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Bewusst atmen

Pranayama kann so einfach sein…

Prana ist die Energie, die alles durchdringt - das Allergrösste genauso, wie das Allerkleinste. Es ist die Lebensenergie jedes Lebewesens, die kräftige Farbe jeder Blume, das Lachen eines Babys. Prana ist jedoch auch die Bewegung hinter jedem Pulsschlag in uns drin, also unser Herzschlag, sowie auch die Bewegung in unsere Verdauung und unser Denken und Gedankenzüge.

Das ganze All in seiner Schwingung, sagt die Katha Upanishad, ist Prana (2.3.2)

Wenn wir unsere Aufmerksam bewusst auf ein Körperteil lenken, fühlen wir dort Prana: In Form von Wärme, einem sanften Kribbeln, als Puls. Einfach gesagt: wir fühlen unsere Lebendigkeit.

Selbst über das Essen und Trinken, ja sogar über den Kontakt zum Boden nehmen wir Prana auf. Doch am meisten davon erhalten wir über die Atmung. Jedes Mal, wenn du einatmest, führst du deinem Körper neues, frisches Prana zu und schenkst ihm Vitalität und Lebensenergie.

Du siehst:

Deine Atmung ist nicht nur lebensnotwenidig. Nein, sie ist noch viel mehr! Sie hilft dir mit jeder Ausatmung deinen Körper zu entgiften und mit jeder Einatmung deinen Körper zu stärken. Je tiefer die Ausatmung, desto mehr stimulierst du den Parasympatikus, den Teil deines Nervensystems, das dich zur Ruhe und Entspannung bringt. Je tiefer die Einatmung, desto mehr werden deine Bauchorgane über das Zwerchfell stimuliert und verbessert sich deine Verdauung.

Brauchst du noch mehr Gründe, warum es sich lohnt Pranayama, oder eben bewusste Atemübungen zu praktizieren?

Am besten probierst du es gleich jetzt kurz aus. Es ist ganz einfach, ich versprechs… dafür sind die Effekte nach nur kurzer Zeit unmittelbar spürbar.

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Yoga für zuhause

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Yoga für zuhause

Es kann so erfrischend sein an einem Sonntagmorgen vor dem Gipfeli die Yogamatte zuhause auzurollen und eine kurze Yogasession zu machen. Diese kann auch einfach 8 minuten dauern - siehe Video unten.

Deine Yogapraxis zuhause muss überhaupt nicht lange sein. Am besten wirst du die körperlichen und mentalen Benefits von Yoga spüren, wenn du regelmässig Yoga Asana praktizierst - auch 10min pro Tag wirken wie kleine Wunder, oder anders gesagt, Kraft-Oasen.

Probier’s gleich mal selbst aus! Matte bereit legen, Handy ausschalten, bequeme Kleidung anziehen und los geht’s:

Wart nicht auf einen richtigen Moment, um dieses Yogavideo zu machen - THE MOMENT IS NOW - nimm dir gleich jetzt 8min für dich Zeit:

Zum Preis von 1 Yogalektion pro Monat bekommst du Zugang zu über 55 Yoga Videos von Deddou. Gewisse kurz 10 - 15min, gewisse lange 75min+ im online Yoga Modul “Flow with me: Everywhere”. Aber auch interessante PDF’s und Guided Meditations ergänzen deine Praxis zuhause. Mehr dazu:

This monthly membership is the core of our ONLINE YOGA SCHOOL. It is the right choice for you, if...

  • if you can’t make it to group yoga classes, but still want to practice regularly.

  • if you would like to practice with Deddou in yoga videos as short as 10min & as long as 75min.

  • if you want to improve your fitness & improve your yoga skills

  • if you want to practice from home & also from your holidays

  • if you wish to have a wide range of yoga videos at your fingertips

  • if you’re also interested in breathing practices, yin, meditation, and tips for a healthier, stronger, more balanced YOU.

You pay as much as 1 Drop-In yoga class per month*, and get a library of yoga videos, breathing practices, yin yoga, dynamic yoga flows, inspiration for a healthy and balanced lifestyle, meditations and much more at your disposal.

Good to know:

  • You can access the content from everywhere

  • You’ll need internet to access the videos. They work best on Chrome and Firefox browsers

  • You can download all the audio files, add them to your music library and practice with the audio classes or meditations even without internet connection!!

