The hardest thing I have ever done? To let go of my husband. Things were going wrong, I was thinking it was just a difficult phase, a time in a marriage when things are more challenging, but I was simply fooling myself. I probably knew that the marriage could not…Read More
Question: “What do you want in life?” Without having to think for any length of time, most people answer “To be happy!”. Now, how about this question: “What would you say matters most in life?” I don’t know if there is a general answer to this one. However, whatever your…Read More
WEAVE YOUR PARACHUTE
Life always happens to us, doesn’t it? For most of us (all of us!) unpredictable things come up and we have to deal with them. We deal with one thing, think we are fine, and then another troublesome thing pops up. It is so inconvenient!! However, according to teachers such…Read More
ARE YOU YIELDING?
Yielding is a word that now repeatedly comes to mind during my yoga, both during self-practice and when I teach. I am sort of checking if I am yielding! I learned about how it can be used in a yoga context at a Donna Farhi workshop about core stability and…Read More
Once during meditation, I suddenly “saw” all my difficult thoughts as clusters of cells held tightly together in different places in my head. I remember thinking: “Why do I choose to keep these cells clustered together? If I just release them and let there be space around them, allow…Read More
AN ENCOUNTER WITH A FLOWER
How in touch are you with the simple things? Isn’t it easy to get lost in thoughts and feelings, and not see and appreciate what is right in front of you? I did an eight-week mindfulness-based stress reduction course a few years ago, and the very first thing you do…Read More
PSOAS WORK WORKS
In order to get to my holiday destination this summer, I drove 1,400 km over two days. That is quite a long drive for me. A few days ago I did the return trip. And what a positive difference on the body this return trip was! The difference was the…Read More
BEING VS DOING
You might already have heard that we are human beings and not human doings? And yet, we are experts at doing and not so good at simply being. Hm… Once, at a meditation retreat, somebody said: “I find it challenging balancing the Being and the Doing in my life, do…Read More
Navel Radiation, or moving from the core, represents a new way of placing my attention as I practise yoga postures. For a long time I have enjoyed practising with movement and breath in mind, not focusing so much on where my strength originates from. Yoga teacher Donna Farhi mentioned navel…Read More
WHAT IS YOGA TO YOU?
I am feeling so inspired by a trailer I recently came across for a documentary called Yogawoman (released in 2011). Although the film is about female yoga teachers and how they are transforming the world of yoga to women, I believe the way yoga is presented in the film easily…Read More