Tomorrow is Shivaratri. Shiva is the God of Yoga. He gave us thousands and thousands of years ago the deep and mysterious Yoga Science, as in meditation, chanting mantra’s, asanas, pranayama and every other single element of yoga practice. He also taught us about the Yoga Lifestyle and Sattvic food, this is very important during … More Every yoga practitioner should celebrate Shivaratri
When you are doing asanas on the mat, or even when you do pranayama or meditation you are building your character. Maybe unknowingly. You think you form your body, and that is so true: our bodies become much younger, more beautiful with more muscles and less fat when we practice yoga, but this is because … More Yoga is building your character
Such an amazing news that our book ‘Yoga-energizers for children’ is on the top 10 bestselling list of our publisher. The book is a great tool for teachers in regular schools, but also for yoga class, theatre or sports classes to bring yoga and meditation into the classroom in a funny and cheerful way. It … More Our book on top 10 best selling list!
Seeing the fact I gained some weight, I started a low carb diet. This is the first time since many years, before I always had to eat carbs to keep my best weight, because of some health problems. So gaining weight is good news for me. Still I love to eat vegan and low carb … More Low carb diet after the holidays: courgette pasta!
The last kitchen garden lesson for this year: how to make your small food garden winter-ready. First you take out all the plants with their roots. That is very important. The plant of the fresh mint is a real usurer and had roots all over the place. They were very hard to take out. You … More Kitchen garden lessons: Winter-ready
These lovely petit sweat peppers, I found on the market place. I find them an awesome Sattvic snack, which fits the yoga diet perfectly: raw food is the best you can eat. It contains a lot of the live-giving energy prana. The goal of eating our food (and of every yoga practice) is to clean … More Stuffed mini-paprika
This delicious pumpkin dish was made in 15 minutes and has only 4 ingredients. It is healthy, light, low carb and full of the necessary daily vitamins and minerals. And it fits the Sattvic yoga-diet perfectly. First you peal the pumpkin (if it is a butternut pumpkin this would not be necessary) and slice it … More Stir-fried pumpkin with feta and raisins
Days are getting shorter. More clouds are coming. My garden is becoming less green and more colorful. The last buds of the gerbera are coming out. Birds are busy preparing for winter. I took out the last useful bits of my kitchen garden. Beans will not grow any further, the courgette plant has just some … More Autumn is coming: find happiness within
Every person who practices yoga or meditation should meditate today: this is the best moment of coming into a deep meditative state of samadhi. That is because of the strong light at the end of the nine days celebrations of the Goddess Ma Durga. It all started with her: she is the life-giving force. She … More Now is the time to meditate: Happy Navratri 2018!
We all have them: those patterns we want to break with. Like unhealthy eating habits or constantly putting ourselves down in our thoughts ‘I can’t wear this, I am too fat’ or ‘I am never capable of doing that’. These are normal patterns which we have formed throughout our whole lives. All our life-experiences influence … More Breaking with old patterns