All posts tagged: yoga

Workshop Yoga & Nutrition – Sweet Surrender

Eva´z Yoga & Pilates, Herenweg 89, Heemstede Sunday 13/12 , 13.00 – 16.30 Mid December, and we find ourselves halfway towards Christmas – most likely already clogged up by great-fun-but-maybe-not-so-great-for-our-overall-health “kerst-borrels”, Christmas get-togethers in the shape of brunches, lunches, dinners and more next to stress building up for the holidays. The feeling of neither having enough time nor energy to fill up our energy-reserves with closing off the old year, planning the new year and fitting Christmas celebrations in between those two up ahead quite often leaves us feeling overwhelmed. There is no better occasion or reason than this to take a small time out, to step on the yoga mat, surrender to what your body and mind truly needs to charge, to re set and to step in to the light which the holiday season actually truly does bring! In this workshop with the theme “Sweet Surrender” we will be guided to approach all the practices of yoga (meditation, breath, postures, relaxation) with openness. We will explore what it means to completely surrender the …

The Flower In The Storm

“What´s in a name?” A question often asked, and just as often replied to. “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” – an often used quote from Shakespeare´s Romeo & Juliet. A rose is always a rose, it knows it´s purpose , it does not need a name to define itself. For us human beings – or should I call us human thinkers maybe, as if we were really human beings would we really need to categorize and put names on things to explain what they are instead of feeling in the energy and give names by that 😉 ? – language and words are important. So there can be a lot in a name. If we choose to listen in and honour that name, that word, that picture , the vibration of the name or the word is synchronizing itself with us. Today I was blessed to have a chance encounter with a dear friend in town, as I was racing through the streets on my very fast blue bike. A …

News: New weekly Yoga lessons at Eva´z in Heemstede

Happy Autumn out there everyone! I am stoked to start teaching weekly lessons at Eva´z beautiful studio and space in Heemstede again from October 1st. There will be 2 new lessons commencing Friday this week; Friday´s 17.00 – 18.15, Dynamic Flow Yoga Wednesday´s 21.15 – 22.15, Restorative Yoga All levels are welcome! Adress; Eva’z Yoga & Pilates Herenweg 89, Heemstede Please, contact Eva to sign up for the lessons on either sms, What´s App or e-mail; 06-24201111 info@evaz.nl See you in Heemstede!

Detox your mind

Detox is a word which has become almost as common as the word “Iphone” in our every day lingo. Even though we might not know all the exact down-to-the-nano-particle-of-certain-molecules-or-cells-details-and-functions of neither the word “Detox” nor the word “Iphone” , we are all aware that both words are necessary for our survival ( 😉 ). Or at least we know that one is – the other we most likely feel like it would be pretty difficult to survive without. Well aware of the fact that Detoxification is the process in our bodies which rids our system of toxins we have become more and more picky about what we put in our mouths, on our skin, the quality of the air which we breathe in and more. But what about the things we let in to our minds through the gateways of our senses? And what about the stuff that comes out of our mouths as we speak? Is the music you are playing, the books, magazines and blogs you are reading, the movies you are watching, …

Nyheter : Yoga Nidra – djup avslappning – i Östersund 27/5

Yoga Nidra betyder “yogisk sömn”. Det är ett tillstånd av medveten djup sömn. När vi mediterar förblir vi i det vakna tillståndet av medvetandet där vi genom olika tekniker rensar ut mönster, reaktioner, känslor, bilder mm. I Yoga Nidra lämnar vi det vakna tillståndet, går förbi det drömmande tillståndet (dröm-sömnen) och tar oss i djupsömnen samtidigt som vi är alerta. Yoga Nidra har använts av yogis och visa människor i årtusenden för att kunna skapa frid på djupet, som komplement till meditation. De senaste årtionden används Yoga Nidra både på sjukhus och i arméer i de flesta av världens länder för att behandla stress symptom som bl.a högt blodtryck, ångest, PTSD mm. Yogalärare: Cecilia Götherström, Internationellt certifierad i Vijnana Yoga & Classical Yoga Tid : Fredag 30/1 , 18.00 – 19.30 Plats: Yogashala. Varmt välkomna! Kostnad : 150 :- Information: cecilia@ahimsa-satya.com, 070 – 6707048.

