Meditation - In latin meditare means to reflect upon, the opposite of trying to silence your thoughts. But there is a huge difference in between having a thought and the thought having you. If there is a thought be with it, and when it passes just be. As opposed to relaxation meditation is done with a … Continue reading Meditation – the 5th pillar in Yoga
It’s not what you eat, it’s what you absorb. If you have IBS, an Ulcer, acid reflux, GERD, an allergy or intolerance, if you have removed your appendix or taken lots of antibiotics, pain-killers, or other medicine, if you have candida overgrowth or if you simply feel bloated after a meal…you might belong to the … Continue reading The best in test against IBS and IBD
Traumatic stress expert and psychiatrist Dr. Besel van der Kolk, describes how yoga and other slow, stretching postures like Feldenkrais can get our childhood traumas once stuck in our bodies, to dissolve. He means that children don't have memories to relate to and understand traumas so the emotions get ‘stuck’ in our physical body. This is … Continue reading Yoga de-blocks childhood traumas
A quick way to get rid of your stiffness and get your body awareness back, as when you where a child, is to get to know your muscles, bones, and organs allover again, and become aware of their existence. Feel them, by dedicating a few minutes a day to your body. It's a way to … Continue reading An easy way get rid of your traumas
What's really keeping you from…? Join our new Olive Retreats and find out what you need to find out. Let us introduce our new and most caring partners, Nina and Chris, both are formed in the yogi tradition and Chris is an acclaimed Raw Food chef. They embody it in every stretch, every step, every bite and every … Continue reading The Raw Spring Olives
It’s the nature of the human body and mind to be low, bad and sick sometimes. It happens now and again. But it is not the end. Life is a process and not a finished product (OO8 #2) and wherever you look in the universe there is only one fundamental rule: change. Even though we struggle … Continue reading If You Suffer You Expect What You Can’t Have
Today it snowed flowers on me, and I remembered all the times it snowed snow on me when I was growing up in northern Ohio, where for seven months a year the sun would disappear behind a smear of gray as far as one could breathe, which was not very far. When it snowed flowers … Continue reading the eternal snow-flower storm
As we gear up for the March 28th retreat in Ronda, and since it was women's day yesterday, i got to thinking about what it means to be a man, and the subject of competition came up right away. i'm not much of a real man. I lost my taste for competition many years ago, and … Continue reading is competition manly?
We do! Every day. We think about the world we live in, every day. For us it's part of our job, it's part of what we believe is being healthy. There's a lot that is unhealthy with how we are expected to live, and with how the world is being ruled today. We believe we … Continue reading Do you celebrate the Women’s Day?
The Chaos Theory tries to see patterns in chaotic systems created by humans or by nature. At our knowledge so far, there seem to be few things more chaotic than the human heart - speeding up, slowing down, pretty face, scary face…it’s heretic! No rules of our modern society apply to the heart. We don’t … Continue reading The Best Detox Ever – Embrace the Chaos Theory!