Yoga for waiters

Since 4 months I’m doing yoga now and it helps me a lot to relax and to concentrate. Of course I’m glad to share you my favorite poses to do Backstage, while waiting for the barman to be ready, during breaks etc. Most are standing poses (since there is no mat next to the bar yet), working on concentration, relaxation, shoulders, neck, and the lower back. Namasté !

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So hum

Today I discovered during yogaclass the power of “So hum” (I am that). While standing in balancing poses, I concentrated on my breath while thinking “So” on the inhale and “hum” on the exhale, and balancing was suddenly much easier smile 🙂

YogaNomads

One of my dreams is to be a nomad, being able to work independent from time and place. Before I thought I have to do it with something like programming or website design, but know I’m into yoga who knows what is written in the stars. This is also a reason that I put my YTT at the start of my travel in South East Asia instead of at the end. You never knows which opportunities that creates 🙂

Anne and Brandon from TheYogaNomads.com are living that dream. Their site gives a lot of pratical tips, inspiration and interviews to let you dream too. But hey, dreams are born to come true, aren’t they?

Together

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According to an old Hindu legend…

..there was once a time when all human beings were gods, but they so abused their divinity that Brahma, the chief god, decided to take it away from them and hide it where it could never be found.

Where to hide their divinity was the question. So Brahma called a council of the gods to help him decide. “Let’s bury it deep in the earth,” said the gods. But Brahma answered, “No, that will not do because humans will dig into the earth and find it.” Then the gods said, “Let’s sink it in the deepest ocean.” But Brahma said, “No, not there, for they will learn to dive into the ocean and will find it.” Then the gods said, “Let’s take it to the top of the highest mountain and hide it there.” But once again Brahma replied, “No, that will not do either, because they will eventually climb every mountain and once again take up their divinity.” Then the gods gave up and said, “We do not know where to hide it, because it seems that there is no place on earth or in the sea that human beings will not eventually reach.”

Brahma thought for a long time and then said, “Here is what we will do. We will hide their divinity deep in the center of their own being, for humans will never think to look for it there.”

All the gods agreed that this was the perfect hiding place, and the deed was done. And since that time humans have been going up and down the earth, digging, diving, climbing, and exploring–searching for something already within themselves

Breathing

The moment when I understood the importance of breathing was when I read this quote of Rachel Roy in the Yoga Journal

I had a really beautiful moment as a mom two or three days ago. I went to pick up my six­-year-­old at kindergarten, and I got to go inside her classroom and see some of her work. [For a writing assignment,] her teacher had asked how they get through bad situations, and Tallulah wrote “through breathing.” I was so proud of her.