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Hypothalamus is in control of our endocrine system

Endocrine system

Our endocrine system controls the way our body functions. It produces hormones that travel to all parts of your body to maintain our tissues and organs. Every hormone that is released into our blood and is transported by our blood has a specific instruction, meant for only a few cells: the target cells. These target […]

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Acro Yoga workshop

Acro Yoga workshop

Do you like to do (another) Acro Yoga workshop? Come Saturday June 13th to Pure Yoga, Health, Adventure in Granada / Nicaragua and fly with us. This time we will be focussing on therapeutic flying. You can make your day even more relaxed by also joining us for the Thai Yoga massage workshop. The Acro […]

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Hydrotherapy before asana practice


Started my morning with a cold shower. Not my favorite, but being on the road in Central America I often don’t have a lot of choice. Although, today I did, put I started out on purpose with a cold shower. In yoga having a shower before doing asanas is recommended. In Kundalini yoga it ‘has […]

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best smoothie

Costa Rica’s best smoothie

For me this is Costa Rica’s best smoothie; simple, because it contains all the best Costa Rica has to offer: bananas (of course), pineapples (here as well as in Nicaragua you have this amazing, white pineapple) and mangos. I like a little ‘bite’ in my smoothie, so I always add a piece of ginger, which […]

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The structure of human skin cells

From atom to human

To understand yoga it’s good to have an understanding of the working of the human brain and of the human body. In this blog we will look at the body: from atom to human. A human is built out of: Atoms – the smallest (stable) building blocks of the human body. They group together to […]

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The eleven systems of the body

Eleven systems of the body

The human body consists of eleven organ systems. These systems work together and influence each other. It’s not possible to make a clear distinction were one systems ends and another one starts, because they are so interconnected. By doing yoga we influence these eleven systems of the body. The eleven systems of the body are: skin […]

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Banana leafs cover: all we have to do now is wait till the herbs 'pop up' in our herb garden

Herb garden

Herbal teas, herbs to spice up food and herbs as medicine. I’m a bit of a herb addict. When I was still living in the Netherlands I had a cupboard with sixty pots with herbs. Who ever came by got a tailor made cup of tea: depending on favorite flavor, illness or state of mind. […]

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Flying Anneke

Long live Anneke!

Post uit Nederland. Van Anneke; tenminste, een e-mail van Anneke, met post van allerlei bedrijven en instanties. Netjes gefotografeerd en bijgevoegd. Reizen is mooi, maar weg ben je nooit helemaal. Er zijn altijd weer bedrijven en instanties die je ‘willen hebben’ – Tenzij je wereldburger wordt en je je helemaal uitschrijft uit Nederland – en […]

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My big five (asanas)

There are asanas I like, there are asanas I absolutely not like, there are asanas I can do easily, there are asanas I will never be able to do and there are asanas maybe, maybe, maybe one day I will be able to do. There are a bunch, but I picked out five. My big […]

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Massage Therapist


Yes! Diploma binnen. Vanaf nu mag ik me officieel massagetherapeut noemen. Het was een lange studie, het was een leuke studie, het was een zware studie, maar ik heb er weer een diploma bij. Ik weet niet wat het is, maar om de een of andere reden ‘verzamel’ ik graag kennis. Dit was weer eens […]

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little redhead tea

My little redhead tea

A friend of mine cooks by color. He isn’t the slightest concerned about how thinks taste, just by how things looks. In his point of view: if you have all different colors in your meal, you have a healthy meal. Among our friends there is a lot of discussion about his opinion and especially about […]

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