The definition of “subtle” by The Free Dictonary is a. so slight as to be difficult to detect or describe; elusive, and b. difficult to understand; abstruse. Read More
Or – “Das Leben hat immer recht”
Devotion to life – real devotion – goes a little bit deeper than the one that you will hear every yoga teacher talk about in front of his or her class. Read More
How long can you milk the cow? – The global conflict of creating “brands”, demands, and fakes around the ancient science of yoga
As yoga continues its legendary triumph with new yoga studios popping up at every corner, along with the increasing popularity for many of us teachers it apparently has become an issue to somehow stand out from the crowd. Read More
The question I most frequently come across when it comes to explain the difference between yoga and yoga therapy is: Why do we need yoga therapy if yoga in itself is said to be a healing practice?
This is actually an absolutely justified question, as there is even a word you might have heard before: yoga chikitsa (योग चिकित्सा, yoga cikitsā), which is based in the Astanga Yoga tradition, and is the sanksrit (संक्सृत्, saṁksr̥t) name for the primary series. It is often translated as yoga therapy, as this series is supposed to purify and heal the body. This first or primary series forms the basis for all subsequent series, and also for all yoga styles that have employed the concept of vinyasa, the fusing of movement and breath. The name “first” implies that this is where we begin our practice, and surely one would expect that starting at the beginning should keep every practitioner safe and healthy.
My own experience nevertheless shows a different reality. Read More
„Balance, Cleanse and Renew” | Sat 25.01.2020 | Surya Yoga Bergstraße, 9.30 to 12am | 39,- €
New year, new day, new moment, new breath, new “Me”. The beautiful thing about the concept of transitions in time is that you always get another chance. As you leave the old behind, the the next day, the next moment, the next breath are already awaiting you—so perfect, so unspoiled. You can turn over a new page every single moment if you choose. But first you need to be present with the now and start from there.Read More