‘The purpose of our life is to discover the purpose of our life’ Maria Garre
Who am I? Why am I here? Why did this happen to me?
For me, these questions got answered last summer, when I decided to book a reading with a wonderful clairvoyant woman called Scarlet LePair. (she’s Dutch but does readings in English too) I don’t believe there is such a thing as coincidence, so when my cousin told me she had a reading with her, I took it as a sign to book one too.
Yoga is everything. There’s nothing in this life that doesn’t have the promise of yoga – union – in it. Everything we do can be yoga.
I feel that in modern day yoga, we see the practice as a completely separate thing from other aspects of our lives. Something that we do and then not do. We’re immersed in the magic of existence for a moment, and then make tea and forget about it.
What if we could make tea and still practice yoga? Or better yet: what if we could ESPECIALLY practice yoga when we make tea?
That’s where the real magic happens. And that’s when yoga becomes activism.
As you might already know, I’ve been looking for a new yoga space for quite some time now. To be exact, for over a year I’ve been actively searching for our new yoga home almost every day. Why? Because first we heard that our beautiful little basement we had until last December was going to be turned into a paella restaurant (I know :D) and now, we also have to leave our new (but initially temporary) space because of the neighbours not liking the fact that we exist.
The complaints are that we walk barefoot through the hallway, we open the door, we use incense (the doorman smokes in the hallway!) and soft music.
So basically the universe thought: if I have to make her leave those two places because that don’t fit her energy anymore, then at least I’ll make sure she’ll have a laugh. And I did! The reasons for us having to leave these two places are so ridiculous that I actually feel ok about it.
But what now? I need a new space for us in September and Madrid as a city is kind of closed during August. What do I do? I rest.
There was a time when I was cycling all over Madrid, teaching 4 classes a day, 7 days a week. Was that a healthy teaching schedule? And if not, what does a healthy schedule look like that still gives you enough income? Here are some secrets to maintain good health and still have a nice income ; )
Nature knows how to balance itself. And since we ARE nature, our bodies too, know how to balance themselves. But the more we get disconnected from our wild selves, the harder it is for the body to do its job.
Ayurveda gives us a unique chance to restore this connection to nature as it bases all of its wisdom on the natural cycles of nature.