Sankalpa

Have you ever wondered how it works, sankalpa, that intention setting that the yoga teachers invites you to do at the beginning of a yoga class? It took me a while to find a way that works for me but now that I have, I use it as much off the yoga mat as on. My experience with fruitfully setting intentions does not come from >> Read More …

Practicing Yoga with a Frozen Shoulder.

Practicing Yoga with a Frozen Shoulder. During any respectable teacher training, the topic “yoga & injuries” is an important subject, from the angle of injury prevention as well as from the perspective of practicing with existing injuries. Whilst I studied this during my 200-hour teacher training and additional yoga anatomy courses over the years, my single best lesson was the frozen shoulder I sustained in >> Read More …

10 Ways to De-Make Up and Feel Good.

10 Ways to De-Make Up and Feel Good. Source: elephantjournal.com, via Mind Body Green, via Daily Mail: I saw this post passing by on elephantjournal.com (an awesome site!) some time ago already, but this time I took a closer look and googled some of the chemicals mentioned on the poster. Shocking! I came to the happy conclusion that I have already taken most of the >> Read More …

Portable slow juicer please!

Portable slow juicer please! I’m turning into a juice freak. It’s not the worse addiction one can suffer from, granted.  But it’s an expensive hobby.  And unfortunately not yet popular enough around the world, so I can’t satisfy my cravings everywhere I go.  Nothing beats a fresh veggie and/or fruit juice.  I can’t get enough of them. Drinking juice or a concentrate from a carton >> Read More …

Told you so, milk is yukkie…

Told you so, milk is yukkie… The thought of milk always brings back this childhood memory.  Or trauma really.  I was eight years old, back in Holland after having lived in France for four years and my new Dutch school had a milk programme.  For an extra yearly fee, the children would get a small, light blue carton of milk during lunch break.  School milk >> Read More …