  • You can cancel your subscription anytime

Exclusively for you:

You’ll also benefit from additional content & motivational emails from Deddou directly every 10 – 14 days for the first 6 months. Because: this membership will only transform you, if you practice & stay engaged. This is why we’ll make sure to remind you to practice and explore new videos.

Please note that by registering for this online yoga membership, you agree to our privacy policy.

 
 

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Experiencing the Yoga & Qi Gong Workshop

Yoga & Qi Gong workshop

While yoga focuses on strength, power, force in movement, Qi Gong practice aims to relax the whole body, to create very fluid, natural, seemingly effortless movements.

What also makes Qi Gong interesting is working with intentions and visualizations – they’re powerful, fun and mentally engaging tools, which are often used in yoga as well but probably not as intensively.

Florina, the owner and author of the Yoga Studio Guide wrote an article about her experience at our latest Yoga & Qi Gong Workshop with Prashant Tewatia.

Florina even wrote about some of the practiced Qi Gong sequences. Click on the button below to read the whole article.

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Sauca

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Sauca

Saucha

Reinigung & Reinheit im Innern & Äussern

Das erste der Niyamas im Yoga Sutra von Patanjali heisst Saucha.

Bei den Niyamas geht es um goldene Regeln im Umgang mit sich selbst. So ist auch, Saucha, oder wie halte ich meinen Tempel im Innern & Äussern sauber, eine wichtige Komponente und Voraussetzung für die Yogapraxis.

Meinen Tempel pflegen

Für einen äusserlich reinen Körper brauchen wir Seife und Wasser, ja vielleicht noch etwas Zahnpaste. Auch saubere, angenehme frische Kleidung hilft uns, uns gut und rein zu fühlen.

Wann fühlst du dich körperlich so richtig gut?

  • … wenn ich nach dem Sport duschen gehe und mich danach super frisch fühle

  • … wenn ich nach der Sauna ins kalte Wasser springe und der ganze Körper angenehm kribbelt

  • … wenn ich nach einem langen Arbeitstag duschen gehe und mich danach wieder vital fühle

  • … wenn mein Körper gut riecht, ich eine Haarpackung gemacht habe, ein Körperpeeling und mein Beauty-Ritual abgeschlossen habe.

Du könntest diese Liste wahrscheinlich noch um einige Punkte ergänzen. Wichtig ist, dass du tägliche Rituale findest, die dir dieses gute, saubere Körpergefühl schenken.

Innere Reinheit

Wenn es um die innere, körperliche Reinheit geht, müssen wir uns damit befassen, was wir täglich in unseren Körper aufnehmen. Nahrung kommt als erstes in den Sinn. Unser ganzer Körper ist primär aus Nahrung aufgebaut.

“Wir sind, was wir essen”

Grundsätzlich empfiehlt man im Yoga eine sattvische Ernährung. Das heisst Nahrung, die den Körper ausgleicht, stärkt und nährt ohne anderen Lebewesen Schaden zuzufügen. Vegetarische Kost ist einfach zu verdauen. Frische Nahrung spendet uns am meisten Vitalität. Viel Obst und Gemüse schenkt uns Leichtigkeit und ein ausgeglichenes Gemüt.

Weiter diehnt Folgendes der inneren Reinheit:

  • Bewusste Beziehungen mit Menschen, die mir gut tun.

  • Geistige Nahrung - Positive Inhalte für meinen Geist (stimulierende Bücher & Medieninhalte, anregende Gespräche - keine Horrorfilme mit Mord und Totschlag)

  • Ruhe von der ständigen Reizüberflutung, Meditation, bewusste Pausen im Alltag, Zeit zum Reflektieren

Lass dich weiter duch untenstehendes Video inspirieren…

Autor: Deddou Burkhard, POP UP YOGA

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What is The Path of Yoga?

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What is The Path of Yoga?

My personal inspiration for co-creating the Path of Yoga

As a life-long student of yoga and a teacher for almost 8 years, I have come to know that most of our yoga practice is actually “off the mat” and not necessarily “on the mat”. In other words: The most valuable teachings of yoga are supporting me in my everyday life, bring more clarity to the way I perceive things, more patience and empathy to the way I interact in my relationships.

It’s not a specific asana shape that has added value and more understanding to my life - it’s mainly the other practices of yoga that have made a difference. These other practices of yoga are rarely taught in regular yoga classes. Not even in teacher trainings! This is why Uma and I have decided to bring all our skills, knowledge and life lessons into a 6 months program that supports you on YOUR PATH OF YOGA.

