… you forget about yoga being a fitness regime?
… you tune in to connect with your pure being?
… you allow things to unfold and happen?
In your practice, aim to be like a child. Open, curious, pure and free. Thus, your heart leads you to your destiny, instead of your ego trying to stop you by whispering all the can’t do’s. In the yoga room, on your mat, you are safe and protected. Forget about all the layers and roles and start the journey leading to your beautiful pure self.
No one cares whether you can touch your toes or put your leg behind your head. True yoga is about how you shape your life, not how you perform postures. The moment your practice turns into a living practice of life, not a lifestyle, you become aware of the precious gift life is as such.
What if…. you show who you truly are? Start on the mat and bring it into all other parts of your life. There’s no such thing as separation. Yoga is oneness. No matter what.
Four intense training days of Katonah Yoga. A great concept based on Taoist theory, geometry, magic, mythology, metaphor, and imagination.
A body in an asana becomes origami, form becomes function, and measurement becomes key.
My body was challenged, naming rather basic postures can’t do’s, while granting me break-throughs in poses I never imagined I could ever do. Yes, I had my feet behind my head, shoulders and arms in front. Ups.
My mind was flipping between an overload of information, chaos and structure. Love and hate, happiness and frustration. Struggles and insights. The entire bloody package.
Loads of stuff to absorb and integrate, input for my own growth as well as my teachings. Lots to work with and I’m keen to do so. However, it was rather a surprise to feel kind of confirmed, that my Ashtanga home practice is my perfect match. It showed me what Ashtanga did for me, through me, with me, during the last couple of years. A huge transformation. Which is supposed to go on, with new options to organize myself – my stability, ability and imagination.
Every method, every approach has its individual beauty, there is no right or wrong; however, it always feels so good to add some new ingredients to the meal.
Let’s twist babes out there!
Gently move with your breath – lengthen with your inhale, twist with your exhale. Twists help to rejuvenate your spine by restoring your spine’s natural range of motion. They will cleanse your organs, and stimulate circulation. Not to mention the cleansing and refreshing effect on the torso organs and associated glands!
Get your blood flowing and boost your energy!
Utthita Trikonasana – extended three angle pose.
Think rotation, think strengthening.
Think stretching, think opening.
Deeply grounded, while reaching up towards the ceiling.
Prasarita padottanasana (D) – stability, productivity and self-acceptance.
Think big, think scalable. Start inside. You are the true source of the cozy security you long for. Be secure in yourself rather then searching for security outside. Turn your energy inward, get grounded in all of your bodies, the physical, emotional, and spiritual one, so you are able to embrace life and live your truth.
Think beautiful, fertile abundance.
Done!!! I couldn’t feel more grateful – what a journey, what a week! Very intense, same time easy flowing. Flow is the right term, everything at the right time. No forcing, no judging. We just did it. Calm, peaceful, with a huge portion of passion. Great practice, touching ceremonies, yoga, breathwork, meditation, mindfulness.
But the best part was to share all this with stunning souls. Everyone so different, everyone in the same groove.
Thank you universe for giving me the courage to host my own yoga retreat. It was one of the best things I’ve ever done and I’m pretty sure, I will do it again!
Bali bliss to all you babes out there, keep on rocking, realize your dreams, fuck the doubts ✌️
Did you know, it’s named after the sage, Marichi, which means “ray of light” – isn’t it beautiful?
It is said to stimulate and calm the brain, while stretching the spine and shoulders. As one leg is placed in half lotus, it stimulates the colon and massages the abdominal organs, such as the liver and kidneys. Marichyasana B is associated with the manipura chakra and such a great posture for taking the attention and focus inwards.
These are the facts, however, for me it’s a pose to release. There are many different things to feel, a deep stretch here, a bit of pressure there, and I can feel my body slowly accepting and releasing. I’m facing steadiness and ease like in no other posture. Rather easy, but same time complex due to the combination of half lotus and binding.
Honestly, the only asana I breathe extra slow and sometimes I find myself counting and counting…. oh 5, yeah, it was 5 breath…. 🙂