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  • Transition Transition

    Transition

Transition

It is time for transition!
The stork is a symbol for renewal, creation and new birth.

As I’m in Mysore, India at the moment to study at KPJAYI with R. Sharath Jois for the fourth time, that means transition anyhow. India itself can be hardly described, I think one has to experience it by oneself to get a taste of it.
Studying Yoga here in the Shala inbetween people from all over the world is so inspiring as well as challenging.
I’m glad to have my teacher around for these two months as well, it’s quite overwhelming sometimes.

I felt before coming to India that it was time for a transition. Mallorca is a beautiful island, I love the sea, the mediterranean climate, the beach, the spanish language…..
But I felt also that it was not the right place for me to grow.
I’m so grateful for the time I had in Mallorca, being able to pass on my knowledge and teach, so grateful for every single student studying with me. You’ve been so inspiring!

But it is time to move on, Freiburg im Breisgau, that’s where you’ll find me from mid of March on.
There won’t be daily classes, I’ll update the schedule as soon as possible. For questions feel free to contact me anytime.

“The only thing that is constant is change”-Heraclitus

By |February 19th, 2014|Activities, Health, Holiday, India, Travel, Yoga|Comments Off on Transition
  • Wintertime Wintertime

    Wintertime

Wintertime

Since a few weeks we’re experiencing the colder and more quiet season here in Mallorca.
Also Verityoga has to announce some changes.
The Shala will be closed from the 29th of November on because of travelling.
December will be the time to visit family and friends in Austria and Germany.
And in the beginning of January it’s time to travel to Mysore, India again for two months to learn more and follow the Parampara, that means experiencing the basis of the lineage, stay with one lineage and tradition and get the knowledge passed down in it’s most valuable from, which is from teacher to student based on direct and practical experience.
I wish all my studenst and everybody else a nice wintertime, keep on practicing! “Practice, practice, practice and all is coming….” as Guruji used to say!
And don’t hesitate to write me if you have any questions or need an advice!
Love and Light!

By |November 20th, 2013|Activities, Holiday, Mallorca, Travel, Yoga|Comments Off on Wintertime
  • Upside down Upside down

    Upside down

Upside down

Why is it so beneficial to practice headstand (Shirshasana)? Why do we need to turn our world upside down once in a while?

First of all I have to mention that, even if it’s called headstand, the weight in this Asana shouldn’t be on the head. This Asana should be learnt in a proper way. It’s not as easy as putting the head down and legs up. The weight of the body should be on the arms, and in the end you should be able to hold this Asana for 3 hours. First you start with maybe one minute and increase it over time, slowly though.

Shirshasana has a lot of benefits, here are just some of them:
increases the power of memory
destroys eye deseases and improves long-sightedness
purifies the sense organs
increases intellectual power
creates peace of mind
alleviates fatigue of the body

There’s a lot more to say about this Asana, very important as well:
Don’t practice Shirshasana immediately after getting up in the morning without doing sun salutations and the other Asanas, it shouldn’t be the first thing to practice in the morning, and don’t do other Asanas afterwards except Padmasana, Yoga Mudra and Uthplutih because that could cause harm.
An experienced teacher can show you how to go into and out of that posture safely and also how to create the strenght to hold it for a longer time safely.

Try to turn your world upside down and see it from a different point of few!!!

By |June 30th, 2013|Holiday, Mallorca, Travel, Yoga|Comments Off on Upside down
  • Mysore Practice Mysore Practice

    Mysore Practice

Mysore Practice

Practicing in Mysore with Sharath R. Jois in the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute for the last two months has been really intense. What’s the Mysore practice like? In western countries the Mysore style classes are the ones where you just come, put your mat on the floor and start practicing the postures you’ve been given at your own pace. A teacher would be there to help if there’s help needed and to correct the postures. So each student has her/his individual practice and gets the support she/he needs.
That’s the way how Ashtanga Yoga is traditionally taught here in Mysore. But two times a week there is a LED class, which means guided classes. One has to know the sequence in these classes because Sharath would count and you have to follow it. The purpose for that is to break the automatism one gets after a while but also to correct our habits.

By |March 4th, 2013|Travel, Yoga|0 Comments
  • Spring Blossoms Spring Blossoms

    Spring Blossoms

Spring Blossoms

It is mid of January when in Mallorca the almond trees start to bloom. The western part of the island is where there’s most almond trees planted, there you can find different kinds of almond trees, the sweet almond trees which bloom white and the bitter ones with pink flowers.
To make sure that you’ll get to see blooming almond trees you should come in February.
It is simply beautiful!

  • India India

    India

India

It’s the fifth time I’m going to India and the third time I’m going to Mysore in Karnataka to practice and learn with Saraswathi and R. Sharath Jois in the Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute.
The climate here is perfect for opening up and purify your body.
Minimum time to stay here and practice is one month. I decided to stay two months this time, because once you got here you need some time to acclimatize and adjust to the life here.
Different culture, different food, a lot of noise and crazy traffic!
It is good to be able to just concentrate on the practice but still there are a lot of things to do here.
Like visiting the Mysore palace on Sunday night when they light it up. It’s really nice to watch it, you’ll meet even a lot of Indian tourists visiting that famous sight!

By |January 9th, 2013|Holiday, Travel, Yoga|0 Comments