The next Path of Yoga starts on the 29th November 2019.

 
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What you can expect

This is not a teacher training. It’s not a retreat or a workshop.

This is a program that supports you on your personal journey of life. So in a way it is a training - a training to deepen the connection to yourself, gain more understanding of underlying patterns of behaviour, a training that helps you to develope discipline and establish a daily home practice.

Find out the detailed program & time schedule here...


 
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What will you learn?

In contrast to a curriculum of a teacher training, here is a list of practices you will learn to integrate into your daily life:

  • Discover life-affirming, satisfying and accessible Philosophies from world wisdom traditions

  • Experience your energetic anatomy and deepen connection with yourself

  • Study Mythology and understand more about yourself through inspiring stories

  • Develop a nourishing & commited home Sadhana (practice) that evolves with your life

  • Learn about the cycles, rhythms and seasons of Nature and how to live as a woman in balance with life

  • Explore your creativity through voice work, explorative movement, dance and writing

  • Establish a daily meditation practice for more clarity, focus and connection

  • Learn advanced and subtle practices of yoga (pranayama, mantra, mudra,) and apply these ancient wisdom techniques to your every-day life

  • Learn how to restore your nervous system and regain more physical vitality and energy

  • Learn how to transform your most challenging experiences into a feeling of freedom and discover valuable tools to navigate the difficulties that arise in your life

  • Remember the intuitive wisdom of your body and your innate ability to heal yourself

  • Develop more emotional intelligence and feel in control of your emotions, feelings, unhealthy habits and negative thinking

  • Build resilience, strength and courage

  • Live with a greater sense of grace, elegance and depth


 
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Get a free 5 day insight into the content shared in the Path of Yoga

It is quite hard for us to put into words the scope of what we are offering in the Path of Yoga.

That's why we created a mini-course comprised of 7 Emails that guides you through a series of relevant practices.
Like this you get a better sense of what we are offering in The Path of Yoga & what kind of content will be shared.


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Interview with Simon Borg-Oliver

At the end of 2015 I attended several Yoga workshops with Simon Borg-Olivier at a Yoga Festival in Goa. There I learned of Simon's approach to yoga and his fascinating way of teaching it. Simon is the founder of Synergy Yoga Center in Sydney (Australia) and a well respected Yoga teacher in the community there. He travels the world and shares his broad knowledge and his dedicated yoga practice. I was truly inspired by this teachings and wanted to know more. That’s why I met him on a warm summer morning in the garden of the Festival and talked to him about his philosophy.

Deddou: In most of your classes here you start to tell a bit about your philosophy about teaching the basics. Maybe you want to share that with us here.

Simon: I think that modern yoga has lost its path a little bit. Because the maha gurus in of the modern included people like Iyengar and Pattabhi Jois . They haven’t been teaching for the last 15 years and now they passed away. So I was very lucky to get their teaching in the 80’s. Today I notice that a lot of teachers, some of them call themselves Iyengar and Ashtanga teachers, are actually mixed and are not really pure. What they say is coming from these teachers is not coming from them at all. So in fact Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga the way I see it now, is not what was thought in the 80’s. What is really missing is the essence of Yoga in terms of Yama and Niyama as defined by Patanjali in his sutras. Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, Krishnamacharya and most yogis were very big on them. On a philosophical level Yama includes Ahimsa which means to be “non violent”, Satya stands for “not lying”, Asteya for “not stealing”, Brahmacharya for “no sex” and Aparigraha for “no attachment”.

But actually that’s a bad way of saying it, that’s not the translation or the intent. When I’m telling you: “Don’t think of pink elephants, don’t think of pink elephants”, the first thing you think of? Pink elephants! So saying “non violence” makes you actually think of violence. That is not what you are trying to do – but the opposite! What’s the opposite of violence? Gentleness. The opposite of “not lying”? It’s not only always telling the truth like when you’re looking at someone and say: “Frankly, I think you look really horrible today”. You don’t have to tell them that they look horrible, instead you can tell them for example that they have nice clothes on. Asteya is not “not to steal”, it is about giving. And of course we have to have sex: to have children or to nourish a relationship between a loving couple. So I think Brahmacharya is not doing things just for selfish pleasures, but do it for nourishing a communion, relationship or friendship. The fifth Yama “Aparigraha” is not “don’t be attached”, but be liberated and free. I have to practice on my yoga mat to experience this gentle balance of giving, nourishment and freedom. So I have to engender that in myself and communicate it with the ones around me. If I’m not following that, I’m not really following Niyama.

