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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…
Yoga Scholarship
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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 Zen Yoga teacher to help refugees. Cottbus in eastern Germany is a small and quiet university town surrounded…
Online Yoga Tutorials: Sun Salutation, Online Tutorials: Eight-Form Moving Meditation, Warm-up Sequence and Hero Salutation
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Online Tutorials: Warm-Up

The cornerstone of the Dynamic Mindfulness method is a contemporary fusion of holistic asana flow and Buddhist mindfulness meditation. The approach to sequencing is a carefully crafted blend that incorporates: The vigor of sequenced asana…

Early Summer Special: Yoga and Shiatsu Massage

Wellness for Body and Soul 10 x Yoga + Shiatsu Massage Ah, those summer days, sun riding across Tempelhofer Feld with a little breeze of the evening to come. What better than start the season with yoga classes for the summer, topped up…
office yoga with Maaike
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Office Yoga Online Class Part 1

With Maaike Hoogstede, Dynamic Mindfulness yoga teacher Recorded at the Impact Hub Berlin To learn more about our business yoga offers, click here.  
healing negative body image
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Healing negative body image

A round belly is a happy belly At the end of each yoga class, I guide students through a self-massage. These last five minutes are always quite special for me. Massage not only distributes the chi, or life energy evenly throughout the body,…
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…
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…