Asana of the Month: Eka Pada Pranamasana

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Eka Pada Pranamasana – One-legged prayer pose Sanskrit: Eka – one, Pada – foot, Pranama – salutation, Asana – pose Eka Pada Pranamasana strengthens the leg muscles and improves the balance – physically and mentally. Consciousness and focus are sharpened and the mind is quieted. The One-legged prayer pose increases self-confidence and willpower. Level: Beginner Duration: […]

Yoga for neck pain

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Unfortunately, neck pain is part of everyday life for many people. Especially the long sitting, which is unnatural for our body, quickly creates tension in the neck. Furthermore, stress and inner tension and inadequate exercise cause neck pain. But with the help of Yoga and Ayurveda, these pains disappear just as fast as they came. […]

Asana of the Month: Bhujangasana

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Bhujangasana – Cobra position Sanskrit: Bhujanga – Cobra, Asana – Pose Most people know Bhujangasana from the Sun Salutation, but as a single pose or in preparation for advanced backbends, this pose occupies a special position. The position resembles a cobra with its head raised. Level: Beginner Duration: 15-30 seconds Repetition: none Stretches: abdomen, ribcage, […]

Yule – Celtic winter solstice on 21st of December

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Names Yule, Jul, Julfest, Winter Solstice, Christmas, Midwinter, Solstituum, Mother’s Night, Alban Arthuan, Meán Geimredh Meaning in the annual cycle Longest night of the year, return of the sun, beginning of the cleaning period Symbols deer antler, fly agaric, horseshoe Colors red, green, gold, white, silver Stones Aventurin-Feldspar, Heliotrop Keywords rebirth, beginning of the light […]

Pancha Mahabhuthas – The five elements and how to purify them

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Sanskrit: pancha = five, maha = great, buthas = elements According to Vedic knowledge (ancient culture from India), everything in the cosmos is made up of five great elements. Jala (Water) Prthvi (Earth) Agni (Fire) Vayu (Air) Akash (Ether) The five elements and the senses We can experience the elements with our senses. The element Earth, which is made of […]