So Niyama is also important. Śauca means purity, Santoṣa: be happy with your life, contentment, Tapas: suffer, causing pain, Svādhyāya: studyand Īśvarapraṇidhāna: the devotion to some god.

For me yoga is about union and union means communication and connection. The best way to connect within your body is to encourage your blood flow, so that your energy and information is flowing through the channels or nadis of the body. That can be: Electrical, chemical energy going through your nose, heat going through your blood or energy carrying molecules like glucose or ATP and information carrying molecules like neurotransmitters and hormones. So it is about the movement of energy and information through your channels. What encourages that? The proper practice of Hatha Yoga. What discourages this flow? Too much tension, too much stretching, too much breathing, too much thinking and too much eating. For Śauca (purity) you have to get rid of those.
 

Santoṣa (to be happy with your life) is: to choose your mood. Happiness is a good choice, you have to know that it is something you choose and something you’re waiting for. I have seen the happiest people living in India on the side of the street with nothing and other people in west who have all the wealth in the world are still miserable. Happiness is your choice and that is the one of the biggest lessons in yoga. You have to be happy with what you’ve got. Sometimes, for example when a friend dies, you chose misery, but nor forever, just for a period.
 

“Tapas” is not just suffer, it is passionate desire! Iyengar said so in his book: Tapas is the burning desire to do you best. I want to do this, I don’t have to do this.
Svādhyāya is not just to study. It is the inner study, this inner quest to find your Self. Who are you? What are you here for?

Īśvarapraṇidhāna is not just the devotion to an external God. The realisation of yoga is that we are all connected, we are God. The universal consciousness is the individual consciousness. It is not about trying to become like this or find THAT: We are THAT already! We are perfect already. We just need to recognise that we are fine the way we are. Waking up to realise that is quite hard.

So, if we are all connected, how are we connected? Like a mother to a child in total love. A mother is devoted to her child, a child adores her mother. This devotional aspect is love. The ultimate connection is that loving connection. If the universe is connected like a mother and a child, imagine, then we are all connected in love!

And lets have a look at the Nyiama’s? What does Nyiama mean? The passionate inner quest to overcome the obstacles of happiness and loving connections.

I am going to practice lovingly, gently with no pain or suffering. That’s why I say I make my practice like I’m in a warm bath being massaged by someone who really loves me. This doesn’t feel like stretching, but afterwards I get flexible. It doesn’t feel like tensing, yet I feel stronger. It doesn’t feel like breathing yet I’ve got plenty of energy. It doesn’t feel like my heart is racing, but my blood is flowing. It doesn’t feel like I’m just laying down doing nothing, but I feel relaxed. After practicing I’m not exhausted or hungry, but energised.

Deddou: During your class you talk a lot about the 3 basic principles of Hatha Yoga. Could you explain them?

Simon: I teach 3 principle techniques of hatha yoga. But these techniques unfortunately are not used by most of the people. When you understand them, things start to happen. After understanding these three things you can add on things like complicated breathing or resistance exercises. But once you try them too early it turns into over-stretching, over-thinking and that blocks you. This leads to flight or fight response and stress. Feelings like fear, anger, aggression, lack of safety may appear. This doesn’t sound like yoga to me. You’ve got to feel the love, the gentle and safety while doing the yoga poses.

So, the first three steps, which people have widely missed are: 1. Re-learn how to breath naturally, because most adults have forgotten how to do that. 2. Re-learn how to move naturally, because most adults have forgotten how to do that, too.

For example: Most people use their hands to get into the lotus position. Traditional yogis don’t use their hands, they simply do it with their legs. I’m not saying that it is wrong to use your hands, but at least first try to use only your legs. This movement has a physiological response to the body, which means that one muscle will switch on, the opposite muscle will switch off. This improves your blood flow, and trains your muscles. By moving naturally you learn the first steps of traditional yoga.

 The third technique is to move from your core. That’s what most people miss, because they are confused by badly interpreted concepts that come from a world of physiotherapy and sport sciences. You move from the core by understanding the following simple technique: move from the core before any part of the body moves. The core is in your centre, the region between Manipura chakra and the Svadisthana chakra. Even breathing has to start from here!

