The ‘true’ Guru – disciple relationship

The ‘true’ Guru – disciple relationship

The Guru-disciple relationship thrived and flourished for thousands of years in India. In this culture, when there was a need to convey subtle and powerful knowledge, it was always done in an atmosphere of utter trust, dedication and intimacy between the Guru (Master)...
Yoga therapy

Yoga therapy

The positive effects of yoga therapy on your health “It is not possible to put yoga in a jar, otherwise it would be the world’s best-selling medicine” – Murali Duraiswamy, neurobiologist and psychiatrist For centuries Yoga has been practiced...

Let’s talk about Yin Baby

What is Yin yoga? Yin Yoga what is it all about? Let me tell you a story about how I fell in love with Yin yoga and what I found out about this wonderful form of Yoga along the way. I practiced Yin Yoga for the first time while I was living in Singapore, studying for...
Yoga and Buddism

Yoga and Buddism

Historically and philosophically Yoga and Buddism have common roots going back thousands of years to ancient India. Personally I have had a fascinating with both school of thought and practices for a long time. Even though I was exposed to Hinduism growing up in my...
More than mindfulness

More than mindfulness

Mindfulness has grown in popularity in recent years. You can find mindfulness courses on every corner of the street now, often focusing on stress reduction. That’s great, because mindfulness is very effective indeed. But … did you know that mindfulness is...
Yoga and Dance

Yoga and Dance

As a dancer turned yogi I have always felt that yoga is a from of dance. You are dancing with the asanas and your prana (breathe). Breath in movement In Indian philosophy the Lord Shiva danced the world into existence and gave it order. Dance is in intricate part of...
Wisdom from Nepal

Wisdom from Nepal

Last weekend it was World Health Day! As a psychologist and yoga teacher, I immediately think of mental health. That’s why I‘d like to share some wise lessons with you, that I’ve learned in Nepal, where I travel every year. A mix of Hinduism and Buddhism In Nepal, the...
The simplicity of reading spiritual books

The simplicity of reading spiritual books

There are so many ways to dive deeper into this life we live. Whether it is by trying out a new sport, travel to the other side of the world or just as simple as being by yourself for just an afternoon. A personal favorite of mine is to read any spiritual book that...