Where is G(o)od? – Part 1/3

Did we lose God or is it only the O we lost in our interpretation of our Gods? Put the O from Nature back in God.www.oliveretreat.comWhen is the O lost in God? From a historic perspective I don't believe the O stayed for very long in all new Gods that appeared every 500 years or … Continue reading Where is G(o)od? – Part 1/3

Ayurveda – Attributes (Gurvadi Gunas)

The ancient philosophy of wellbeing and healing called Ayurveda has roots back to the first civilisations. As many other ancient philosophies this one sees humans as part of nature and therefore differs fundamentally from today's allopathy in that we connect with nature and don't battle nature. We learn to live with it in Ayurveda, not … Continue reading Ayurveda – Attributes (Gurvadi Gunas)

Where is the center of gravity, as per Ayurveda?

A student, who as a physiotherapist had learned that each human has one centre of gravity, asked me where that center of gravity was. At the time he was having trouble finding his balance while trying to do inverted yoga postures, such as the headstand or the shoulder stand. Sometimes he also had lower back … Continue reading Where is the center of gravity, as per Ayurveda?

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

Seek quality not quantity

Being healthy is about quality as opposed to quantity. Quantity is unhealthy, quality is healthy. Now that sounds really weird coming from us living outdoors, eating rice and beans, sleeping in tents and riding scooters. There is nothing expensive with that lifestyle. That's the whole point. Quality has nothing to do with money or brand. … Continue reading Seek quality not quantity

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