2 Minutes – Heart Energy Breath – Qigong Breathing Technique for Positive Energy This short exercise helps you to activate positive heart energy. It opens your heart and fills you with a really nice feeling!
The Kidneys as seen in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are so important! They house your life energy or your Jing or your “Essence”. This Ying is stored in your Kidneys and is the material basis for all kinds of functional activities and is responsible for your growth and your development. It is believed you get […]
Simple Brain Hack For More Effective Studying Use a specific essential oil when you are studying. Everytime when you study the same subject, use the same essential oil. You can put it (blended) on your skin, or have the bottle close and just smell it a few times when you are studying, or put it […]
My personal recommendations for the most interesting yoga books There are so many (great) books on yoga, meditation and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). I have read many, and I am constantly discovering new books. In this blog I share with you some of my favorite yoga books on various subjects. Note: the books links go […]
THE 4-7-8 (OR RELAXING BREATH) This breathing exercise is a natural tranquilizer for the nervous system. Use it whenever you are aware of internal tension or stress. Use it to help you fall asleep.
Remove Negative Energy This mantra helps extract energy from the spine for healing. It is a great mantra for removing negative energy. TEXT OF THIS MANTRA: PRANA, APANA, SUSHUMNA, HARI. HARI HAR, HARI HAR, HARI HAR, HAR. Meaning words: Prana – vital life force and as well one of the forms of Prana Apana […]
Part of being a yoga teacher is inspiring and informing your students about how best to deepen their asana practice. Often, this involves placing your hands on a person to gently ease or encourage their body into a pose. Sometimes hands-on adjustments correct alignment, or invite more depth. Other times the touch is simply to […]
“BREATH IS LIFE” LIFE IS ABSOLUTELY DEPENDENT UPON THE ACT OF BREATHING. TO BREATHE IS TO LIVE, AND WITHOUT BREATH THERE IS NO LIFE. There is nothing that I have experienced that has empowered my life more than the shift to becoming aware of my own breath. Beyond the energizing and rejuvenating eﬀects of […]
The Stimulating Breath (also called the Bellows Breath) The Stimulating Breath is adapted from yogic breathing techniques. Its aim is to raise vital energy and increase alertness. How to do the stimulating breath: Inhale and exhale rapidly through your nose, keeping your mouth closed but relaxed. Your breaths in and out should be equal in […]
What do you know about the history of Yoga? Yoga has evolved so much since its introduction to the west in the late 19th century. In the begining it was mainly introduced as a practice for the mind with meditation, positive thinking and pranayama. It wasn’t until the 1920s that modern postural yoga became popular […]