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What is Buddhist Yoga?
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What is Buddhist Yoga?

“It is just within this 'fathom long' body endowed with perception and cognition that there is the world, the origin of the world, the cessation of the world, and the way leading to the cessation of the world.” Rohitassasutta, SN 2.26 A…
body positive yoga
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The Quest for Mindfulness – BOOBS

Breathe. Tatjana says. I... C…C..Can’t I squeeze out. “Deep breaths in and out” she repeats. Seriously, I am suffocating over here. I’m in a shoulder stand and my boobs are cutting off my airways as they flatten my larynx.…
feeling uncomfortable
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The Quest for Mindfulness: FEELING UNCOMFORTABLE

Like any quest I am in search of something. At times the thing I seek is clear, but most times it is nebulous. The thing I search for ‘the present moment’ is an elusive creature. I see it hiding in shadows, but most times I feel like…
CALIFORNIA DREAMING
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The Quest for Mindfulness Berlin – CALIFORNIA DREAMING

I’m staring at my laptop and there’s nothing. I can’t write a single word. I could put it down to writers block but that’s just not true. The whole week I have been songwriting, writing a short story for my writers group, hell I’m…
mindfulness meditation
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The Quest for Mindfulness: CLICK, CLICK, CLICK

I sometimes forget when I head to yoga practice on Thursdays after work that I am not just rushing to do my asanas but to understand my mind a bit more.  I sometimes struggle with breath-focused seated  meditation,  so it was a welcome…
The Quest for Mindfulness
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The Quest for Mindfulness – Upside down and inside out

I love being upside down. I love love love it. Ask anyone who knows me well enough, I love doing things backwards and inverted - why? I have no clue, I just think its fun - perhaps I was a bat in previous life as I like Ask anyone who knows…
breathing mindfully
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The quest for mindfulness: Return to your breath

Thursday came and with it my very first official Dynamic Yoga class with Tatjana. I was strangely nervous, wondering if I was going to suck or not. Intellectually I know yoga practice is not about being good or bad and more a case of being…
The quest for mindfulness - The Journey Begins!
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The quest for mindfulness – The Journey Begins!

One of the most challenging things, I imagine I am not alone in this, is being mindful and present. Being in the now has been my Everest of sorts for as long as I can remember. My mind is like a version of mental ping-pong - ping past-pong…
yoga beginner guide

zen yoga beginner guide

Thinking about starting with yoga classes in Berlin? Here are few things you should know to enhance your experience of yoga. I'm glad you're here. Thanks! PLEASE: Arrive at least 10 minutes early to accommodate Wear comfortable…
healthy snacks before yoga
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Pre Yoga Pick-me-ups – Healthy snacks before yoga

by Zen Yogini Kyra While it's not usually advisable to be in a state of digestion while practicing yoga, if we are distracted by our stomach growling it can take away from our ability to focus and enjoy the practice. Personally, if it's…
avocado chocolate mousse
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Community Corner – Avochoco!

By Zen Yogini Kyra As odd as it sounds, avocado chocolate mousse - or avochoco as I've lovingly nicknamed it - is glorious! And super healthy. Interesting tidbit: the botanical name for the cacao tree is theobroma cacao – which means “food…
home yoga practice
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How to Develop Home Yoga Practice

“Let your practice flow like a small stream, day to day, rather than like a big waterfall, which flows occasionally.” Do you want to start developing a home yoga practice, but you’re not sure how? The beauty of yoga is that it…
restorative yoga

Restorative yoga – how does it work?

We humans are neurologically wired to respond to danger with the “fight-or-fight” response: increasing heart rate, blood pressure, mental alertness and muscle tension, and at the same time slowing or shutting down systems of digestion,…