us feel: – stronger and ‘more bendy’. Some might have a health issue they’d like to… Read more »

Prana and growing older

… or how to climb a tower at 90 My Dad has just turned 90, and I have been spending some time with him in Germany. He is still very energetic, completely clear mentally (as much as my Dad can be, being my Dad ;) and full of beans. Last year he insisted on climbing… Read more »

Yoga in Spring – Focus Twists

The more regularly we practice Yoga the more sensitive we become, and more in tune with the change of the seasons. Oriental Medicine acknowledges that certain organs and their functions are related to different seasons. The organs are represented by a network of energy tubes, called meridians, which run through our body. Our physical, as… Read more »

When the ‘I’ gets in the way

According to Eckhardt Tolle (The Power of Now) the words most used in our vocabulary are ‘I’, ‘me’, ‘mine’, and ‘myself’. In his book ‘A New Earth’, Tolle elaborates on the ‘Ego’ extensively, and his very insightful and apt description of it relates closely to Yoga’s approach to the ‘I’, ‘me’, ‘my’. Over thousands of… Read more »

The Practice of Yoga

Yoga Sutra I.14 is a longtime favourite, describing what kind of effort (abhyasa) is required in our yoga practice, to come closer to the desired results. Satu dirghakala nairantarya satkara adara asevito drdhabhumih “It is only if the correct method is followed over a long period of time, uninterruptedly, with enthusiasm and eagerness, that it… Read more »

How Yoga brings Abundance

A long time ago I overheard a family friend asking a child ‘what is your favourite colour?’ and the child replied ‘the rainbow’. The answer really touched something in me, and after all this time – you may even remember me referring to this in the past – it is still in my mind. What… Read more »

The pose begins when you want to get out of it

Our natural reaction to a situation we don’t like is to move away from it as quickly as possible, or if we can, to avoid it altogether. In Yoga we are often instructed to assume – initially – uncomfortable positions. Then you might ask yourself, ‘surely yoga’s not meant to be this challenging?!’ What the… Read more »

Yoga versus Yoga at the Gym

Congratulations! You are considering or are currently practicing yoga! A wonderful practice for your body, mind and spirit!  Some times people ask why they would practice at a studio when they can get yoga on the cheap at the gym… Here’s why you should choose to practice with us. You Receive the Best Instruction …North… Read more »

What is Yoga? Freeing yourself from Expectations

We have all felt the excitement and anticipation or otherwise dread, of something we have experienced in the past, happening again. We ‘expect’ a certain outcome; may it be the blissful feeling of the freeing of energy in the body in a posture well mastered, or on the other hand when we just assume that… Read more »