The 8 limbs of Yoga – Part 2: How to live in the world – The Yamas

The first limb of the 8 limbs of Yoga is divided into 5 parts and they are collectively referred to as the Yamas. Yama is often translated as ‘restraint’, but it can also mean ‘self-control’ or ‘great moral rule’ or ‘duty’. Most people gloss over the first limb as it seems to convey what all […]

The 8 limbs of Yoga – Part 1: Asana

The 8 limbs of Yoga – Part 1: The 3. limb I often talk about the 8 limbs of Yoga and here is a bit of a breakdown what they are and in what context we can apply them to our lives. ‘Ashtanga Yoga’ literally means ‘8 limbs of Yoga’ from the Sanskrit ashta (8) […]

The Art of Doing Nothing – Wu Wei

The other day a friend asked me what I had planned for the New Year. And I struggled to say that I didn’t have any plans (yet …). It took me a bit by surprise as I usually have some projects in the pipeline that I want to pursue and while I have a few […]

A traditional yoga practice

A traditional yoga practice is a self-practice where the teacher guides and mentors you through a sequence.

How to overcome difficulty, break unhelpful habits and establish new routines

With our upcoming Manifestation workshop, I thought I share a few of my personal stories with you that have been initiated by exactly such “Manifestation” Days or Periods. I always find that when I can get a glimpse of other people’s lives and how they managed through difficult periods, how they dealt with trauma or […]

What is Yoga Stamina?

Let’s face it: Our modern lifestyle and resulting body movement and posture is a far cry from the life and regime of the traditional yoga practitioners. When you factor age and a history of injuries and illnesses into the equation the discrepancy widens. I found this out the hard way when my left shoulder collapsed […]