Listen

Spring is officially upon us and before we rejoice in all the energy the sun brings us, before we feel it rushing through our bodies and minds filling us with a tremendous intensity of inspiration and motivation, there is always that time of transitioning in to spring from winter. Yes, we do tend to forget that. Every year anew we find ourselves sitting there wondering why we are overcome with fatigue and sluggishness, feeling slightly chilly, eyes watering, itchy nose, wrapped in a huge blanket while turning our cheeks to face the sunlight with a craving for that fluttering spring energy to just kick start itself. Spring, the season of the element Wood, the season of the Liver, the Gallbladder, of Green. The season when the body wakes up again to take in the beauty of life as it re invents itself right before our very eyes. Being the language nerd I am have for a long time been fascinated with the origin and meaning of words in relation to what they can really tell …

Strong Winter

Winter. Water. Cold. Yin. Kidneys. Hibernation. Recuperation. Rest. Movement. Stamina. Plenty of words to describe the season and element we are in. I just read in a centuries old “Farmers Wisdom Calendar” that if the old year freezes together with the new year it will be strong winter. A strong winter. What does that mean actually? A lot of us might shrug and think “uh, that means a long, cold, winter with frozen hands, feet and nose”. Other’s might think “yeah, that means a long, crisp, ice and snow clad couple of months ahead with loads of fresh air enjoy ice skating, skiing and sledding with the kids down the slopes”. I would like to think of it as simply “strong winter”. Winter – with all it’s cold, ice, rain or snow, biting winds, somewhat darker days and longer evenings, with me feeling strong. Strong winter. The planet needs this season to be cold, to be “real” to be in balance here in the Northern Hemisphere. We are not separate from the planet. So, how …

Change

The trees are almost completely bare this time of the year in the south of Swedish Lapland where I am living at the moment. More or less totally naked. I can´t decide if they look dead or just totally cleansed, getting ready for hibernation or cocooning. Either way, something changed and there is no way denying it. “Change is the only constant in life” – wise words spoken by dear Heraclitus more than 2500 years ago. Words so evident once we open our eyes to take in the changes in nature – even if we live in the city there are trees and flowerbeds somewhere to be seen and birds to be heard – breathing in the air which changes it’s temperature and humidity as the seasons travel onwards, looking up at the sun to see where it sits today during our lunch break (if you ain´t taking a lunch break, how about giving that as a gift to yourself starting right now ☺ ?), just sharing space with what is moving around, above and …

News: Vijnana Yoga Workshop, Östersund, 22/11 2014

I denna, den första Vijnana Yoga workshopen någonsin i Sverige, kommer vi att fokusera på de två första av de “Seven Vital Principles Of Vijnana Yoga” – vilka är “Relaxing The Body”/ Låta kroppen slappna av och “Quieting The Mind”/ Stilla sinnet. En avslappnad kropp och ett stilla sinne innebär inte, som texten kanske kan låta, att vi är helt “slappa” utom snarare tvärtom – att vi hittar det stället där de delar av kroppen och sinnet som behöver vara aktiva och alerta är det och att de delar som inte behöver vara aktiva och alerta just nu “vilar”. Det är vårat egentliga naturliga tillstånd, vilket vi ofta leds bort från både genom våra egna tankar, planer och listor och stimulans och stress utifrån. I denna 3 timmar workshop kommer vi att utforska dessa två principer i sittande/meditation, pranayama/andningsövningar, yoga asanas/ yoga hållningar och i savasana/liggande avslappning. Vi kommer även att behandla en liten del filosofi, lite vetenskap om hjärnan och fysiologi och alla frågor och kommentarer är välkomna. Workshopen är öppen för alla nivåer. …

Tall and rooted like a tree

This blog post was first published on http://www.consumingpassions.nl , with whom I write as the resident Yoga & Nutrition Expert, under the name “Mindful Transitions” in October of 2014. It is fall out there. The leaves are being ripped off the trees one day and caressed by a hardly tangible Indian Summer breeze the other day. It is warm. Then it is cold. You wake up totally energized only to face the next morning totally knocked out. One day you take in the crisp air with your first breath as you step outside the door. The next day you can hardly breathe at all from the dampness of the fall rains… When the season change, especially spring into summer and summer into fall we seem to get more out of balance than during other seasonal transitions. It might even feel like at times you’ve been hit with a metal rod on your head while at other times you find yourself looking for both inner and outer bearings to get through this period. Our first routine …