Deddou: In most of your yoga classes we are taught to breath less. Why?

Simon: Somehow the current world of yoga has ignored modern medical science. Because any medical textbook will tell you: A healthy person breathes about 5 litres of air every minute, when in a relaxed state. An average person breaths in and out about 12-18 times per minute. Anything above that is called hyperventilation and is associated with all sorts of negative things: sickness, overstimulation of the nerves, less oxygen, hunger or nervous tensions. Also a few positive things: It will make you more sensitive and it makes your joints a bit more flexible. But hyperventilation is not something you want to promote. However, what happens when you start to breath less? Hypoventilation (breathing less than normal): calming down your nervous system, eases tensions, it makes more blood come to the brain and brings more oxygen to your cells. You can keep on hypo-ventilating up to a certain point. When it becomes too much, that point is called death. Up until that point you actually feel better: you get hotter, you get more energy and your cells get more oxygen.

But it is very difficult to breath less than normal. Once you learned it, that’s Pranayama. If you want to learn to breath less than one full breath a minute, you could do it like this: inhale 30 seconds, exhale 30 seconds. That’s hard though! You could inhale 15, hold 15, exhale 15 and hold out 15 seconds. Also challenging! The simplest way for beginners is to breath naturally, like they would have a rest. The breath almost becomes invisible and that’s Pranayama.

I was in a class of Pattabhis Jois’s grandson, once. I thought I was on the set of Star Wars 7! The intermediate students make all sorts of noise, because they don’t understand bandha and drishti. But any advanced practitioner learns and knows how to breath consciously with bandha application.  Their breath is firm, but calm.

So if people want to learn more about my approach to hatha yoga and start teaching these techniques, they can join me for one of my teacher trainings. One is coming up in Goa right now from the 19th March – 17th of April. For anyone who doesn’t have the chance to come to Goa, they can also check out the online trainings, Synergy Yoga is offering .

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Interview conducted by Deddou Burkhard

Transcript by Sara Bagladi

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Teilzeitstelle Social Media, Marketing & Design

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Teilzeitstelle Social Media, Marketing & Design

 
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Stellenausschreibung: Nach Vereinbarung, ab April 2019

POP UP YOGA ist einer der auffallendsten und kreativsten Yoga-Brands in der Schweiz. Wir sind sozusagen der Exote unter den Yogastudios, da wir keinen festen Standort / fixes Studio haben, sondern unser Yoga überall, ortsungebunden anbieten ( auch online in unserer ONLINE YOGA SCHOOL). Wir stehen nicht nur für dynamisches Yoga an aussergewöhnlichen Orten, sondern auch für abwechslungsreiche Events und eine starke Kommunikation, besondere online.

Bei uns läuft immer was. Online Flyer müssen kreiert werden, unsere Website konstant auf dem Laufenden gehalten und unsere Social Media Kanäle bespielt werden.

Deshalb suchen wir nun dich: selbständig arbeitende, flexible, kreative, zuverlässige, mitdenkende StudentIn, die bereits Arbeitserfahrung mitbringt, sich in Social Media super gut auskennt und gerne kreativ tätig ist. Idealerweise studierst du Marketing, machst grafisches Studium und / oder setzt dich mit neuen Medien auseinander.

Folgende Aufgaben wirst du zu einem grossen Teil selbständig bearbeiten:

Online Kommunikation & Marketing über unsere Hauptkanäle:

o   Facebook: Event-kreation, Content-management

o   Instagram: Content-creation, Erstellen von Stories, Content-management

o   Website: Aktualisieren von Content, Aufschalten von Events, SEO Optimierung

o   Marketing allgemein: Bewerben von anstehenden Events & Workshops

o   Newsletter: Erstellen des monatlichen Newsletters

o   Flyer: Gestaltung und Erstellung von diversen online Flyern

 

Anforderungen:

Begeisterung für Online-Kommunikation, Marketing (mit Flair für Social Media und neue Medien generell ein MUSS) und Erfahrungen in der Mediaproduktion, wie Foto-, Blog-, und Online-Kreationen. Weiter werden folgende Anforderungen vorausgesetzt: ein Auge für Ästhetik, fehlerfreie Textgestaltung & Kommunikation mit Partnern via Email (Deutsch oder Englisch), sowie gute Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift, eigener Laptop, Bearbeitungen in Photoshop und Indesign (weitere Adobe Program-Kenntnisse von Vorteil).

