Times like these – the viral effects

What should you believe? Who can you ask for information and advice? Where will this lead us all? First and foremost we need to stay calm and collected. Taking deep breaths. Relaxing our troubled minds, hearts and souls. Panic doesn’t help anyone. It will not better the situation. The only thing it will definitely do is make you feel even more helpless and chaotic inside. …

What do people need?

When I prepare classes and workshops, I often ask myself: “What do my students really need?”  I think about that a lot: “What do they really need? How is their mindset and emotional status quo when they show up on the mat? What was their day or week like?” Because the message that I keep getting for quite some time is that less is more. …

Heart attacks and set backs – improve your happiness and health

YOLO! We all know what that acronym means: We only have this one life to live to the fullest. Except for all those who believe in reincarnation. But that`s another story. I see so many people that are constantly reminiscing about the past. So many people worrying about the future.  They work so hard, grinding all day and often nights, weekends, holidays trying to secure …

All that glitter and gold – Social Media`s influence on our lives

Why are you so anti-Social (Media)? Post more selfies, videos and content in general. Release your own website, flyers, adds. Go to more network events, yoga conferences and fairs. In other words make yourself be heard and seen more often. Put an online teaching program on the market…bla, bla, bla…have you ever been in a discussion like that? I can`t tell you how often I heard …

Leave your ego at the door

For years I wanted to write and have my own blog. Because there were and still are so many thoughts in my ever-working head. So many thoughts and ideas and I often struggle to put them on paper. Zipping in and out of my brain like lightning.  Sometimes I even wonder if I have ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Maybe I do, I don`t know. …

Celebrating life – in remembrance of Kobe and Gianna Bryant

Completely shocked by the sudden death of one of the greatest basketballs players and his teenage daughter I was sitting in my living room pondering about why someone who was not only a great athlete but first and foremost a great person, father and husband had to die at the age of 41. I am 41, born the same year as Kobe Bryant and in …

Stop pretending…start living your best life

Have you ever felt like you were pretending to be someone else? Do you feel exhausted always trying to live up to standards others expect you to fulfill? Do society`s rules and regulations suck the energy right out of you? Nay-Sayers, negative comments about your choices in life, opinions about your clothes or your behaviour bother you? So much that you start to isolate yourself …

Freedom is the soundtrack of your soul

We all work so relentlessly on perfecting our bodies and strive for intellectual knowledge. You have to always look perfectly put together. Athletic, toned and forever youthful in our appearance. Sharpened mind, full of important facts, always updated with the news in politics, business and social events. Bigger, better, always one step ahead of everybody else. I am a firm believer of physical health and …

Don`t let the present become a prisoner of your past

Ever felt like you are stuck in your past experiences and mistakes? Like you can`t move forward because you`re haunted by your history? We all feel stuck from time to time. I guess that`s part of life and learning. But how can you enjoy the present or even think about the future when your former encounters keep you from your own growth and progress? You …

How to turn negative experiences into something positive?

Yin and Yang – shadow and light – positive and negative – it all belongs to the circle of our life. Our world consists of good and bad experiences and there will always be sunshine after the rain. Bad experiences, the betrayal of a loved one, being wronged or treated unkindly can really wreak havoc on our heart and soul. But those things often help …