Yoga and meditation


Asana Love Explosion – A yoga workshop combining head and heart


When I heard that Silvia Stojanovic was planning a workshop tour across Germany and asked her facebook followers which cities she should visit, I was among the first ones to shout out loud: Berlin! I’m a huge fan of Silvia since I got to know her and her teaching at the Portugal Spirit Festival, where she was teaching the final closing class called „Love Explosion“. I will always remember this...

8 weeks of MBSR, Part 1: All is new


8 weeks of MBSR, Part 1: All is new MBSR. These four letters are not the abbreviation for mind blowing sex reaction. Instead, they stand for „mindfulness based stress reduction“. And that’s at least as beneficial for your body, mind and soul … This method, which is about meditating and connecting with your breath in order to anchor yourself in the present moment, was developed in the 1970ies by...

Portugal Spirit Festival: Love, healing, connection – On the unifying effect of yoga, deep breathing and tears


The Portugal Spirit Festival that took place in mid-September in Cascais near Lisbon, was the first European edition of the well-established Bali Spirit Festival, which is attracting fans of yoga, dance and music with a spiritual approach from all over the world since 2008 already. And now Portugal. I had the chance to be invited as a blogger and participant and am truly happy and grateful for...

And then I see a darkness – On meditating in the dark


Today I’d like to introduce you to one of my all-time favourite meditations: the „Darkness Meditation“. This form of meditation consists of sitting and meditating in the darkness with our eyes open. For this, go find a room you can darken as much as possible. If you don’t have curtains, cover your windows with cardboard or a blanket or sit in a room with no windows. I have found the right spot in...