The real yoga

We need to talk about Yoga. You see, yoga is often associated with bliss, zen and wellness. But nobody ever talks about the dark side of it. As yoga teachers we are expected to be calm,  and  the embodiment of wellness. Because practicing yoga will make us happy and completely blissed out, right? – it is not so simple.. Yoga is meant to bring us closer to ourselves to our essence, to “the source in us”. But in order to find balance and authenticity we need to clear out some shit, meaning we need to face the dark side. -this is also called shadow work. So if you find yourself in the midst of what is supposed to be an amazing yoga flow and all you feel is annoyed, sadness or even flaming rage building up inside. Don’t despair – it’s is NOT wrong. It only means that yoga is doing exactly what it is supposed to do. “So what if I feel nothing at all”? You might think – well, that’s OK too. Maybe you just need to sit and feel that for a while. Whatever you need to clear out, and balance out – that is what you will get. My own daily practices are so different from day to day. I sometimes have to fight an inner battle even to get started. Because you meet yourself on the mat, the good the bad and the ugly side, and that can be challenging, and sometimes painful. In yoga you work with both mind, soul and body, and so it is bound to get gritty. It will force...

Be more Buddha.

Free yourself people. For me freedom comes through art and love, or art-loving. Today there’s a lot of rules about how you are supposed to think or live your life, and a lot of people are stuck in that, defending it. But what if there’s a more gentle way of life? I believe that we mold our own reality, and if we are capable of letting go of what we “ought to do” or what we think is “normal”, and become aware to our true self and align ourselves with our souls desires, I think we we would be a lot happier. After years of being annoyed with people (and myself) judging and putting  me in little labeled boxes,  I’ve finally realized that I have just been following MY own desires all along, and as long as I truly listen to my heart, there will be no wrong choices, because I am the one creating them. I’ll be powerful and happy in my own life. Anyways that’s my philosophy, and it might be slightly flower power for some, but I’ve always said that there’s nothing wrong with peace love and harmony, because what if that’s exactly what we need?  ...