All posts tagged: yoga

emotions: help or hindrance on the spiritual path?

Inge Sengelmann is a somatic psychotherapist and certified ParaYoga teacher, initiated in the Himalayan Tantric lineage of Sri Vidya. ParaYoga is a living link to the ancient traditions of yoga, meditation, and tantra.  “Once we engage on a spiritual path, and connect with the lofty ideal of enlightenment, it is easy to interpret our human emotions as representative of our lower mind and animalistic impulses. While, indeed, they are sourced in our desire to survive, reproduce and thrive, simply ignoring or suppressing our emotional nature can lead us to engage in what psychologist John Welwood termed “spiritual bypassing.” This can lead to disturbing, if not dangerous, rearrangements in our psyche that can lead to self-destructive, impulsive/compulsive behaviours, and even to psychosomatic disease and chronic illness. Advertisements

yoga for men, health from the inside out

Marteen Zárate is a well-known yoga teacher from Mexico. He shares with us the many benefits in practising yoga for men. Even if the largest part of the yoga community is feminine (70%), the number of men practising yoga has been multiplying, going from 4 million in 2012 to 10 million in 2016. This is interesting when traditionally the practice of yoga was only for men! These days, I dedicate all my time to practicing yoga and teaching and training teachers to the ancient techniques of yoga, thus sharing my 14 years of practice. When I started yoga, I still had my managerial job in technologies & human resources. Stress, speed and competitiveness were part of each day. Yoga came and changed my life for real – in a positive way! For this reason, I want to share with you the first 5 benefits I noted in my first months of yoga.

what being a makeup-artist yogi taught me about beauty

Sarina Zoe is a journalist, qualified yoga teacher, and she is the founder & editor of the blog PRAVAYAMA, The Modern Yoga Lifestyle. “For 11 years I have been helping people look and feel their best. I’m not a cosmetic surgeon, I’m not a self-help guru, but a makeup artist fascinated by the power of light and shade, contour and colour. Alongside eight years of dedicated yoga practice, I have come to view beauty from a myriad of literal and spiritual perspectives.  

connect to yourself, yoga & meditation

Sigrid is a passionate, devoted Vinyasa Yoga and Meditation teacher, and a Deep Tissue & Intuitive Balinese massage therapist, based in Sydney Australia. “If I had to pick one thing out of the innumerable benefits I have gotten from my yoga and meditation practice, it would definitely be the fact that it has helped me to develop a much better connection to myself.

yoga just may change your life

It sounds like a cliché, but it’s true. We all have things that make us feel better and for millions of people around the world, yoga is one of them. It may seem like the world has gone yoga-mad – there’s a studio on every corner, a plethora of technicolour leggings pounding the pavements and suddenly it seems everyone is carrying a rolled up rubber mat to work – but it’s not just any old fad. Yoga is here to stay.

Inspirational Woman: Karina Velasco

Karina Velasco is a Mexican health guru and writer. She teaches yoga, practical alchemy and she has written books about sexuality, love and healthy lifestyle. Karina likes to share inspirational photos on her social networks. She is also an excellent Certified Health Coach and nutritionist. In this interview she tells us what inspires her, how she stays healthy and what’s next for her career.

Inspirational Woman: Jacinta Tynan

It’s Mothers’ Day this weekend in many parts of the world (not in UK, so don’t worry, yours was in March!), which means it’s a time when we celebrate mothers everywhere and find ourselves thinking about the meaning of motherhood and how we’re doing at it! Motherhood is joyful, yet also hard work; it’s filled with triumphs, but also with massive fails; and really all we have to go on is what we learnt from our own mothers, what we learn from our friends and families and our own instincts (aka “winging it”) and what we learn along the way. We sometimes give ourselves a high five, and we sometimes feel like we’re letting the side down massively. Yes, motherhood is often an internal battle with our own maternal confidence! If you’ve ever wondered about your ability to be a mother, or, if you are already a mother, how you are doing, then you’ll definitely identify wtih Jacinta Tynan‘s new book, Mother Zen. Part memoir, part commentary and part manifesto on the ideas and philosophies …