A Loving Gift to Yourself

Our little gift to you is a mini-health-day á la O·live Retreat for you to give yourself. A simplified version of our teachings that you could try at home, however without our Mind Detox that is the fundamental part of all health quest where we begin with the crucial questions to understand why we don't … Continue reading A Loving Gift to Yourself

Cliche #1 – there is a “truth”

During these times of panic in the stock markets, in hospitals and in governments, some of us might be liberated in realizing how fooled we have been believing there is "a truth" as proclaimed by those knowing that they know the truth. Shame and guilt comes along with the "truth" if we can't make it … Continue reading Cliche #1 – there is a “truth”

Animal Sourced Food is Toxic for Humans

Picture a chicken walking around gracefully with its grand feathers beaming, or a fish swirling in the sparkling water, or a cow looking at you with it’s big eyes. Now, if I tell you to kill it and rip it open with your teeth, would you want to do that, could you? Probably not as … Continue reading Animal Sourced Food is Toxic for Humans

I sleep outdoors and do Yoga to just be

When I see the 9,096 visible stars under the background symphony of the jungle noises, or when I contemplate the 602,200,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms (wow!) in each breath reaching the 40 trillion cells and many more molecules of my stretching body, as I savour a ripe mango, as I float in the Gulf of Thailand listening to … Continue reading I sleep outdoors and do Yoga to just be

Meditation – the 5th pillar in Yoga

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

Rest – the 4th Pillar of Yoga

Rest - Relaxing is equally important for the whole of us (body, mind, and energy). Sleep is one form of rest, but to keep a healthy body and mind we need to meditate/relax too. It's very clear from science to reduce all types of illness and stress. The moral value of being lazy if we rest, in combo … Continue reading Rest – the 4th Pillar of Yoga

Exercise – the 3rd Pillar of Yoga

A healthy body is a flexible, energetic and strong body. The same goes for the mind. Yoga Asanas (the postures) is an excellent method to get all three at the same time. It strengthens the muscles, makes the body flexible and with the correct breathing is a good cardio workout, too, like running. Often we … Continue reading Exercise – the 3rd Pillar of Yoga

Merry Huggings 💚 from Thailand

Why not take the opportunity to see beyond the presents and the indulging food, and hug your loved ones over the holidays. Physical affection is healthy, really healthy, but only if you like those who touch you. When I learnt this I stopped telling my small kids to hug someone they didn’t know, or didn’t … Continue reading Merry Huggings 💚 from Thailand

The best in test against IBS and IBD

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

Yoga de-blocks childhood traumas

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