An email dropped into my inbox that made me reconsider a few things. It came from the Parmarth Niketan ashram in Rishikesh. Just a little while ago we were thinking and reading about resolutions. […]
Do you dare – slowing down?
Does anybody still remember when yoga was just plain weird, potentially dangerous and certainly a devilish Hindu practice? When you’d don your baggy cotton trousers and a shabby t-shirt in order to, […]
Are your legs strong enough?
I struggle with postures that are part of literally every yoga class (sigh…). Granted, I can do a headstand, handstand, forearm balance, I can jump back into plank from crow pose… And […]
Days are long, but years are short…
“The days are long, but the years are short.” That’s a quote I came across recently and it makes so much sense. It’s similar to this one: “Isn’t it funny how day […]
Developing willpower – with Trataka
Even if no other type of meditation has worked for you, chances are that this one will: Trataka is a powerful meditation and cleansing technique – and it’s so simple and straightforward […]
Mala Beads – all you need to know!
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 […]
Juice cleanse – but different!
I had considered doing some kind of cleanse for a while but couldn’t quite find the right thing. Most juice cleansing regimen seemed really full-on, and I’ve been terribly struggling with not getting […]
Organic market shopping? Easy!
Don’t get me wrong – we love going to the farmer’s market. We love buying fresh, organic and seasonal fruit and veg. It’s in line with ayurvedic principles, tastes better because first […]