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April 13, 2017
CrazyChicks on Kiti Square

In the last post I wrote about moving away from things that just do not feel right, even if reason can tell us otherwise. Needless to say, the topic of recognising when it is time to change the course and refocus energies has been in my mind a lot lately. Not that I have gone for some radical overhaul of my life (yet), rather I have tweaked certain…

Asana Practise and Wellness Through Movement

What is Yoga Therapy?

December 30, 2016

There is a good article that has been coming up on my Facebook feed a lot lately on how Western health professional are increasingly aware of the benefits yoga therapy can bring to patients. In the recent years there has been more and more clinical research highlighting positive impact yoga can have in alleviating back pain, anxiety, insomnia and cardiovascular diseases. As yoga therapy is inherently holistic, it…

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Melissa’s Nicosia Mandalas Part II

November 28, 2016

Yesterday was the launch of my friend Melissa’s colouring book inspired by the circular shape and artwork of the Cypriot Capital’s Old City. I let the pictures describe the rest.  Ystäväni Melissan väristyskirja julkaistiin eilen. Kirjaa innoitti Kyproksen pääkaupungin vanhan kaupungin ympyrämuoto ja se hienot yksityiskohdat. Kuvat saavat kertoa enemmän. The book will be available in major bookstores Island wide as from the mid December. It should also…

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Melissa’s Nicosia Mandalas

November 22, 2016

***Finnish text after English/Suomeksi englannin jälkeen*** When the writer and children’s books author Melissa Hekkers came across pictures of mandalas in a colouring book last winter, they immediately reminded her the circular shape of the Old City of Nicosia, the Capital of Cyprus. The concept of Mandala (coming from the Sanskrit word ”circle”) symbolises harmony and unity through balancing visual elements: As Nicosia (or Lefkosia/Lefkoşa in the local…

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Thought of the Day

November 7, 2016

Years and years ago, when I was at the crossroads with a difficult question, my then-housemate told me that the body knows the right thing to do well before what the mind. That thought instantly made sense to me and it is something I have passed on to several people over the years. Because to me, this is one of the fundamental truths in life. Today I started…

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Condensed Spirituality

November 7, 2016

Eckhart Tolle’s “The Power of Now” comes up often when people are asked about books that have had a profound impact on them. I have been meaning to read it for a long time but unfortunately over the years I have gone from loving reading to loving the idea of reading. So when I came across the “Practising The Power of Now”, a condensed version of the original…

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Good Yoga Reads Online

October 4, 2016

***Tämä postaus on vaan englanniksi, suomenkielinen suomalaisilla linkeillä tulossa perään.*** Here’s a round up of few yoga articles & sources I return quite often. Some of you have asked more information about the benefits of yoga and how does it compare to other physical activities so hopefully you’ll find these as useful as I have.  On Philosophy: ”The Eight Limbs, The Core of Yoga” by William J.D. Doran.…

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Yoga books I like

September 12, 2016

***English text follows the Finnish one*** Joogakirjallisuus ei ole mikään uusi asia. Ensimmäinen koottu teksti joogasta kirjallisessa muodossa, Patanjalin joogasutrat, on koottu noin vuoden 400 jKr aikoihin (ajasta ei ole varmaa tietoa ja sen takia päivänmäärissä voi näkyä eroja.) Bhagavad Gita, toinen teksti jossa viitataan joogaan, epäillään taas olevan ajalta ennen ajanlaskun alkua. Tässä tekstissä tuon esille kirjoja joista on ollut minulle hyötyä joogaopiskelussani. Osaa kirjoista tutkin melkein…