Tips for stretching your hamstrings mindfully.

I’ve had a hamstring injury that has lasted for so long it’s embarrassing. I’ve been so eager to practice that I’ve kind of neglected my hamstring and thus it has taken me forever to heal it. But, since I moved to Arendal, I decided to take the effort to be mindful of my hamstring and change my practice for a while. It didn’t take so … Continue reading Tips for stretching your hamstrings mindfully.

Personal update: A yogi in Arendal

Woho! I’m now officially a yogi in Arendal. I recently moved from Oslo where I’ve been living for the last five or so years. I was more than ready to move. I didn’t like to live in Oslo, and I didn’t like my apartment as it was super drafty and that combined with Norwegian winters was just not my style. Moving is one of the things … Continue reading Personal update: A yogi in Arendal

Choosing my spiritual practice and committing to it.

Like any person on the planet, I’ve had my share of pain and suffering. As only suffering can do, It made me wish for a really great life, liberated from the struggle of everyday life. I wanted to have fun, to be happy and feel loved and supported. It directed me on the path of my life towards these desires, and it also made me … Continue reading Choosing my spiritual practice and committing to it.

On shallow ideals, self judgment and why it’s crucial to find a teacher who speaks to your heart.

I’ve learned something during my years of practicing yoga that might be useful for a beginner yogi to know. You see, every teacher I’ve had, had something unique they were transmitting whether consciously or not. Some of them have more knowledge than others, some have more experience than others. Some have a calming way of teaching which makes their classes wonderful, others give you a … Continue reading On shallow ideals, self judgment and why it’s crucial to find a teacher who speaks to your heart.

My 3 most valuable tips to soften a stiff back.

As you already know if you’ve read my previous posts, I have struggled with back issues, leading to difficulty in getting flexibility along the posterior chain of myofascia (meaning the line of fascia and muscles that runs from under your feet through the backside of your body, all the way to your eyebrows). Over the years, I have tried many asanas stretching methods and exercises to … Continue reading My 3 most valuable tips to soften a stiff back.

Bhujapidasana… Ten years of practice and then finally…

Yes, I have practiced yoga for ten years. I started when I was about fifteen years old, but because of the back issues and imbalances that I had in my body, it was very hard for me to get flexible. Yoga Asana (poses) does require a lot of flexibility, and so, it took me a long time to accomplish many of the poses. My nemesis … Continue reading Bhujapidasana… Ten years of practice and then finally…