Ready for some healthy and yummy ice cream? Try out this recipe and you’ll never want something else anymore. I love ice cream, I just don’t love artificial coloring and artificial tasting. And sadly enough that’s what is in most ice creams you can buy. I’ve thought about buying an ice maker myself, but then […]
One of the hardest thing to do when you start doing yoga can be how to choose your yoga mat. Or if you’re already doing yoga for a while: how to choose your new yoga mat. There is such a big variety out there. Which yoga mat suits you? Here are a few tips that can […]
Join Rachel Berryman and me for an Acro Yoga workshop at Tirana Yoga in Albania in the weekend of September 17th and 18th 2016. We will give two Acro Yoga workshops, one Thai Yoga massage workshops and an Acro Yoga jam. Introduction to Acro Yoga – Saturday September 17 11:30-13:30 Discover Acro Yoga: Fly as a bird […]
Yes! It’s (almost) September. Holidays are over in most countries. Time to get Back on Your Mat or get back on your yoga mat more often. Join La Scimmia Yoga, FridaLovesYoga, our sponsor ReYoga and me on Instagram for an Instagram Yoga Challenge from August 29th till September 25th. We have designed four Yoga sequences for you, which we […]
Upward Facing Dog – Urdhva Mukha Svanasana was one of the poses I struggled with most, when I started doing yoga. It’s a back bend and back bends don’t come very natural to me. After almost two years of yoga I started practicing Ashtanga. I set sequence where the poses are linked together with half […]
This apple ginger shot is a little shot with a big impact. I first discovered this beauty when I was introduced to Jason Vale; the ‘King’ of juicing. This shot gives you a great start to the day, being a natural antibiotic, an anti-inflammatory and it even helps with hay fever and morning sickness to […]
Neck and shoulder pain; almost every body in Western society is dealing with it. We’re sitting too many hours behind our computers, spending too much time on our mobile phones and we often have to deal with too much stress at work. This yoga class will help you relieve your neck and shoulder pain. The […]
A cup of Golden Milk is often the start of my day. It’s healty and yummy. The first time I saw Golden Milk was on a picture on pinterest. It was a beautiful picture, so out of curiosity I looked up the main ingretient, turmeric, and found out it was anti-inflamatory and very healthy. After […]
Koundinyasana is a fun arm balance to include in your warming-up. You probably want to do some wrist warm-ups first and maybe you want to throw in a pigeon and a twist while waking up your body for yoga, but after that: you’re set to go and to try out Koundinyasana. In this sequence […]
These little RAW chocolate energy balls are quick, easy and great for when you’re in need of a boost of energy. Although these are free from refined sugar they always cure my sugar cravings. They keep me full between meals and are perfect when I have a busy day at work. Give them a try, keep […]
Need some time to chill? Join me, Leyla Ramadan, for a Ibiza yoga retreat in the country side of this beautiful Spanish island from September 12th till September 16th. Take some well needed time out of your busy schedule, relax your mind, fuel your body and immerse yourself in some me time. Fully experience the beauty […]
The hippie twist and easy twist are two of the nicest twists in Acro Yoga. They are part of therapeutic flying; the Thai Yoga massage side of Acro Yoga. Acro Yoga is mostly know for all the spectaculair moves you can do, but there is a soft, therapeutic side to it as well. To be precize: […]
This yoga class is especially for runners, hikers and bikers. The poses in this sequence are targetting the upper leg; stretching out the hamstrings, iliopsoas muscle and the quadriceps. These muscles are engaged a lot during running, hiking and biking. If you don’t stretch them, they will shorten with a higher risk on injuries as a […]
You can gain hamstring flexibility quickly; if you stretch the right way (see video). In most yoga classes we’re only a few breaths in a pose. That’s often too short if you’re really struggling with inflexible muscles. Too ‘lengthen’ them you have to reprogram your nervous system. There are different ways to do that. A […]
Boat pose – paripurna navasana is responsible for a lot of yoga injuries. Sadly enough. Wrong alignment in this pose, will give you low back pain, because if you don’t already have the abdominal and iliopsoas strength, your low back muscles (quadratus lumborum) will try to keep you in balance, but this muscle is not […]
Add some power to your practice, with these strength and yoga exercises: downward facing dog push ups, side plank push ups and dolphin push ups. You’ll need the shoulder and arm strength you build with these exercises when you want to do headstand, handstand and peacock pose. Start easy with one, two or three push […]
Marichyasana C – Marichi’s pose is a hard pose for me. I like to do it, but I’m not able to. Yet the more I practice, the more I progress. Twisting is a lot of technique how to get into it. In Marichyasana it’s important to extend your spine towards the ceiling. To be able to […]
Your iliopsoas muscle is a key muscle in your yoga practice. As I wrote before in an earlier blog; it’s the muscle that for a big part decides how easy it is for you to do back bends. It’s also the muscle that has to lift up your leg when you walk.
Words are just words. Show your lover you care. Always. As I told you before: I have a lot of people asking me for a ‘magic tantra trick’ to spice up their relationship. Or actually their love life. If nothing is happening in the bedroom anymore they hope a little tantra will light the fire. The […]
Knee to chest pose – Supta Ardha Apanasana is an asana I always use when I’m struggling with low back pain. It’s a nice soft way to stretch out my low back.
The iliopsoas is an important muscle in your yoga practice, because a ‘short’ iliopsoas restricts you in back bends, whereas a weak iliopsoas restricts you in lifting up your leg and/or trunk.
Most of us have too much stress. It is – sadly enough – part of living in the 21st century. Here are five ways stress affects your health in a negative way.
Join Sara Bigatti and me for a Workshop Partner Yoga & Acro Yoga July 10th in Ancona, Italy at Rajas Yoga. You can sign up my sending an email through my contact form.
Cannonball is a nice entree in Acro Yoga; an entree that brings you into Bat and gives you a lot of transition options. One of them is moving into Flying Paschimottanasana; a beautiful looking pose. You will learn both in this video tutorial. To be able to do Cannonball you need, as a flyer, a […]
This spicy fajita bowl is a great meal for lunch or dinner. It’s nice and quick and it looks a lot more complicated than it actually is, which makes it a good meal to cook for guests.