My Impressions of Belgium

My Impressions of Belgium

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Just landed, I was looking through the window as we were approaching the airport building, it wrote ‘Ostende’. The name...
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Everything was created by Sound

Everything was created by Sound

PHILOSOPHY
When I look at nature, I witness everything alive, moves - the waves on the sea, the clouds, the branches...
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The way is the goal – Shoulder girdle stability -2

The way is the goal – Shoulder girdle stability -2

ANATOMY ASANA YOGA THERAPY
On your way to an asana ‘The Way is the Goal’ is a saying attributed to Confucius. I think this...
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Our little yoga training to the feet of Hippocrates

Our little yoga training to the feet of Hippocrates

PHILOSOPHY YOGA THERAPY
The venue served its purpose I must say, this was one of the most wonderful settings to have a teacher...
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The power when there are no thoughts

The power when there are no thoughts

PHILOSOPHY YOGA THERAPY
Have you heard of Prathyahara, which means the outgoing faculties - seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and touching-  no longer go...
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The importance is: how to practice – Part 1 – The neck

The importance is: how to practice – Part 1 – The neck

ANATOMY ASANA YOGA THERAPY
Safe practice – How? During a visit to an osteopath in Munich, I was told that most of the patients...
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Setu Bandha Sarvanghasana Variations

Setu Bandha Sarvanghasana Variations

ANATOMY ASANA YOGA THERAPY
Bridge pose This classic pose has so many variations. You can do it actively and strengthen the backside of your...
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Yoga and your bones

Yoga and your bones

ANATOMY ASANA YOGA THERAPY
Remain and hold the pose It’s really amazing how beneficial practicing yoga can be. In general, moving and activating muscles...
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What are we here for?

What are we here for?

PHILOSOPHY
Rise and shine Every living being has an unique role. This is true for all species – plants, animals and...
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My favourite half lotus variations

My favourite half lotus variations

ASANA
Seated ardha padmasana twists These kind of seated twists release tension in the lower back. Just make sure you: place...
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Savasana and cranial nerves

Savasana and cranial nerves

ANATOMY YOGA THERAPY
Relax your inner ears Do you know the instruction ‘Relax your jaw’ or ‘Separate the tongue from the palate’ or...
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Urban Gardening

Urban Gardening

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Seeing green When looking out of my windows I need to be able to see GREEN…. to be able to...
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The position of head makes the difference

The position of head makes the difference

ANATOMY ASANA YOGA THERAPY
Positioning of the head Have a look, on both pictures she is lying and stretching backwards over the chair. The...
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Yoga for Scoliosis 2

Yoga for Scoliosis 2

ANATOMY YOGA THERAPY
U. has a left thoraco-lumbar scoliosis which means the major curve is to the left in the thoracic and lumbar...
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The Secret of Restorative Yoga and Why It Works

The Secret of Restorative Yoga and Why It Works

ANATOMY ASANA PHILOSOPHY YOGA THERAPY
When practicing restorative yoga and staying in a pose, we support the body for stability and comfort. The question is...
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HANDSTAND VARIATIONS

HANDSTAND VARIATIONS

ASANA
How to get into handstand The following variations of handstand can be practiced, once you have the strength to stay...
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WHAT IS MEDITATION

WHAT IS MEDITATION

PHILOSOPHY
Meditation is when you concentrate on one object, giving it your full attention. This is called single-minded attention. Students sometimes...
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DOWNWARD FACING DOG VARIATIONS

DOWNWARD FACING DOG VARIATIONS

ANATOMY ASANA YOGA THERAPY
Downward facing dog in crossed ropes With your right leg step into the rope coming from the back to your...
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THE QUALITIES OF A YOGA POSTURE

THE QUALITIES OF A YOGA POSTURE

ASANA PHILOSOPHY
…are defined as stable and comfortable, “sthira” and “sukha” in Sanskrit. Does this mean two opposites in one posture? Yes,...
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SPIRITUAL ASPECT OF YOGA

SPIRITUAL ASPECT OF YOGA

PHILOSOPHY
At a time when people found themselves disconnected from their true selves, the soul, the search for and reconnection began....
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SIRSASANA VARIATIONS

SIRSASANA VARIATIONS

ANATOMY ASANA
Sirsasana with dowels This variations I like to use when a student is not safe putting her/his head down on...
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YOGA FOR ELDERLY

YOGA FOR ELDERLY

YOGA THERAPY
Elderly people respond to yoga so wonderfully. Their bodies remember flexibility and movements they had in younger age. Fex a...
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YOGA FOR KYPHOSIS

YOGA FOR KYPHOSIS

ANATOMY YOGA THERAPY
KYPHOSIS This student has kyphosis in her upper back. In order to address her thoracic spine we practiced setu bandha...
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NECK ISSUES – 3 FUNDAMENTAL APPROACHES

NECK ISSUES – 3 FUNDAMENTAL APPROACHES

ANATOMY ASANA YOGA THERAPY
Unfortunately we sit almost all day long, looking into screens, tablets and phones.  This has a catastrophic effect on our...
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SUPTA PADANGUSTHASANA II VARIATIONS

SUPTA PADANGUSTHASANA II VARIATIONS

ANATOMY ASANA YOGA THERAPY
CORRECT HIP ALIGNMENT In supta padangusthasana II dont turn your foot too much outwards, because consequently your upper thigh will turn...
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YOGA FOR SCOLIOSIS

YOGA FOR SCOLIOSIS

ANATOMY YOGA THERAPY
There is functional and structural scoliosis. Functional scoliosis refers to the way we use our body in daily life. Asymmetries...
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YOGA FOR STUDENTS SUFFERING FROM WHIPLASH

YOGA FOR STUDENTS SUFFERING FROM WHIPLASH

ANATOMY YOGA THERAPY
Yoga can help with whiplash I am a fan of restorative yoga. This way of practicing can help with many...
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WHAT IS YOGA THERAPY

WHAT IS YOGA THERAPY

YOGA THERAPY
(INTERVIEW IN YOGA JOURNAL TURKEY-MARCH/APRIL 2016) What is yoga therapy? Therapeutically oriented yoga gives the teacher the opportunity to work on specific problem...
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