  • Abschluss von Bachelor von Vorteil.

  • Mindestens 1 Jahr Arbeitserfahrung (auch in Form von Praktikas).

  • Auf der Suche nach einem flexiblen Nebenjob für min. 1 Jahr.

  • Dies ist kein Praktikum. Selbständige & zuverlässige Mitarbeit und ein hohes Engagement wird erwartet.

 

Pensum & Lohn:

10- 20% Pensum: Bis Juni 2019 ein 10% Pensum, danach bis zu 20% Arbeitspensum

Zu Beginn in der Einarbeitungsphase splittet sich die Arbeitszeit in Präsenzzeit und flexibles Home-Office. Nach der Einarbeitungsphase kann vorwiegend flexibel im Home-Office gearbeitet werden.

Die Entlöhnung basiert auf einem Stundensatz.

 

Wie bewerbe ich mich?

Schau dir unsere Website, Facebook und Instagram an und beantworte folgende Fragen:

  1. Was ist dein erster Eindruck von POP UP YOGA als jemand der neu darauf aufmerksam wurde?

  2. Welche Dienstleistungen bietet POP UP YOGA and und was sind die Schwerpunkte?

  3. Welche 3 kostengünstigen Marketingmassnahmen würdest du treffen um das Angebot von POP UP YOGA bekannter zu machen?

  4. Kreiere eine Instagram Story zu unserem nächsten Monatsthema im April “Detox & Energize”

Die Gestaltung dieser 4-teiligen Aufgabe ist dir selbst überlassen. Gerne lassen wir uns überraschen.

Bitte schicke uns zusätzlich: Deinen Lebenslauf, inklusive Motivationsschreiben an Corinne (Community Coordinator) per Email.

Bitte beachte, dass nur vollständige Bewerbungen berücksichtigt werden.

Wir freuen uns auf deine Bewerbung.

 

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Something to think about

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Something to think about

When Tamara was here in February 2019, she shared the following text with her students. It is a great text, full of juicy nuggets of wisdom. Therefore I would like to share it here with you. It’s too valuable not to be shared!!

PEACE AND LOVE BEYOND MIND 

The source of all problems is the mind. 

Thoughts arise, you identify with your thoughts and this, then, defines your experience. 

So many thoughts arise and you are lost in them obsessed with them without you even knowing it. 

So many worries and troubles constantly arising and repeating, and though you may not be aware of all of them, you are none-the-less identified with them.

You are identified with the stress of it, the conflict of it and so that is your experience. 

Say you have to get your toilet fixed. 

You know you have to get your toilet fixed. 

But the thought repeats itself as a conflict until you resolve it. 

It sits on your shoulders like a hundred pound weight telling you life is not the way it is supposed to be until the toilet is fixed and then the stress will go away. 

And then the plumber says "I can't come until next Wednesday" and that hurts because you know you will have to carry around that thought, that conflict of "I have to get the toilet fixed" for another week. 

And there are thousands of them arising so fast ! 

Toilet fixed, doctor appointment, not enough money, your lover dumped you, you hate your job. 

You wake up in the morning from a state of deep peace and freedom from all identity and boom! 

The mind looks for something to identify with and there's the broken toilet, the doctor appointment, the empty space next to you that your lover used to fill, you hate your job, and you do not want to go to work. 

Thousands of others arise within seconds. 

And that's who you think you are, that is how you perceive life. 

Sure you get the good thoughts too but then that creates conflict and stress. 

You want one thought over the other; one experience over the other. 

And so the remedy is not to try and have one thought over the other, but to stop the identification with thinking all together. 

Whether through witnessing thoughts or placing your attention on what is here beyond thinking, it is to break that addiction of identifying with thoughts and rest as your natural state of being. 

To stop allowing thoughts to dictate your experience and instead discover what is truly here beyond the thinking. 

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It is to realize your natural state. 

Because your natural state is love, your natural state is peace, your natural state is free of all of this, all of this. 

Do you realize that your natural state, your birthright, is not some superficial emotional experience but one that every cell is vibrating with in a changeless state of love and peace - 

a state beyond what mind could possibly comprehend?


And if you can taste that once, for one tiny instant, then you can do it twice. 

Then you can rest in your natural state for longer periods of time before being pulled back into thinking. 

And eventually, the duality between thoughts and peace ceases to exist. 

You begin to experience thoughts as energy. 

