It has been a while since I have been writing. But today I feel the need to express and share with you the road I followed in the last couple months. Back to Tibetan Buddhism It all started with the visit of the Dalai Lama here in the Netherlands, which gave me such a strong… Read More How many Hours do You waste on Worrying and Negative Emotions? part 1/2 ~ My Road back to Tibetan Buddhism
In this post the last post of our three-part post on Love and Compassion. If you missed any of them, then here the links to part 1/3 and 2/3. In today’s post the ultimate love for your enemy and tips how to cultivate compassion inside you. The only true love is Compassion for your Enemy… Read More Love and Compassion part 3/3 ~ Ultimate practice of Love and Tips for Compassion
In the previous post we talked about emotional and mental hygiene and society. Did you miss it? Then click here to read this post. Compassion and loving kindness can be the methods or tools to use to keep our emotional and mental hygiene in check. In today’s post you’ll find more information on compassion, a… Read More Love and Compassion part 2/3 ~Step to Step Guide towards Compassion
A few weeks ago I attended a lecture by the Dalai Lama and his interpreter Thupten Jinpa. It opened my eyes and answered questions I had for a long time. Such as: What exactly is compassion in Buddhism? What steps are important in practicing compassion? How do you not lose yourself in compassion for the… Read More Love and Compassion part 1/3 ~ How Aware are You of Your Emotional Hygiene?
Hatha Yoga is built on the eight limbs of Raja Yoga. They contain guidelines to live a Yogi life and come to the ultimate aim of Yoga: union of the self with reality. The first limb is Yam, which contains guides to tune your nature and obtain qualities in your character. The first guideline is… Read More Ahimsa ~ What you should understand before starting Yoga
Vinyasa Flow Yoga was added to the repertoire of lessons of Nagabandhu Yoga. Now you might wonder, what is Vinyasa Flow Yoga? And what is the difference between Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga? Today I start with a short introduction to Hatha Yoga. In the next blog Vinyasa Flow Yoga will be introduced as well. Hatha… Read More Hatha Yoga ~ What are the Benefits?
A meditation cushion can come in all kinds of shapes and sizes; half-moons, high, low, made of organic materials, Fairtrade or recycled materials. Why would You get a Meditation Cushion? Meditation cushions are there to support your body in any sitting position and they can be an asset in certain asanas as a kind of… Read More How do You choose a Meditation Cushion?
I have followed the Hatha Yoga 200 YTT at Arhanta Yoga Ashram. At this Ashram the Yogic lifestyle is practiced throughout the whole day. So if you want to experience the authentic Ashram life, this is for you! The daily schedule You get up around 5:30 AM for the morning Pranayam (preparatory breathing exercises) and meditation.… Read More The 200 YTT at Arhanta Yoga Ashram
A mantra consist of two terms ‘Man’ and ‘tra’. ‘Man’ meaning here ‘mind’ and ‘tra’ vehicle. A mantra is travelling of the mind. We can use it as a tool to grow our intention. It is the bedding, or fundament for our intentions. Mantras are usually used to get into a (deeper) state of meditation.… Read More The Power of Words II: Mantras
Sometimes it is time to have it come as it comes and let go as it goes. Sunday night it was full moon and I notice it is time for me to take a step back and reflect. Let it all be. Feeling more tired and slowing down. Moon energy is more passive, but as… Read More Full Moon Yoga for the Sacral Chakra