Archive for 2017

Serenity Prayer and Yoga

Just the other day I read a short blog regarding the extent of the yoga practice. As I read it, the Serenity prayer came to mind. I am going to guess that you have read or heard this prayer more than once in your life. No matter if you have any affiliation to Christianity or not. Personally I have seen it in many places over the years, never actually looking for it. It goes something like this:

“God, grant me the ...

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Asana, alignment and breath.

Now and then I encounter a lack of understanding within the yoga teacher community. I have decided to try to shed a little light on a pivotal point today. The misunderstanding related to why we yoga teachers need to have a deep understanding of the workings of the physical body. And why, what often is called form or alignment, is crucial to a posture practice, as well as a pranayama (breathing) and seated meditation practice.

 

My role at the teacher training ...

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Gratitude in dark times

If you have ever listened to, or read books by some of the wise spiritual teachers in the world, you might have come along the encouragement to not only accept the challenges of life, but even to welcome them. Some go so far to encourage us to actually invite change and challenge in to our lives. Quite a stretch, wouldn’t you say? To actually ask for the painful events that we all go through at different times? Why would anyone ...

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Folding the blanket

If you have ever stepped into a yoga studio you probably noticed a variety of props in a corner.  You might even have used some of them in the class. Things like blankets, bolsters, blocks, belts and folding chairs. And most likely you were asked to put away these props by the end of the class.  Which is what happens at the end of all my classes as well. There is not a single class that takes place without us ...

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