Let me tell you what happened with my life since I started doing yoga. I will not even speak about the benefits for my body, the huge improvement of my posture (I suffered from kyphosis since I was a child) and other health benefits. I will talk about bigger changes. After only a few months… Continue reading How yoga changed my life
Today I will write about money again. Even if Aparigraha (non-greed) is not only about money. Some say that money is the greatest evil of today's world, and I used to think so myself. There was a period in my life when I was seriously considering different ways to live a life without money,… Continue reading Money is not evil
I love to share the ride to and from Ljubljana, I always meet interesting and inspiring people! Today I was talking to this guy about dreams and goals and he said: my dream is to have time. I don't want to be a rich CEO, I don't want to kill myself with work, I just… Continue reading Be rich with time not money
Today I want to talk about Brahmacharya (celibacy or »right use of energy«), the fourth Yama, according to Patanjali. I was thinking about Brahmacharya a lot lately. Maybe because it's one of the Yamas that I never really studied, I must admit I kind of just ignored it for a long time. I guess it's… Continue reading It’s not just about not having sex!
At the end of today's yoga class I invited everyone to set an intention for themselves, to choose a positive affirmation for the day, the week or the month, something they really felt they needed in that moment. Mine was "Everything is just the way it's supposed to be." I find it much more comforting… Continue reading Everything is as it should be
I like to think of myself as an honest person who wouldn't intentionally steal anything, but don't we all?? The truth is, I too have stolen a lot in my life. I stole a chocolate bar from a store when I was 5, I've stolen other people's time, energy and peace, I've hoarded many useless… Continue reading How many things have you stolen?
Today I've been thinking about the second Yama - Satya or truthfulness. Truth and honesty have always been very important to me. I was very passionate about being straightforward and honest to others. I hurt a lot of people on my quest for truth, I thought honesty is above all, and didn't consider other people's… Continue reading How honest are you to yourself and others?
I had to let go of my daily asana practice as I'm injured and need to rest, so I decided to focus more on the other limbs of yoga, mainly on the Yamas and Niyamas, which are the often seen as ‘moral codes’, or ways of ‘right living’. They form the foundation of our whole… Continue reading Let’s talk about Ahimsa
I know what goes through your mind right now. Is that even possible?! How can a yoga teacher be addicted to anything? Isn't yoga supposed to help us overcome addictions? Aren't yoga teacher supposed to be happy and calm and relaxed? As you can read in one of my previous posts, there is no such… Continue reading I am a yoga teacher and a workaholic!
It's been roughly a year since I decided to go vegan. For the first few months nothing special happened because I was living in Vancouver which is vegan heaven. I enjoyed exploring all the new vegan tastes, restaurants, ice creams , burgers, burritos... It was awesome! All the coffee shops had almond and soy… Continue reading 5 surprising things that happened after I went vegan