Being Present: Why the Here & Now is so Meaningful

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In the past days Marcos and me have given two different classes covering the topic of mindfulness, one workshop at Adidas Runbase in Berlin and one Extended Masterclass at Damn Good Yoga in Hamburg. I deeply believe in the concept of mindfulness, because I myself know how living mindfully positively influences one’s well- being. Mindfulness is so powerful because it allows us to connect to our self and takes us to the present moment. In this post I will explore the meaning of being in the here and now and why it is so important.
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Lifestyle Choices and Decision Making: the Role of Happiness in the Equation

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‘Whatever you decide to do make sure it makes you happy.’ – Paulo Coelho

I believe that all of us want to live a happy life, but we allow ourselves to get distracted from it and place great importance on other factors, which can lead to leaving happiness out of the equation when making choices in life. Many equalize happiness by status, achievement, look, or clothing. The problem with that is that it can never bring long lasting and true contentment. The only thing that does is an inner state of being, but when we replace that inner state of being with something external we can be sure that we will keep searching and seeking for the rest of our lives.
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Clean Body – Clear Mind

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Today is number two of three days of juicing for me. Doing a detox helps us release toxins and reboot on many levels. When speaking about detox many mention the physical benefits, such as improved digestion, improved energy, healthy skin, a stronger immune system, and better blood circulation. While a detox definitely holds the potential of such benefits I find it just as important to mention the mental benefits. We do not only accumulate toxins in our bodies, but in our minds as well and just as important as the health of our body, is the well- being of our mind.
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An Energizing and Calming Morning Routine

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When you arise in the morningthink of what a precious privilege it is to be alive -to breatheto thinkto enjoyto love.”– Marcus Aurelius

The morning is a very special time of the day. It is an opportunity for a fresh new start, an opportunity to live another day, structure it the way you want, and make choices that allow you to feel good with your self. The way we start our day strongly influences the rest of our day. Allow the beginning of your day to inspire you for the hours ahead. In this post I will introduce you to such a morning routine. It does not take long to follow the routine and is suitable for everyone even if you don’t want to commit to getting up much earlier than you usually do.
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‘You Must Be a Yoga Expert Now!’- How My Friends’ Reaction Helped Me to Gain Even More From My Experience in India

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One of the most frequent comments I have been hearing from friends and family after returning from India and telling them about the three different amazing courses we did (Yoga anatomy with Gary Carter, Ashtanga Yoga Retreat with Mark Robberds and Laruga Glaser, 300hr Yoga Teacher Training) is: You must be a yoga pro now, a real yogi!
By ‘yoga pro’ and ‘real yogi’ they mean me being able to do very advanced postures- upside down, twisted, arm balances… I did learn a lot about the physical practice of yoga and improved my own practice, but much more important than that was Read More


Self-Knowledge for True Contentment

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When was the last time you spent time on getting to know yourself? Sitting down without distractions observing yourself, your emotions, your behavior, and your way of living?

We deserve to live content and fulfilling lives, in order to do so we must understand our own responsibility for that and invest time and effort. Many of us are so into complaining and doing that we forgot to observe and be. If we want to be happier and improve our life it is crucial to first gather enough knowledge about our self to be able to do so. We cannot change something in the proper way if we have no knowledge about it.
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The Importance of Adaptability in Living a Fulfilling Life

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‘It is not the strongest of the species, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable.’- Charles Darwin

Two of the things we can be sure about in life are changes and surprises. In psychological coaching we talk a lot about the helpful role of goal setting with determination and flexibility for a happy life, preparing where we want to head and how we can get there. Goal setting and planning are very important. However, there is another key ingredient, which is highly important to a successful and happy life: adaptability. Setting your goals and working consistently are only two ingredients of the feeling fulfilled formula. If we get stuck on our goal and work towards achieving it without looking to the right and left we won’t be able to achieve our goal as wanted. We have to work towards adapting and adjusting to life’s changes.
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One of the Healthiest Things You Can Do For Yourself Today: Rest.

E-session_Sarah_419Burn-out and fatigue are some of the top diseases in the western world we live in today. These diseases are caused to the degree many experience them, by ignoring the importance of rest, physically and mentally. The topic of rest came up within the first days of our anatomy and the fascial body workshop we just did with Gary Carter here in Goa. Gary pointed out the importance of rest for our body for maintaining overall health and also for improving. It seems like a simple topic, but it made me think:
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