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an online yoga course; a great mindful Christmas gift

5 ideas for a mindful Christmas gift

Yes! The holiday season is here. Time to spoil your friends and family. And if you want to spoil them good, why don’t you give them a mindful Christmas gift? Okay, but what is a mindful Christmas gift? Good question. I think there are three options. The best gift has a bit of all of […]

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Sadhana - uninterrupted practice

Sadhana – uninterrupted practice; keep on studying yourself (video)

Yoga and tantra both put a lot of emphasis on Sadhana;  practice. In the words of the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra: Sadhana is a process of internal refinement, which allows men to move towards perfection. The key to sadhana is abhyasa; uninterrupted practice. If the practice gets interrupted for any reason it has to start from […]

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Headstand tutorial

How to do headstand in yoga – video tutorial for beginners

Headstand (Sirsasana) is the king of the asanas. This posture has an amazing amount of benefits. It relieves stress, increases focus, increases blood flow to the brain, strengthens shoulders and arms, improves digestion and stimulates lymphatic system. To name just a few. But there is a downside to headstand as well. The pressure on the […]

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A taste of Ayurveda

A taste of Ayurveda; classic Indian medicine (video)

I love Ayurveda; the classic Indian medicine. Why? Because Ayurveda tries to keep healthy people healthy and tries to root out the cause of illness instead of treating symptoms. Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, said it ages ago. And yet nowadays Western doctors fill […]

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