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  • It happens within you! It happens within you!

    It happens within you!

It happens within you!

It’s been quite a while since I wrote the last post.
A lot of changes happened, we moved from Mallorca to Germany to settle in Freiburg for a while.
But here I am in Mysore, India once again for one month!
This time it was not so easy to get accepted to study with Sharath, because so many people from all over the world try to get a spot, one has to be on time to apply and be patient waiting for an answer. I applied twice until I got accepted and you can imagine how happy I’ve been for that positive answer!
Grateful to be here and experience the Mysore Magic once again!
And it IS magical!
Having the opportunity to be close to my teacher and get just the attention I need, not more nore less. Just so that I trust in my own abilities but on the other hand giving me the space that I need so I have to put effort myself, working on removing the obstacles on my way.
Like Sharath said in one of his weekly conferences, where he’d talk about different topics that could be of interest and answering questions as well, he said:
You cannot change the world, you can only change yourself!
That’s where we have to put our focus, to work on ourselves. Before we get to judge others or to compare ourselves to others. No need to do that! Be the change that you want to see in the world!
And if we’re courages enough to do what we really want to do, there will be more challenges so that we can grow even more and get to know ourselves even better. But we don’t have to worry about the outcome because it […]

By |January 14th, 2015|Activities, Health, India, Philosophy|Comments Off on It happens within you!
  • The three bodies The three bodies

    The three bodies

The three bodies

From 2nd to 6th of April I attended the workshop of Eddie Stern organized by Ashtanga Yoga Palma. Eddie Stern is a senior Ashtanga Yoga teacher from New York. So I was looking forward to meet him and absorb the knowledge he would pass down on us.
This workshop was mainly about philosophy talking about the three bodies we have.
There’s the physical body which is three-dimensional, Yamas, Niyamas and Asanas belong to this body. It’s the waking state and therefor shared reality.
The more subtle body is the two-dimensional one, the refinde one. Prana (life force), Manas (mind) and Vijñana are part of this body. It’s the dreaming state.
And the third one is the causal body which is the one-dimensional body and refers to the deep sleep state. The Upanishads (ancient Indian philosophical texts) tell that in deep sleep, when the mind and senses cease functioning, it still stands between the finite world and the self.
At one point Eddie was talking about good and bad experiences. He compared our mind to superglue for bad experiences and to teflon on the other hand for good experiences. Saying that we would recall bad experiences again and again so of course they would be stored in our longterm memory.
But we should try to recall good experiences over and over again and replay them for maybe 30 seconds so they would go into our longterm memory and hence into our operating system.
Because experience itself don’t matter so much, it’s our reaction that matters! And what changes is the way we look at things.

These five days have been really inspiring and practicing together with the other I think 60 participants was full of energy.
On the second to last day Eddie did […]

By |April 12th, 2013|Activities, Mallorca, Philosophy, Yoga|Comments Off on The three bodies