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The beauty of YIN YOGA – 3 reasons YIN is a must for me

Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); Yin Yoga -focussing deep connective tissues of the body (vs. the superficial tissues) and the fascia that covers the body; this Daoist yoga is to help regulate the flow of energy in the body. There was a great article in MinBodyGreen in March 2015: “5 ways Yin Yoga will transform your life”. There were several great facts about yin yoga and I agree with all of them:   1. Flexibility is increased 2. Self-regulated healing is [...]

Small things done with great love – Lohdunkantaja

The consolation bearer - Lohdunkantaja a charity jewellery collection to benefit the New Children’s Hospital in Helsinki Last Christmas my husband was brave enough to give to his longterm cooperation partner a very personal gift: a private yoga-class. I was happy and honoured to give that class to Katja Snäll in January 2015. After our yoga and meditation session we had a long lunch together and we were talking about life like we had known each other forever. At one [...]

Competition is in your mind

Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); Since childhood, I have learned or “I was programmed” to compete in everything. Sports competitions, school grades, university life and then working life. I remember when being at very competitive sports high school in Helsinki back in end of 90’s, there was a sticker on a wall in one classroom that says “you won’t get a grade for life”. It was a great sentence, but the feeling was just the opposite. After high school you compete [...]

Success – new meaning

It’s now a year ago when I was brave enough and started a life as an entrepreneur. How I ended up to that, it’s a long story. However, the first year has been everything and nothing that I expected. Also when creating new career for the rest of my life combining it with a family life (with kids 4 and 6 years old) there has been some challenges and a year is such a short time! When doing everything for […]

Stress – word is everywhere

I was at a cashier and there was a problem with the system so it took a while. While waiting I noticed and told the cashier girl that she had the most beautiful nails I had seen long time. She said “Oh thank you! I am going to have new ones next week but I am SO stressed what to have next”. Other example I heard in tram: “I am so stressed where to go for holiday next winter- the […]

Breath, just breath?

I hear from people who haven’t really tried yoga that “isn’t it just breathing, what is the point?”. Well, if we don’t breath we will die. It is automatic so we don’t really have to think about it and naturally we breath because we want to live – quite simple. But how many times you actually think how you breath? The power of breathing is that it is the only automatic body function that you actually can control. In other words […]

Remember to breathe at the office or workplace

Tip and challenge for the working day: breath and activate your diaphragm and calm your mind – 3 minutes excercise for office or your workplace. Put a timer on your phone for 3 minutes. Close your eyes. Straighten your spine. Bring your right hand to your stomach and just breath towards your hand. Inhale and exhale through your nostrils. Feel how your hand is moving with the rhythm of the breath. Visualize how you reach each cell at your lungs […]

What is the style of yoga that is OK and not awkward in corporate world

Mentioning earlier that there are lots of variety of yoga styles these days. Bringing naked yoga to the office is not probably the first thing to do even though it would get lot of interesting talks behind the desks. The whole point of bringing yoga to corporate world is simple giving employes time to have a stress free moment, calm and clear the mind (or explode – that can be good too) and simply feel good. Mind practice or meditation […]

Yoga for corporates – What’s the point?

There was an article in Finnish HS NYT-liite on 30th of October about what has happened to yoga? Yoga is branded to all areas – there are sauna yoga, aerial yoga, naked yoga, yoga for mothers and children, yoga for men etc. I think it is wonderful that these days in western world it is easy to find yoga for everyone. It wasn’t like that few years ago and when I was working in corporate world in Finland, I didn’t […]

The beauty of YIN YOGA – 3 reasons YIN is a must for me

Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); Yin Yoga -focussing deep connective tissues of the body (vs. the superficial tissues) and the fascia that covers the body; this Daoist yoga is to help regulate the flow of energy in the body. There was a great article in MinBodyGreen in March 2015: “5 ways Yin Yoga will transform your life”. There were several great facts about yin yoga and I agree with all of them:   1. Flexibility is increased 2. Self-regulated healing is [...]