What core strength really is
1. STRETH FROM, NOT TO! In his book “Light on Life,” B.K.S. Iyengar (http://www.bksiyengar.com/) stresses, amongst other things, the essentiality of stretching from rather than to, not only in yoga, but in all facets of life. But what does that really mean? In the context of yoga, this translates to using the core muscles, the trunk of our being, to perform asanas (poses), hence...
Why Fat, Alcohol, and Carbs are NOT the enemy
While embarking on my Health Consulting Career thus far, I have learned some interesting facts about diet and health that everyone should know and will probably be psyched to hear. First and foremost, instead of spreading that chemical-infused non-fat miracle whip on your fat-free cheese sandwich with light wonder bread, indulge in a goat cheese and avocado sandwich on sprouted whole wheat. And...
I am officially a yoga teacher :-) →
Last day of my 200 hour yoga teacher training program: assisting and practicing. Joy.
Yoga teacher inspiration
Yoga became an integral and particularly meaningful part of my life as a means to find freedom in my body and mind after having suffered a huge personal loss. Returning to the mat meant applying expression, healing, and transformation to that pain and darkness and creating something soft and joyful and reincarnated. The interweaving of being safe and vulnerable, the beautiful balance of being...
What is yoga?
Yoga, to me, is the freest expression of body and mind; it is the most true and powerful way to manifest life energy and simultaneous connectedness with both the world and the authentic self. It allows the practitioner to find inner peace while, at the same time, sharing his/her essence of spirit with many others. Within an individual, this practice promotes positive transformation and pilots a...