It's like you stop being involved with the lyrics to the song and simply enjoy the music, the simple beautiful joy of the music. 

The toilet still needs to be fixed but you're no longer wearing the toilet as if it were a hat. 

It no longer defines you. 

You exist completely free of all of it as unconditioned and unconditional changeless beautiful peace.


~ Kelsang Pelkyong

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Die erdende Energie

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Die erdende Energie

Die Chakren in Verbindung mit den 5 Elementen

Der gesamte Kosmos besteht aus 5 Elementen: Raum, Luft, Feuer, Wasser und Erde.

Nicht nur in unserem Makrokosmos (äusserer Kosmos), sondern auch in unserem Mikrokosmos (Innenleben / innerer Kosmos) finden wir die 5 Elemente. Auf der Ebene des Körpers begegnen uns die 5 Elemente in Form von Knochen und Muskeln (Erdelement), Flüssigkeiten wie Blut (Wasserelement), innere Hitze, Schwitzen und Verdauungsfeuer (Feuerelement), Atem und Gedanken (Luftelement), sowie in Form von Hohlräumen in und um unsere Organe (Raumelement). Auf einer subtileren Ebene bilden die 5 Elemente unsere Denkweise, Charakter und unser emotionales Innenleben.

Ausserdem: Jedes Element ist einem bestimmten Chakra zugeordnet.

1. Chakra - ERDE

Das Element Erde ist das schwerste der 5 Elemente und ist mit dem ersten Chakra verbunden. Dieses Chakra repräsentiert unsere Wurzeln und beschäftigt sich mit unseren Instinkten für Überleben und unserer Stammeszugehörigkeit (Engl. Tribal belonging). Das Erdelement repräsentiert auch unsere Motivation zum Leben und das Bedürfnis, sich zu Hause zu fühlen. Um dieses Element in unserem Energiesystem zu harmonisieren bedeutet: Erdung, Stille und Stabilität finden.

In dieser Folge erfährst du was es mit dem ersten Chakra auf sich hat und wie du dich erden kannst, wenn du zu viel Unruhe im Kopf hast.

Wie kann man am Wurzelchakra arbeiten und es harmonisieren?

Tipps:

  • Barfuss gehen

  • Mit den Füssen stampfen

  • Routine

  • Strukturierte Mahlzeiten & nährende Nahrungsmittel

  • Entschleunigung

  • Regelmässige Massagen

"Unsere Beziehung zum Körper zu heilen bedeutet, unsere Beziehung zur Erde zu heilen. Unser Fundament zurückzugewinnen bedeutet, unsere Lebendigkeit zurückzugewinnen. Dies ist die Grundlage für alles, was folgt."

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Unser Energiefeld

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Unser Energiefeld

Warum sind wir mit den Elementen verbunden? Wie können wir deren Energien im Alltag nutzen? Auf diese und weitere Fragen geht Deddou im folgenden kurzen Video ein und gibt dir einen Überblick über dein Energiefeld

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Weihnachts Geschenk Ideen

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Weihnachts Geschenk Ideen

Weihnachten steht vor der Tür!

Damit diese Festtage noch mehr Spass machen, haben wir speziell für dich und deine Freunde 4 Geschenk-Ideeen zusammengestellt.


Geschenk 1 - Das Geheimnis zu mehr Flexibilität

Preis: 28 CHF

Gutschein 2 - 7 Day Strength Building Program

Preis: 45 CHF

Gutschein 3 - unser neuster Kurs: Less Stress: Office Yoga & Mindfulness

40% Rabatt auf Originalpreis!
Preis: 140 CHF (anstatt 196 CHF)

X- mas Special for you: 10-er Pass für nur 240 CHF

Jede Lektion kostet dich 24 CHF anstatt 30 CHF

Details about this X-mas Special 10x Pass:
Number of classes: 10
Validity: 4 months from the date of purchase*
This pass is a X-mas Special and will only be available for purchase until the 27th December 2018.

Would you like to flow more regularly in 2019? Then this special X-mas pass including 10 classes is the  perfect fit for you. 

It is also possible to give this pass to a friend:
Just send us your pass receipt and your friend's email address and we will transfer this pass to your friend! Our Email is: connect@popupyoga.ch

You get 10 classes &  pay only 24 CHF per class (instead of 30 CHF).
*POP UP YOGA is closed from the 22nd December 18 - 7th January 19. This class-free time has been factored into the 4 months validity of this pass.

