If you have tried yoga, you most likely have come across mantra chanting at some point. I love chanting mantras. While singing is fun (especially if no one’s listening ;-)), there is something incredibly soothing, sometimes even magical about chanting.
This is a post I have written a couple of years ago, before owning a yoga studio and before creating the community I wanted to belong to. I am hoping that this post might help another teacher who is facing similar questions… I have asked myself that question a lot over the last summer: What […]
Yoga is good for you – that we know. But what exactly contributes to the overall feel good factor of yoga? Improves your flexibility: so what’s the big deal about touching your toes? Take hamstrings, for example. Tight hamstrings can flatten out the lumbar spine, which leads to tightness and pain in the lower back. […]
My favourite bread of all times is sourdough bread. Soft and moist on the inside, crips and crunchy on the outside, sourdough bread never ceases to excite me, in all its gluten loaded glory.
If you, like me, fancy a filling, healthy breakfast that’s so good it could easily pass as pudding, yet you are not enough of a foodie to let go of the snooze button, I’ve got just the thing for you:
One of my teachers once said “Those who fall over a million times are those who will end up with the most beautiful headstands.” Struggle (and to an extent failure) is part of the journey – in life as well as in practicing yoga.
So, it’s official now. After pretty much exactly four years in Sweden, we will be leaving this summer. It’s not a secret that I have been struggling massively with the Swedish winters. Five to six months of ice and snow, the blackest, treacle-like darkness from 3pm to 9am during two months of that and a blanket […]
When I started teaching yoga, I said yes to any gig that would have me. Thus I ended up with a weekly trip to teach classes on the beautiful but somewhat remote Swedish island Ekerö, which meant that I was stuck in my car for about two and a half hours every Wednesday. Time that […]
You can’t enter a newsagent these days without coming across magazine titles that demand you to ‘loose those last five pounds’ or ‘become ab fab in three weeks’, all ‘just in time for summer 2018.’ The way to the perfect beach body is often portrayed as a complicated one, littered with sacrifices, requiring a huge […]
I love a little bit of chocolate just as much as every other yogi. However, I am trying to keep my refined sugar intake as low as I can. Also, I often find that the regular corner shop chocolate bar sends me on a rollercoaster of sugar highs and lows – not a pleasant ride. The beauty of these chocolate […]