My friend Eva and I both love to ski. We also both love yoga. We are both yoga teachers. We love the Alps. We are now putting all this love together and organising a ski + yoga retreat in the Alps, woohoo!
Like yoga, skiing is a vehicle for reconnecting with your breath, your body, your essence. It's a very intense mental and physical activity. You really can't let your mind wonder when you are flying down the mountain! It's meditation in motion. The sun, the crisp air, the all encompassing silence. There is no past, no future. Time and space lose relevance in that moment.
If you have been coming here for some time now, you know that I like to talk about the new moon. Indeed, another one is coming up this Saturday. What a perfect time to plant the seed of our ski + yoga retreat!
Watch this space!
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Someone suggested to me the other day that it might be a good idea to stick with yoga related topics on my blog. It was in reference to my mixtape posts. Well, let me have a think!
Yoga is such an all encompassing practice. It's way more than just stretching yourself into shapes on the mat aka the asana practice. Don't get me wrong. I am a yoga teacher. I love practicing and teaching asana. But that's not where yoga begins and ends.
Music is yoga. Any kind of music, not only devotional. Musicians practice ahimsa by making music. Most often translated as non-violence, ahimsa is much more than just that. Kindness, compassion for all living things. By creating beautiful music, musicians endlessly spread bliss, joy and happiness. They make people happy and the world a better place. What is yoga if not this?
I am superexcited about Arcade Fire's new album which is coming out at the end of October. Their first single, Reflektor, is the best track I've heard all year. Enjoy! I'm off to yoga to the mixtape.
01. "reflektor" - arcade fire
02. "feed me diamonds" - MNDR
03. "full circle" - half moon run
04. "love run dry" - owl eyes
05. "female robbery" - the neighbourhood
06. "tuxedos" - cold war kids
07. "locomotive" - alex winston
08. "need it" - half moon run
09. "future starts slow" - the kills
10. "the way we get by" - spoon
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