Am I the only toxic person out here?

Zur deutschen Version bitte hier entlang. Whether we’re decluttering, sorting out or tossing stuff. The opportunities to renew our lives are virtually endless. A quick search on Google for the word declutter yielded so many pages, I quickly tired of reading them. You can get rid of anything, really: bad thoughts, friends, furniture, old files. Life reloaded. I love decluttering! …

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(German Post): Ist das Freundschaft oder kann das weg?

English version Ausmisten, wegschmeißen, optimieren. Uns gehen die Gelegenheiten, uns und unser Leben neu auszurichten schier nicht aus. Eine Google Suche nach „declutter“ (englisch: ausmisten) ergab so viele Ergebnisse, dass ich müde wurde, die Titel zu lesen. Da kann man alles loswerden: schlechte Gedanken, Freund*Innen, Möbel, Unterlagen. Life-reloaded. Ich liebe Ausmisten! Allerdings habe ich auch leicht Reden, denn mir fällt …

Free Chakra Meditation (German)

Hier schenke ich dir eine 15 minütige Chakra Meditatation! Eine kleine Kostprobe dessen, was noch kommt! Ich habe die Meditation in diesem Fall auf dem Smartphone aufgenommen, weswegen sie auch am besten klingt, wenn du sie mit Kopfhörern auf deinem Smartphone oder am Computer durchführst. Perfekt für den Arbeitsplatz oder auch abends im Bett (nur bitte nicht am Lenkrad, ne?) …

Yoga and Laughter

(für den deutschen Artikel, bitte weiter runter scrollen!) It’s a serious matter, this whole spirituality business. Here you are working your butt off, meditating, processing minor, even major trauma, visiting healers and like-minded yogis, hoping to somehow make things easier for yourself at some point. And things do get easier but sometimes it feels like it’s taking forever. So, what …

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German Post: Yoga und Humor

Yoga und Humor Das ist ein ernstes Unterfangen mit der Spiritualität. Man arbeitet und meditiert, wälzt sich durch nicht geringe Traumata, besucht Heiler*Innen und Gleichgesinnte, und hofft irgendwie, dass danach alles leichter wird. Das wird es mitunter auch aber es dauert manchmal ganz schön! Was also macht man in der Zwischenzeit? Du weißt schon, in den Jahren, in denen man …

5 Reasons why taking a studio class beats the online quickie!

  Not dissin’ it: Frankly, online classes have been a mainstay in my personal practice as a student and as a teacher for a number of years. I owe tremendous insight and gratitude to Elena, Kathryn, Kia and co. who were generous enough to share their knowledge not just with a local class but with a growing global yoga community. …

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Having your cake and eating it too

Though I’m not religious per se, I decided to give up sugar for lent this year. The idea was to forego something I enjoy almost every day, develop a healthier eating habit maybe. Not having given the subject much thought (or preparation) I have been turning down my favorite foods such as chocolate, cakes and Nutella. It’s actually not as …

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One Angry Yogi

Image (c) Grit Siwonia Yoga has become something of a cure-all these days. From reversing heart disease to easing anxiety as well as depression while rewiring our brains for the better, and enhancing our general moods, the research on the benefits of yoga is revealing new amazing facts every day. For me personally, yoga became such an essential part of …

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Yoga and Privilege

Image (c) Tilman Brembs Yoga, you may know, was originally invented and then practiced by men in India only. Roughly 5000 years ago (numbers differ, depending on whom you speak to), here were these Indian guys, experimenting with breath and bodily contortions and examining how all these manifested in their bodies and, eventually, in their lives. I often imagine them …

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Communities versus Romantic Relationships

You may be thinking: “Wait, what does that mean? No romance, no butterflies, finally finding true love? That doesn’t sound like a whole lot of fun!” You may be right and I get you. But let’s step back for a moment.. These days the headlines could really have you concerned: political unrest, international provocations, and still no globally binding commitment …