When practiced consistently, the Salamba Sirsasana:
💪 Builds strength in the upper body and core: shoulder, arms, legs and spine
💪 Strengthens your lungs
💪Develops healthy brain. Headstands can be beneficial for boosting brain function, increasing blood flow to the scalp.
💪 Increases focus and improves the mental capacity
💪 Decreases a sense of worry, apprehension and stress
💪 Improves digestion
💪 Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause
💪 Therapeutic for asthma, infertility, insomnia, and sinusitis
Balance in this pose is difficult at first, performing Sirsasana against a wall can be helpful in the beginning. A partner can also help you with your alignment in this pose. 👯♂️
This is not a beginner asana, so please stay patient and careful in your practice!
And always keep in mind that several preparatory poses can help you and make your body ready to perform the Headstand. 🤸
Would you like to learn more?
Join us for the 200 hours Flow Yoga Multi Style Teacher Training:
Guess my favourite colour! 💙Found a new favourite source for my yoga accessories: Hannah from @sanuka_de is not only a great acrobat and partner acro teacher, I also love her online shop and her wonderful taste about comfortable clothing and pretty jewellery. 🌙
She is travelling around the world🌏 to collect those special treasure and produces her own collection in India and Thailand choosing only the best materials and providing work for small family businesses. 😍
My absolute favourite is the back of this bra top: flower of life! Sacred geometry is so hynotizing.
Let's buy less on amazon and support more small businesses like this!: @sanuka_de
Check her out!
If you have participated in one of our events or have a recommendation about Flylight Yoga please leave us a review on Facebook until 24th December.
🎁We will automatically choose 3 winners for those amazing hand made AcroYoga tanks tops yeahh! 🤸♀️
2019 is ending soon! 😱Time to catch up with your old new year's resolution and commit yourself to continuous practice!
Let's start with Winter retreats
What was the best yoga retreat you have ever been to? What are qualities you are looking for in a yoga retreat?
👇🏻For me this is what it's all about:
🤸♂️Yoga retreats are a great way to turn off and recharge your batteries.
🤸♂️Meet like-minded people and make new friends.
🤸♂️Give yourself some time to breathe and think things through.
🤸♂️ Find an encouraging environment full of positive energy.
🤸♂️Deepen your yoga practice with professional instructors.
🤸♂️Eat healthy, wholesome food in great company.
👍Every yoga retreat I have been to was the best investment I ever made into myself.
Looking forward to our 2 upcoming retreats this winter in Tirol:
❄️Namaste im Schnee Yoga Days - Dec. 19 - 22, 2019
❄️AcroYoga Winter Retreat - Jan 2 - 5, 2020
Come and join us to either end the year with evaluation or start the new one with fresh energy and inspiration !⭐
AcroYoga courses 2020 - no more excuses 😅
I don't have to brag too much about AcroYoga. It's amazing. In any level, with or without partner you can join us to practice and learn.
🎉AcroYoga Beginners Course (10 weeks) ⠀
->starting Jan. 15th 2020⠀
->Wednesdays 19:30 - 21:00⠀
-> in Vienna's 1st district⠀
🎉AcroYoga Intermediate Level 1 Course (10 weeks)⠀
->starting Jan. 15th 2020⠀
-> Wednesdays 17:30 - 19:00⠀
-> in Vienna's 1st district⠀
🎉AcroYoga Intermediate Level 2 course (10 weeks)⠀
->starting Jan. 14th 2020⠀
-> Tuesdays 19:30 - 21:00⠀
-> at @yogafusion_vienna⠀
Aerial Yoga - Bali Bliss 🌴😍
Have you ever thought about visiting the island of Gods? The capital of yoga and home of spirituality?
✅Tick it off your bucket list.
Join us on this journey and discover a new passion!
Bali is full of people who are looking for a more meaningful way of living. That's why it's the perfect place to start a new chapter in your life. It's a very supportive place where you can find a lot of inspiration on your journey to grow and evolve.
Aerial Yoga Teacher Training Bali
🦋Level 1: April 7 - 14th 2020 - 50 hours
-> Level 1 - Module 1) April 7 - 11 (30 hours)
-> Level 1 - Module 2) April 11 - 14th (20 hours)
🦋Level 2: February 24 - 29th 2020 - 30 hours
Which one will you join?
I joined the #truthfultueasday challenge few weeks ago. Ever since I've been sharing my life and thoughts with you on my Instagram page to make social media more reliable.
For the full posts go to @flylightyoga
I will share some thoughts here as well..
Where to start?
Micheal Jackson was a genius in so many ways and this song is still one of my favourites:
"I'm starting with the man in the mirror
I'm asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you want to make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself, and make a change."👯♂️
In times of climate change, the refugee crisis and right-wing political uprise, this has never been more important.🙏
Although I feel that I have a good sense of self-reflection and do my best to not only talk about the change but also BE the CHANGE - I still think there is more I should do.
Lead by example
We have to stand up for what we believe in. Not only living it by ourselves at home alone and quiet. But leading by example and becoming active in public and inspiring others to do the same.
I still think I need to do more of that, dedicate more time for this, make it a more important task, put it on top of my to-do list...
@mariannewilliamson who is currently running for president in the USA is my biggest inspiration for this!
Who is inspiring you and what do you think you can do to make a REAL CHANGE in this world?
"Fortune favors the bold"
What do you think about this quote?
Being bold and brave doesn't come easy. But it can be so rewarding. Staying in your safe comfort zone is so much easier. But if we play it safe there is also not much potential for improvement or the big chance we are waiting for.💪
Taking risks is something we rarely learn from our parents who want to keep us safe - bless them! But who else could teach us?🙄
It is a bit like falling in love. No matter how high the risk to get our hearts broken, we have to take it anyway.
