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The Open Yoga Day Cyprus 2017

September 24, 2017
Truthfulness

The Third Open Yoga Day Cyprus is coming up on the 8th October, hosted this time in Larnaca, under the theme of Satya, truthfulness. To learn more about this free & open for all event I sat down with two of the organisers, Mayka Sabova and Marilena Shyama Shakti, for a chat. This is the third year this event is being held in Cyprus. Where did the initial…

Asana Practise and Wellness Through Movement

International Yoga Day in Platres

June 23, 2017

Since 2015 the 21st June has not only marked Summer Solistice but also the International Day of Yoga, as agreed (by an unprecedented consensus) by the United Nation’s General Assembly in December 2014. The idea to observe Yoga Day came from India’s Prime Minister Narenda Modi who at the time stated: “For us in India, respect for nature is an integral part of spiritualism. We treat nature’s bounties…

Yoga Philosophy and Mindfulness

7 Yoga-inspired Tips for Anxiety and Stress

May 14, 2017
GiveThanksAllWhite

This past week has been the Mental Health Awareness Week. However, mental health is obviously not an issue just for one week a year, just like a good mental health is more than just absence of a mental health problem. Stress and anxiety for instance are issues that touch all of us at least some point in our lives: school or university exams, professional demands and relationship challenges…

Asana Practise and Wellness Through Movement

May Full Moon Yoga

May 9, 2017
Yoga full moon

The days of full moon hold various beliefs and significance for most cultures and across spiritual and scientific realms. In Buddhist ideology, full moon days are important as a time for religious reflection. Some cultures see the moon as a feminine (yin) symbol, representing the rhythm of time. The round circular form of full moon is also seen as the image of wholeness and strength. Native Americans gave…

Yoga Philosophy and Mindfulness

Abhyasa and Vairagya

April 29, 2017
Yoga by the beach

Practise and non-attachment can seem to be very contradictory terms as we usually associate practise with the expectation of some sort of results. Yet together these two form the principles that the whole yoga system as we know it today rests. You might have heard your yoga teacher to say the words ”just let everything go that does not serve you”. Maybe you even liked that phrase because…

Everyday Life and Thoughts

Giving Up is an Option too

April 12, 2017
Countryside activities

When it comes to life advice, open any website, app or TV programme and we are quickly fooled into thinking that giving up is the biggest cardinal sin. From fitness routines, diets, dating to self-entrepreneurship, there seems to be an entire industry reminding us of the hidden powers and untapped potential that lives within us. We are advised how we should be pushing in the face of obstacles…

Everyday Life and Thoughts

CMD 2017/renew

January 1, 2017

What seems to be the most anticipated New Year is finally here and yes, I for one am pretty happy for it. Not because 2016 was personally the worst ever (but it was very bizarre) but because those weird ”non-existent days” between Christmas and New Year always make me feel like I am on a weird limbo-timeloop where nothing you do really counts (for the good and the…