What is Buddhist Yoga?
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What is Buddhist Yoga?

Embracing change: a new perspective on the body In today's society, the emphasis on physical appearance is undeniable. We're bombarded with messages about looking good, being fit, and striving for an ideal body image. This obsession with outer…
Listen to your body

It depends. Contextualize!

How many times have you been instructed to “listen to your body”, or to “move freely” in yoga classes and wondered what the heck you"re supposed to do now? Probably too many...I certainly know I have! Such expressions are really…
Yoga Scholarship

Finding stillness: how Zen Yoga changed this Iranian woman’s life

A turbulent life in Iran led Azi Etemadi to immigrate to Germany where she found “the sweet taste of stillness”, and became a Dynamic Mindfulness yoga teacher to help refugees. Cottbus in eastern Germany is a small and quiet university…
contemporary yoga

Transcending tradition and finding a contemporary yoga that fits

Most of the physical movements and postures commonly recognised as “yoga asanas” haven’t been around that long, but have come to be widely accepted as sacred forms. But things are evolving quickly, and yoga is now adapting to evidence-based…
what moves you
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What moves you?

To paraphrase the great German dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch, it’s what moves us that really matters. And still, we so often get preoccupied with the ‘how’. Because the ‘What moves you?’ question is complicated, personal,…
Suchness of the body

Suchness of the Body

Suchness of the body is a Buddhist teaching on embodiment. By its nature, the body is perceived as neither pure nor impure, but simply as “such”;  the way it is – tathata.  Read the full article on Buddhist Yoga here. Befriending…
ways to do soemthing rightPhoto by Pablo García Saldaña on Unsplash

There are many ways to do something right

You know that story of ‘doing life right’? People who ‘do it right’ are born in the right family, attend the right school, get accepted to the right university, get the right job, pick the right partner, settle in the right neighborhood,…
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Virya Aspect in Dynamic Mindfulness Yoga

There is nothing we can accomplish in life without investing energy.  In this article we discuss virya and how to cultivate it. Many of us dream about being an elite athlete, performer, artist or actor. Yet, if we were a fly on a wall,…
Fourth Paramita, Virya – The Perfection of Energy
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4th Paramita, Virya – The Perfection of Energy

In this fourth instalment of our series on the Six Perfections, we boost our energy levels by looking at Virya: Exertion.  The new lazy? "I am soooooo busy," I said. "Oh my god, same here," my friend replied. We shook our heads saying this,…
having patience. kshanti
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Third Paramita, Kshanti – Patience

HOLD YOUR HORSES! In this third instalment of our series on the Six Perfections, we explore the topic of “kshanti” – having patience or forbearance. Heard this before? “I’ve been patient with this, I really have…but I’m TOTALLY…
second paramita, ethical living, virtue
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Cultivating Ethical Living, without guilt tripping yourself (or others!)

In this second instalment of our series on the Six Perfections we explore the topic of “shila”; our ethical living in everyday life. Imagine this: You open a friendly, handwritten note, inviting you to change your life and let go…
yoga teacher training Berlin

200-hr Yoga Teacher Training Free Info Session

  Save the date: Saturday, December 16th - from 10:30 to 12:00 CET This info session will take place online via Zoom, so you can tune in from anywhere! If 2024 is the year you're ready to elevate your yoga practice, our free…