Category: Self development

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Why meditate in silence for 10 days?

Vipassana – a silent mediation, an ancient meditation technique Buddha used and taught to his students. But what is it exactly? How does it work and why? What is a Vipassana? Vipassana is a meditation technique. Several courses to learn the technique are offered all around the world. These courses can last 1, 3, 7, 10, 20, 30, 60 or 90 days. As a … Read More Why meditate in silence for 10 days?

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Learn to trust your intuition!

Being able to trust your instincts, knowing when to trust a person and when to rather walk away can be crucial. Getting to know your inner voice, getting in touch with the very first feeling about a person can be so important when having to come to a decision whether or not to trust someone. If you form a habitude of listening to this … Read More Learn to trust your intuition!

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Laughing meditation 

Meditation – something that has helped and continues to help me a lot in my life. During my yoga teacher training in India my classmates and I experienced a lot of different forms of meditation. Especially some group meditations I want to describe in more detail as they are a beautiful tool to unite a group and bring the members closer together. Laughing meditation … Read More Laughing meditation 

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Trapped emotions

And how important it is to deal with them. During my Yoga Teacher Training in India, I learned about emotional blockages in our body and to never underestimate the power of your emotions. I experienced myself how important it is to deal with them and to eventually let them go. A difficult road Dealing with your emotions might not always be easy – in … Read More Trapped emotions

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Going to India

India. A far away, mysterious country we normally don´t know much about. Most likely we will associate it with poverty and chaos. A huge country with a lot of different faces. A country I still cannot believe I will visit in only a few days, starting on the 1st of December. Anticipations I felt it now was about time to write down some anticipations, … Read More Going to India

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How to welcome change in your life

Change. Something we all have to face again and again from time to time in our life. As Buddhism teaches, the only thing constant in life is change. The only thing that we can always be certain of is change. Nothing will always stay the same. No matter how much we might want things to remain as they are, no matter how much we … Read More How to welcome change in your life

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How to let go of material possessions

Materialism. It´s all around us. It a product of the society we are living in, of what we consider a normal life. It´s what keeps this society going, growing, producing. By buying, wanting and demanding. We drive, the steering wheel firmly in our hands, directly to consuming and demanding, leading to producing more and more. Trapped in this faster and faster spinning circle it´s … Read More How to let go of material possessions

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Not feeling at home anywhere?

Where is your home? Where do you feel most at ease, laid back and comfortable? Is it the place where you grew up? Comfortable and cozy in your familiar surroundings? Or is it somewhere far, far away from the environment that felt so close before? Could it be anywhere? Could it be nowhere? Where do I feel at home? This question has been with … Read More Not feeling at home anywhere?

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Are we addicted to our phones?

Phones. Social Media. Is it helping our generation to connect more closely or is it leaving us addicted to scrolling through meaningless feeds, swiping away our creativity like dirt on a bathroom floor? Is the social network really social or is it cutting our will to produce and to use our brain effectively? Consumed by screens Nowadays, we spend a lot of our times … Read More Are we addicted to our phones?

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Am I having a Quarter Life Crisis?

I know, this title sounds a bit dramatic. But after thinking closely what I´ve been experiencing the last few months/year I guess that’s what describes it best. For me, a quarter life crisis means you´re lost, to some extend, you don´t know what to do and how to go on especially after finishing school. What now? We go to school for 12 years, then … Read More Am I having a Quarter Life Crisis?

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Why reading is so important

When I was little, I loved to read. 3-year-old me would even sit in our living room with a book in her hands “reading” out loud while turning the pages. Well, I couldn´t read yet, but I already pretended to do so as I knew all my favorite stories by heart and knew exactly where I had to turn a page. In fact, I … Read More Why reading is so important

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The Art of Meditation

Meditation. In last week’s post I talked about how practicing Yoga is changing my life right now (read more about Yoga here) – now I will dig even deeper. Meditation. But what exactly is mediation? Or rather, what is it not? No idea about mediation? For the longest time, I had no idea what the word actually meant. And I know a lot of … Read More The Art of Meditation