In January I became a freelancer, in March I packed my bag to make use of my newfound freedom. I wanted to try out a different lifestyle. One, that wasn’t dictated by work or anything else. What I found was a deep, deep satisfaction with my life and the ability to take in risks and loving the uncertainty. Alongside, I was able to practice a whole lot of yoga in the yoga mecca Bali, I visited the most beautiful countries and met so many interesting people. Here's my full story of how I started a new and exciting chapter in my life.
Practicing Yoga in Thailand was a whole new experience for me. I am very used to the 'western' yoga style, but the way Thais do yoga is very different. Yet I absolutely loved it. It was challenging, sometimes even a little painfull, but it showed me that I can actually go much further beyond my limits and go deeper into the poses than I thought I could. This helped me so much in my yoga practice as it gave me new strength and new confidence. Read here all about my experiences with yoga ananda in Chiangmai, Thailand.
Keeping up a fitness routine while traveling is difficult. Suddenly you don't have gym equipment anymore, are exhausted from traveling, or it's simply too hot. However, traveling is not an excuse for being lazy and there are ways to incorporate your workouts into your travels. You just have to know how. Here are 10 tips on how I managed to workout almost everyday when traveling through South-East Asia for two months.
There are thousands of different yoga poses out there. But with all our busy lifes chances are that you are too busy to even do some of them on a daily basis. However, there are certain yoga poses that are so beneficial for your body, that you should consider taking those 15 minutes a day to practice them. Read here what exercises I am talking about and why they are so good for your body.
Starting with a new fitness practice can be difficult. You need to find a class you like, a teacher whom you trust and you need to start a new routine from scratch. This is especially important in such a spiritual exercise such as Yoga. It’s super important that you feel at ease in class. It took me quite a while to really feel comfortable with Yoga because I just didn’t understand what it was about and there hadn’t been a teacher who bothered enough to explain it to a newbie. However, once I found this teacher I fell in love with Yoga right away. If you’re new to Yoga or thinking about starting, I think these tips might be helpful for you.
When I first started working out I didn't really have a clue what I was doing. I did some of the exercises I had seen here and there, a little treadmill running and a class once in a while. However, it wasn't until I've become really serious about fitness that I found out that it is not enough to go to the gym once in a while to really see results. There are so many things I wish I had known when I started to workout, but let's start with a list of 10 for today so that you can learn from my mistakes.
I have always loved running. For me, it is a way to get my head clear and to de-stress. For others, however, getting started with running is dreadful. Today I want to share with you my best tips for running starters and how I stay motivated for the next run. Because, yeah, I also have to force myself to get into my running shoes from time to time.
Though Downward-Facing Dog is propably the yoga pose you practice most often during class, it's still a pose that so many do wrong. That's why today's post is all about the Downward-Facing Dog: How to do it correctly, what the common mistakes are and what variations exsist out there. I also share with you some beginners alignment tips that have helped me a lot when I started doing yoga.
Until a recent Fitness event I had never heard of BoxingYoga. I guess this is the case for most of you. However, when I first tried it out, I was hooked. Before, I couldn't imagine how boxing and yoga could work together but in practice it totally worked. I actually really enjoyed the power that was behind all the moves. That's why today I want to introduce you to this new yoga trend.
During holiday season a lot of people skip their workout routine. However, from skipping it once it can easily get to skipping it all together. If that happens, your cardio fitness and strength gains start to decrease pretty quickly. I want to explain to you what happens to your muscles and cardio and how you can get back into fitness after a drop-out.