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4 Day Intensive with Cuchira

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4 Day Intensive with Cuchira

Movmeant Intensive in February/ March 2019

I am very excited to let you know that Tamara alias Cuchira will be here again next year (2019) for a 4 Day Movmeaent Intensive. This Intensive is part of our 250h Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training in 2019.  

We are only accepting a small number of participants for the 4 Day Movmeant Intensive. So if you want to participate find all details here:

Date & Time of 4-Day Movmeant Intensive with Cuchira: 

Thursday 28. Feb: 13.00 Uhr -30min break -  17.30 Uhr
Friday 1. March: 13.00 Uhr - 30min break - 17.30 Uhr
Saturday 2. March: 12.30 -  ca. 1h break - 17.30 Uhr
Sunday 3. March: 12.30 - ca. 1h break  - 17.30 Uhr

Location: Yoga Tribe - K6: Nordstrasse 195, 8037 Zürich

Content of the 4 Day Intensive

In the 4 Day Intensive we dive deep into Self-Expression, Dance & Movement Therapy. It is a transformational, in-depth practice.

Emotional memory is stored in the mind-body. It lives within every crevice of our being. MovMeant Therapeutic Arts releases the mind-body of stored trauma to bring forth healing through a felt sense creative process. Not all feelings can be expressed verbally. MovMeant supplies a safe space to explore our emotional landscape by physically moving our way into our internal aura.

MovMeant will guide you towards reconnecting body-mind-soul by using various movement practices, explorative exercises, vocalization, breath and imagination to assist in your self-love journey towards a more peacefully connected you. 

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About the Teacher: Tamara Levison alias Cuchira (New York, USA)
Movmeant & Movement Therapy

Tamara Levinson was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and grew up in New York City. At age 15, she represented the USA at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain, in rhythmic gymnastics. Tamara’s versatility as a dancer, gymnast, rhythmic gymnast, aerial artist, contortionist and actress led her to having an over 20 year career as a working dancer. She danced on three world tours with Madonna, performed along side of No Doubt, Usher, Gwen Stefani, Rihanna and more. She has had the great pleasure of working with the legendary Twyla Tharp and continues to dance and choreograph for popular artists on stage, tv commercials and film.

Tamara considers herself an artist of movement, where the creative mind is limitless, needs no labels, it's all just freedom of self expression. Tamara's new brand is called MOVMEANT. Because, you are meant to move!

Registration for the 4 Day Intensive:

Early Bird Price, registration by 1. Dec 2018: 580 Fr
Regular Price, after the 1. December: 630 Fr


Terms & Conditions: 

To register for the Intensive please send us an email & transfer 50% of the course fee to the account below. 
Please note THIS DEPOSIT IS NOT REFUNDABLE. You can give your spot to a friend, in case you can’t participate. But finding someone to take your place, is your responsibility. The rest of the course fee can be paid in cash on FIRST DAY of the Intensive. 


Deddou Burkhard, POP UP YOGA, 8004 ZH
Konto (IBAN): CH8600 20620 64801 6540H
Zahlungsgrund: Intensive2019
Clearing Nummer: 0206
UBS, Zürich


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Yoga Challenge ab 1. November

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Yoga Challenge ab 1. November

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Yoga Challenge: für leichte & gesunde Festtage

November & Dezember sind die Monate, wo üppige Dinner & Apéros anstehen und zugleich der innere Schweinehund zunimmt. Das Resultat: weniger Yoga, ein schlechtes Gewissen und eine innere Schwere. „Nein – nicht dieses Jahr!“ sagen wir & stellen für dich eine motivierende Yoga Challenge auf die Beine:

Besuche 5 Yogalektionen* vom 1. November bis zum 22. Dezember & nehme an der Verlosung von einem unlimited Abo à 5 Monaten** im Wert von 1’050 chf teil.

Wir ziehen am 24. Dezember pünktlich zu Weihnachten einen Gewinner und benachrichtigen diesen per Email. Der Rechtsweg ist ausgeschlossen.

*Yogalektionen: dazu gehören, alle regulären Lektionen bei POP UP YOGA die 30 chf Drop-In kosten oder mit einer unserer Class Cards / Abos buchbar sind, plus die Community Class. Alle Lektionen sind pink in unserem Stundenplan markiert. **gültig von Januar bis Mai 2019


Melde dich gleich hier für deine nächste Yogalektion an!

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