Rediscover the simple pleasure to move your body regardless of the condition it is in right now; simple movements to clear, clean, energise, mobilise and strengthen in whatever way available. And a short meditation of gratitude and appreciation to make us experience the goodness that is already here.
Functional yoga in a live setting, filmed during our Functional Vinyasa teacher training at D’Alijo yoga retreats in Portugal. It’s a full body yoga class, focussing on the core in the beginning, and basically working the whole body! Starting gentle, doing a little yang and ending with yin! I hope you enjoy this one. Hopefully […]
This practice is especially nice for when you are recovering from tiredness or illness, or when your body needs something else than a workout. We start with some yin poses, not staying too long but enough to get the chi going, and then spend some time practicing kapalabhati, a strong breathing exercise that clears the sinuses […]
We all have samskara’s or patterns of behavior stored in our chakras or we developed them in this lifetime. Samskaras can be bad or good, however they will influence our lives. During meditation you can ‘discover’ certain samskaras and work on changing them. Another thing is to develop a good samskara to change bad ones, […]
Samadhi is the culmination of our efforts, when the veil of illusion falls and our consciousness expends and perceives the entire universe. It is a state of bliss, of profound love and wisdom, when yogis become aware of their immortal and perfect Self. In other words: it is indescribable and impossible to fully comprehend with […]
As we continue the explorations of the Eight Limbs of Yoga, we come into Dharana and Dhyana, In my own understanding those two work together beautifully: one is the effort that slowly calms the mind, the other is the effortless experience of that calmness. Like when learning to play an instrument, first we need the […]
The power of our senses can rule all our lives, enslaving us to everything that gives us pleasure and making us blindly run away from everything that gives us pain. Yogis teach is that learning to withdraw the power of the senses and to conserve that energy leads us to internal – spiritual – experiences […]
This is an attempt explore the possibility that chakras may not be as far-fetched as we normally think. Science gives us an entrance, but it cannot – yet – take us all the way, so some open mindedness is definitely required. It is my experience that the reward is definitely worth it, as chakra explorations […]