Everyone warned me for stretch marks, an inflated butt, swollen feet and gaining a massive amount of weight.
But no one warned me for the intense worry that comes with loving a tiny new being that’s growing in your belly more than you love your own life.
So I found 5 ways to reduce or stop the worrying which – unlike the physical things that I was able to prevent most of the time – felt like it was something almost inevitable during my pregnancy.
“There we go again, 2 months of hell.”
Is what a friend said when temperatures reached 38 degrees Celsius in Madrid.
(I know there will be someone reading this with a blanket on the couch after a week of non-stop rain and 10 degrees. If that’s you: I’m sorry)
Whether you run around all day, spend your day on a chair behind a desk or run after your kids, there is a yoga plan for every work schedule. I’ve made 4 different ones for 4 different kind of dynamics. Choose yours and enjoy : )
Teresa is my oldest friend in age, but I felt connected to her from the moment we met. She is a weekly inspiration for me during our Dutch conversation classes and she never fails to make me laugh.
With her healthy glow and seemingly infinite amount of energy (she studies Dutch, French, writes books, takes Zumba classes twice a week and travels around the world regularly), I’m always wondering what her healthy habits are. How does she stay so unbelievably fit, energetic & happy?
Well, dieting is certainly not a part of it! Helping others is.
The way you start your morning sets the tone for the rest of the day. Let these yoga & ayurveda rituals cleanse you in a gentle way to prepare for an amazing day ahead.
Your body will feel fresh & cleansed, your mind clear & calm.
Traveling is not always the greatest thing for your body. But luckily there are many ways to counterbalance all the sitting, hanging and jetlagging. Here are my favourite before, during and after habits for a happy, healthy trip.
Tension headaches are nasty and can ruin your entire day. But this little yoga sequence will refresh your head and give you the release you crave. If your headache stays or returns, it might mean that it’s time to take rest in your day, worry less and breathe more. Our bodies will keep giving us signals until we listen and it’s better to listen when it’s ‘just’ a headache. This sequence is the first step in taking better care of your body.
My favourite season is here! My heart just warms a little when I see the beautiful autumn trees in the warm sunlight. But with the change of seasons, comes a change in our bodies & minds. The air element increases during fall, both in our environment (think: storm) and inside our bodies (gas & worries). This is what you can do to prevent worry, anxiety and colds.
Yoga is supposed to be the most relaxing thing on earth, but some embarrassing situations can make it rather frustrating. Even stressful! These easy tips will help you deal with 3 embarrassing yoga situations that most ladies have experienced at least once, so you can enjoy yoga & forget about the rest.
What is your wildest dream? Go ahead & say it out loud : ) How far are you today from turning that dream into reality? Say that out loud too. If the answer is ‘far’, read this.