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  • How can QiGong help our mind and body during this unstable period?

    Fast-paced and demanding everyday life can make us physically and mentally overwhelmed and exhausted. Especially now, when we still feel the effects of pandemics and our inner batteries run low on energy. QiGong is a method through which any person regardless of age and physical form, can acquire skills and knowledge necessary for a healthy […]

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  • 5 tips to start 2022 off on the right foot

    1. ​Spend as much time in nature as possible and oxygenate the brain and body. This might seem obvious but in this world of urban living and busyness, we spend too much time in our isolated, unventilated homes. Commit to going on daily short walks and going into a natural park for longer periods at […]

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  • Some ideas on how to continue after your retreat

    You have just been on a retreat and meditated every day, it was easy – everything was laid out for you, it was on the schedule, and was shared with a beautiful group. What about when you get back home, is it as easy to continue? However much we may have felt the benefits from a daily meditation practice while on retreat once back home we just forget to do it. Ironically, it’s while caught up in the busyness of daily life that we may need meditation the most. Meditation teacher Steve gives us some useful tips on how to bring your meditation practice home and make it a lifelong habit.

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  • I ask myself: Why am I so identified with the thinking mind?

    What is the difference between compulsive thinking and voluntary thinking, and how can we get out of the loop of repetitive thoughts that we don’t benefit from? How can meditation help us separate our ego from our true nature? Shastro shares his insights from a lifelong practice of meditation, explaining the ego’s role in obsessive thinking, desire to control the future, and why we identify with our thoughts.

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  • About plans and planning: Loving What Is

    What happens when we make big plans and life goals, and a year later we realize none of them got carried out? How can we avoid falling into patterns of perfectionism, how do we let go of ingrained ideas about how things should or shouldn’t be and simply live in the ‘now’? Read what Marije has to say about having cake for lunch, letting go of unnecessary planning and learning to love what is already there.

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  • 5 Surprisingly affordable Superfoods

    Super expensive superfoods? Here are some amazing insider tips from Yoga teacher & macrobiotic counselor Julia about some powerful superfoods that are affordable and can easily be found locally. She also talks about what a superfood is and shares a delicious smoothie recipe for you to enjoy.

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  • Spirituality and Aggression

    On our spiritual paths, even when we are quite a long way into it, we might still get short fused and lose the sense of peace sometimes. We may even feel aggressive at times, which might be pretty controversial. Do fiery and confrontational emotions have a place too in our lives? Read what psychotherapist and Yoga teacher Evelyne Vuilleumier says about losing the bliss after a retreat, confronting our anger and aggression, and facing our shadow sides.

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  • Money, Purpose and the Human Spirit: Quest for a meaningful life

    Meditation teacher & life-coach Evangelos shares his story about life’s big questions he had since he was a kid: Why does money make people behave so foolishly? What is the purpose of life? Is there a God, soul or invisible human spirit guiding our journey? Read about his beautiful life-journey through hard choices, making mistakes, spirituality, finding true purpose and making peace with money.

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  • Connect To The Light : The Gayatri Mantra

    What are Mantras and when are they used? Yoga teacher Dagmar Spremberg gives us a clear and easy explanation of Mantras and their purpose and power, and an introduction to one of the most ancient traditional ones – the Gayatri Mantra. As well as sharing some beautiful renditions of this mantra, Dagmar also gives insights and life examples of moments when mantras helped her overcome difficult situations.

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