The present is the moment that presents itself to us right now. Presence means being in the moment. Yoga is practicing the art of living and life consists of a continuous flow of present moments. The yoga sutras of Patanjali say that yoga is the disassociation with the fluctuations of the mind. It is the union of body, mind and soul in the present moment. Yoga is being fully present in the moment. Yoga is now.Read More
Why do we practice yoga? Yoga means union. It is a practice to connect body, mind and soul. The yoga asanas (physical postures) were traditionally used to prepare the body for meditation. In classical yoga, the purpose of yoga is to disassociate with the fluctuations of the mind.
In other yoga philosophies, such as tantra, which is a non-dual philosophy, everything is divine consciousness and the universe is experiencing itself through us. In this philosophy we are encouraged to engage with our challenges...Read More
Stay rooted and get ready for spring with this combination smoothie! Incorporating the juice of some root vegetables gives us the grounded and comfortable feeling from winter, while the tropical fruits and vanilla make us long for summer. Combining the best of both seasons, this is the perfect smoothie to enjoy with the first rays of sun this spring!Read More
I have travelled to and lived in many different countries. I find that in each of these places I take on a slightly different identity. Already speaking another language gives a bit of a different nuance to my persona and character in that context. Living such different versions of my every day life helps me discover all the different sides of me. Who am I when everything around me changes? Who do I want to be?Read More
The full moon radiates a beautiful power and it is a good opportunity to step outside, take a loving look at our lives and to become conscious of the beauty in the moment. Sitting on the shores of the Arabian Sea, I’m preparing for a full moon yoga class. It is dark and the sand is still warm beneath my mat. The waves are crashing steadily against the shore and the air is starting to cool down to a comfortable temperature. Filled with a delightful sense of anticipation, I get the feeling that...Read More
As we approach the New Year, I'm using the last few days of 2014 to reflect on the past year and more importantly to set intentions for the year to come.
Here are a few considerations to help you prepare for the New Year and inspire your goal setting:
- Let the doing come from the being. Take time to get to know yourself. Who are you and who do you want to be in the world? Of course getting to...
These pancakes are gluten and sugar free, healthy and so satisfying. Perfect for your post-yoga breakfast or as a healthy treat for your weekend brunch!
Rich in protein and minerals, they provide an excellent energy source to refuel after a workout or your morning yoga practice.Read More
In addition to going to yoga classes, a home yoga practice can be a beautiful way of deepening your practice.
I first started practicing at home, because I wanted to integrate yoga more into my life and learn more. I bought a yoga mat and stumbled upon...Read More