#yogashala #blissful #happy #thankful 🙏 . Today’s yoga class was almost divine. The pavilion is overlooking beautiful trees and is next to a monastery from where we could hear the nuns singing. We had shade and a gentle breeze. Of course it is not always like this. Sometimes there is construction work, annoying ants and mosquitoes and it is unbearable hot and sticky. Under those circumstances we really get to practice the yogamind. Makes me wonder what would the world be like without opposites?
#yogaoffthemat #vejersstrand #vildmarksbad #cleanse #newyear . Yesterday I had an opportunity to reflect on 2018 and to prepare myself for the new year to come sitting in this beautiful tub. One of the questions I asked was “how did I surprise myself in a positive way?” Happy 2019 ♥️
#lotus #yoga #meditation . In my yoga classes we have been exploring the Chakras and today it was time for the seventh chakra, the crown. Today we we attempted headstand, pranayama and meditation in order to address the 7th chakra😇. But please remember this: “It doesn’t matter how much pranayama you do, how much you stand on your head, how much you meditate. The moment I see you are different from me - you are a Jew, you are a Catholic, you are Protestant; you are white, you are black, you are small, you are tall; I am a swami, you are not - there is no escape for me from this prison. I can only escape from this prison when I see that one God shining equally in all of us. See that.” - Swami Vishnudevananda
#yoga #yogaoffthemat #rawfood #connecting . Had a lovely yogaclass with my teacher @sarahbyoga. After almost three years in this beautiful yogashala it feels like coming home. Right after I had a raw food demonstration on how to make fermented cashew herb cheese. Very tasty and apparently very hip😎
#talk #coffeemorning #singapore #connection . This morning I went to a talk about language and communication by TEDx speaker Heather Hansen. 2 Billion people speak english globally. She thinks it’s ok to have your own “bad” version and not strive to sound British or American. My own daughter speaks a version unique to kids at international schools, and in Singapore we have Singlish. A mix of Chinese, Malay and English. Instead of judging people of their accents as native or bad, we must learn how to be clear and listen more carefully. After all it’s about connection not perfection😚
#morninglight #taipei #yogaoffthemat One last snapshot before leaving on the train. To travel the world helps me to know myself better. It forces an open mind and fresh eyes. I found the soul of Taipei beautiful. And the food fabulous. Where else can you get a pancake with ice cream, peanuts and fresh coriander?
#maokong #taiwan #taipei101 #crystalgondola . Riding up the hills in a crystal gondola 🚡 ! Felt like the floor was not there. In the background you see Taipei 101 building. It’s more than half a kilometer high. We went there and got motion sick from the movements of the building.