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 - 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
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
Breathing - It has the same word as Life in the ancient texts, but it is probably the most neglected part of the five. Most people don't use their breath fully and are not aware of it, leading to bad posture and malfunctioning body and mind. The technics to enhance your respiratory capacity and your health … Continue reading Breathing – the 2nd Pillar of Yoga
As most ancient cultures (and often common sense) the Yoga tradition recommends a clean, non-refined plant-based diet to stay healthy. Yogis know that animal sourced food is seen as a "low-value" food that drains us of energy and health. It makes us sluggish, and in the long run makes us ill. Modern science has vastly proven the ancient Yogic … Continue reading Nutrition – 1st of 5 Pillars of Yoga
Yoga is a part of the ancient tradition and philosophy of wellbeing called Ayurveda. It has 5 pillars, all equally important for a healthy body, mind and energy. When Yoga is reduced to a physical activity, the practice becomes a series of postures only, such as gymnastics or pilates. But when all five parts are … Continue reading The 5 pillars of Yoga
After my class on nutrition which I based on the overwhelming statistics proving that a plant-based diet is by far the healthiest diet, I got the same comment as I usually do. This time by an man in his 50's, who wore all the signs of an acidic body. In spite of my statistics from … Continue reading “In moderation” – what does it mean?