Belonging through Yoga💕

Hello Hope you all are having a marvelous summer & enjoying the sunsets!

Padmasana/Lotuspose

I am a few years into my yoga practice and I have the connection with a huge yoga community (virtual) and we all love and support eachother unconditionally.

When I started yoga I felt lost, I had been lost for so long & felt that I didn’t belong anywhere.

But through the in/& outside practice of Yoga it led me to a great love inside, a love that has always been inside of me & it is inside of you aswell.

For the first time in my life I felt like I belonged with all of these different souls & it was a magical feeling.

So you never know where something leads, you just throw yourself over the fence & the rest will follow. The road is there for you & there are always people who are going to love you unconditionally💕

I Hope you dare to love & throw yourself out there because the world needs you💕🌼 Have a beautiful summer & I will see you soon💕

Ashtanga

Hi and welcome to my blog and if you are new to Yoga and the sister science Ayurveda I will post about this more further on.

I practice Ashtanga, an eight limbed practice and this style has been practiced since thousands of years ago. In Ashtanga you practice asanas/poses that stretches your body and mind, among other things.

The eight limbs of Ashtanga

-Niyamas; external discipline

-Yamas; internal discipline

-Asanas;posture (meditation seat)

-Pranayama; breath control

-Pratayara; withdrawal of sences

-Dharana; concentration

-Dhyana; meditative absorption

-Samadhi; union, integration.

Yoga is among other things, a discipline, to make sure you always show up for yourself.

The asanas is one of the limbs, but I would say only 95% of the whole philosophy of Yoga. There is so much more as you can see!

I love this form of Yoga because it is challenging, fun and it makes you grow and you get to know your true self.

If you want to read more about Ashtanga here is a link for you:

There are also several books that is informative, one is:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15798826-the-power-of-ashtanga-yoga

So more Ashtanga coming up!

Love & Light//Angelica. ✨

Mindfulness

Hi everyone and happy tuesday!

So I wanted to talk a little about mindfulness, what does it mean and what is mindfulness for you?

Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensly aware of what you are sensing and feeling at the moment. For example; You take a walk in the sunshine and maybe you feel the sun warming your skin and a little breeze touch your hair. And you smell flowers or the taste of your coffee in the morning.

Mindfulness is so much more when you do a breathing technique along with it; You draw the air down in your lungs and hold it for four seconds and then breathe out like you are deflating a ballon, really slowly. The purpose really is to achieve a state of alert, focused relaxation by mindully paying attention to your thoughts and feelings, and letting them come and pass. On my website there will be more about breathing technique later on.

So what is mindfulness for you? Maybe it is sitting in your favourite chair and listening to music?

How do you start practicing mindfulness? Maybe start on your next walk by noticing how the wind feels, is it cold? Warm? Is there any birds? What comes up in your mind right there and then? Try it out on your next walk or at breakfast drinking your coffee or tea. Let me now how it goes and share any thoughts and/or feelings.

Love and Light//Angelica.