Who is who Dr. Martijn Groenink Sammels: 54, former life science researcher (PhD), currently a dentist Pascalle Paerel: 29, former Dutch National Ballet dancer, currently a model agency owner (The Fashion Composers) Tristan P. Rose: 35, former Australian soldier (Afghanistan veteran), currently a deep sea commercial diver and yoga & meditation facilitator for Australian veterans and first responders Anna Dukhanina: 35, currently […]
Anat Geiger shares her view on the importance of commitment and discipline, two words that are seemingly taboo in today’s society, for increasing our energy and achieving long term happiness.
As Anat pointed out in Stillness and Meditation: the Most Important Work, it’s not easy to start a meditation practice. You have your mind set that you are going to start, and then after a few times (or sometimes a few minutes) you can’t do it anymore. You are bored, its’ taking too long, your […]
Why is meditation so hard? It sounds like the simplest thing in the world: sit calmly in a quiet place for a while and observe your internal feelings and thoughts. And yet, it is one of the hardest things to actually do.
Meet our friends: Nico Kaandorp, 54, retreat center owner and entrepreneur.Joe Barnett, 48, yin yoga and chakra meditation instructor (fellow assistant to Paul and Suzee Grilley).Claudia Telkamp, 37, Flight Attendant.
These days meditation can refer to a wide variety of practices and techniques, ranging from mindfulness to vipassana to chakra meditation. The benefits of these practices are becoming more evident as more and more research is being done in this field. The roots of meditation are in ancient spiritual practices, but some modern varieties (such […]
My take on yoga philosophy I was not immediately drawn to yoga philosophy. When I started my personal yoga path, as a 29-year old performer, I was mainly interested in the physical aspects of yoga practice- which was really weird, as I was interested in philosophy in general.
Anat Geiger, a functional yoga teacher, writing a personal essay on body image and self-acceptance. Being rejected by both fat and skinny people and letting that define her self-worth, Anat shares how she overcame the struggle and began to accept who she was and encourages others to do so.
6 questions: To offer you (and ourselves) a broader perspective on the topic of body image, we reached out to friends of TFY: two yogis and two Gym goers/personal trainer and asked them to talk about their relationship with their own bodies and the judgements they make on other people’s bodies.
Picture this: a battlefield, where two armies are rallied for battle. This battle has been building for a generation: the leading warriors on both sides grew up together, and have been in conflict since their youth.
Not even on the inside. This is a scientific fact: every bone in every body is different. Some differences are huge, some are minor. But they are big enough to create enormous variations in how our joints are put together, which in turn will determine how much movement each joint can create.
For the long time of its existence Chakra meditation was a secret practice of the tantric tradition. Speculations of how old this particular tradition varies between 1500 and 3000 years. As a time bar: Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras were written approximately 2000 years ago.
It’s one of these things you spend years without knowing and when you get it, you wonder how could you have not seen it before.