I’ve always been intrigued by Mala Beads, wherever I’ve come across them – be it at an ashram where they were used for ceremonies, carried around by swamis, or sold at the […]
Can compassion go wrong?
Every day, I take a walk by the sea. And every day, I cross paths with this man and his dog. The dog has only three legs – one of the hind […]
Luxury cosmetics & practising ‘Ahimsa’
If you’ve been doing yoga for a while, you may have come across the concept of ‘ahimsa’. It means non-injury, but it goes beyond not causing harm to other human beings – it’s […]
Why otters are happy creatures
Apparently, 50% of our happiness level is predetermined. Set in stone. From birth. That’s how powerful our genes are. But here’s the surprising bit: Only 10-20% of our happiness are down to those factors […]
‘No coffee, no prana’
‘No coffee, no prana (life energy)’, Ashtanga yoga’s founder Pattabhi Jois famously said, and apparently in the very early Mysore days, when yoga was still some weird Indian fad (can anyone even […]
Yoga – in Iran!
Iran isn’t the country you’d think of first in terms of yoga. And let’s face it, we’re not reading yoga-related news from Iran very often. And then this: Laughter Yoga is en […]
Old thought patterns, exposed in Burma
We all do it, and we all deny doing it – putting people in neat boxes, sticking labels onto them with lightning speed. So, are you the blonde beach girl? Or rather […]
India is… inspirational!
No matter if you’ve never been to India or if you’re returning every single year for some sort of (yoga) pilgrimage – you’ll absolutely LOVE this video. Get ready for just over 3 […]