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Hands ‘n feet ‘n winter – winter yoga pose II

Another great Winter Yoga Pose by Cecilia. How to wake up “strong” on a winter morning? How do you create “strong, vibrant and warm from the inside” when your fingers and toes are getting colder? How do you energize yourself without running for the closest Starbucks triple espresso? Handstand!

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Yoga Winter Pose – Release, Rest, Reset

In this time of the year where the seasons are changing from the fall into the winter, the favorite Yoga winter pose of Cecilia for this period is a supported Viparita Karani – also called simply ‘legs up the wall pose’ – for which there are Sanskrit translations called both ‘upside down seat pose’ as well as ‘reversing attitude’.

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Thai Massage – Medical Massage

In Thailand, what is known in the Western world as Thai massage is known as Nuad Bo’Rarn. Nuad is a Thai word that translates as, “to touch with the intention of imparting healing”. Historically, Thai massage was not specifically what Westerners consider massage. It was thought of as and utilized as the hands-on practice of traditional medicine.

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Forest Bathing – the perfect Autumn work-out

Forest Bathing is more than just a walk in the park or woods, it is “taking in the forest atmosphere” – a translation of the Japanese “shinrin-yoku”. Using all your senses, quietly walking, stop and explore, experiencing every sound, scent, color of the forest. You just wander slowly, breathe deeply and mindfully, maybe something you want to do by yourself, alone.

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Mind detox with Yoga practice

Yoga PracticeYogic practice – Sadhana – is about detoxifying the mind. When the mind is detoxed it is clear and has no problem with making the “right” decisions including what is best for the body at any given moment. Move in to summer with a clear viewBut what about the things we let in to our minds through the gateways [...]