No risk no fun.🤷♀️
Live up to your potential
Living up to my full potential requires to be bold and really honest with myself. Re-inventing myself every day is something I try not to lose out of sight. I ask myself: Is this the best possible version of myself?
The goal is not to become a perfectionist about everything I do, quite the opposite I want to let go of that actually even more.
But I want to make sure I don't lose the bigger picture and stay on track with my vision.💫
❓What is your vision? How do you keep it alive?
Is it easier to be bold when we are young? ❓
This is for today.
.We started September with the #yogawholehearted challenge to respect the work of Brené Brown and see how much we can learn from her.
Let's see the subjects we discussed.
☑️Day 1) Cultivating authenticity & letting go of what people think
🤓We are manifesting this with a standing pose.
All standing poses are routing you to mother earth, they connect you with your first chakra - the root chakra: Mulhadara!
Choose any standing pose that inspires you today to connect with your authenticity, just being who you are. Taking off all mask and showing the raw beauty of your soul.
Let's all trust more our gut feeling and speak our truth in kindness - no matter what others might think.
☑️Day 2) Topic today: Cultivating self-compassion & letting go of perfectionism. 🤓
Yoga Pose: Show us your favourite HIP opener.
Perfectionism is a biggy for me! My first AcroYoga mentor @lucie.beyer was a big help on my path to let go of this. Already in my @acroyoga teacher training in 2015 she told me during my teaching demo to voluntarily make a mistake and laugh about myself, because I was so caught up in being perfect. And this was such a great help!
Later during my Elemental Immersion certification in 2018 she helped me again to find balance between doing the best I can and staying humble about the mistakes I make. Thank you sister <3
Remind yourself today to be more self-compassionate and embrace your imperfections!
Tip: There is a great book from Brené Brown called "Gifts of Imperfections" - I can only recommend it!
☑️Day 3) Cultivating a resilient spirit & letting go of numbing and powerlessness
Today's yoga pose: Show us your resilience in your favourite inversion or arm balance.
👩🎓Brené Brown is an extra-ordinary researcher who studies topics that most people don't like to talk about: shame, fear, guilt, vulnerability and the like...
😁As a by-product of her work - while evaluating thousands of interviews - she also found out what it is that most HAPPY people have in common - despite their life situation!
💖From those results, she developed 10 guideposts for wholehearted living! <3
A resilient spirit for me feels like "I can do this" or at least "I can get through this". It has a lot to do with trust in myself, my problem-solving repertoire, my social support network like family and friends that I can reach out to. Thanks to all of them!
☑️Day 4) Cultivating gratitude and joy & letting go of scarcity
In this chapter, it is very important to @brenebrown that it is not enough to only have an "attitude of gratitude"! What is needed is an actual PRACTICE of gratitude to bring more joy into your life!
The good news: There are different tools you can try!
👍The one that works for me is making a list (in your head or on a piece of paper) when you are in bed before you go to sleep about all the things that happened that day that you are grateful for. All the people in your life that you are grateful for etc...
🙏Being grateful for what we already have attracts more of that into our lives!
☑️ Day 5) Cultivating intuition and faith & letting go of the need for certainty.
🤸♂️Yoga pose: partner pose
“Intuition is not a single way of knowing…it’s our ability to hold space for uncertainty and our willingness to trust the many ways we have developed knowledge and insight, including instinct, experience, faith, and reason.” - @brenebrown
Let‘s all trust more our gut feeling! Let me know what you think about this in the comments!
One of my favourite events over the year. The Aerial Yoga Teacher Training.
Not sure if that is for you? Remember: Nobody’s perfect! We teach what we have to learn. If you listen to your inner guru, the universe will be your co-pilot on all your adventures!
Whether you already are a teacher or just feel the calling... Aerial Yoga is for every body - literally!
This is what you will learn exactly in our Aerial Yoga Teacher Training: 😎
🤓a wide range of different aerial yoga positions (asanas) supported by the yoga aerial fabric / hammock.
🤓how to create a fluid aerial yoga class.
🤓how to safely teach aerial yoga to others.
🤓how to professionally set up your aerial yoga equipment.
🤓everything about the Aerial Yoga equipment.
🤓how to build your own business and start a new career.
Mindfulness of touch: Hands-On Aerial Yoga is part of our brand new Level 2 curriculum. 👍
And the place is just MAGIC
Get away with us to a wonderland Aerial Yoga experience and deepen your practice in the most amazing yogi place! Let me introduce you the amazing Soami Yoga Center.
This place was built for those who'd like to get away from the everyday life a bit and focus on their deeper selfs.
The air is so clear that your lungs are seriously jumping out from happiness. The Millstätter Lake has drinking water quality and we can get lost the beautiful view the national park Nockberge.
Werner and Hildegard Biller - (the owners) have realised their dream project in this beautiful location. They will welcome us with open arms and look forward to hosting all of us in their precious wonderland!
This is the perfect place for turning off and learning with us during the Aerial Yoga Teacher Training in October!
Even if your goal is not teaching but getting deeper into your Aerial Practice this is a great place for you.
I can't wait to be here again and give you my knowledge here!
I can't wait the 3rd Aerial Arts Festival at the end of August. I'm going to hold several workshop both in AcroYoga and Hula Hoop!
Now I'm going to introduce you one of the workshops: the AcroYoga Lunar Restore and Relax. Those who are with me on my yoga journey you know that we had already several AcroYoga Lunar Immersion and Workshops with Julia and Pascal Weis and I can't get enough of this relaxing type of AcroYoga.
This yoga is all about letting go and being held, How nice is that? The magic healing potential of mindful touch and easy inversion that are not only fun but also very relaxing and restorative.
This is the ultimate state of relax for me and I hope I can share this feeling with you too!
As this Yoga type is not the most difficult all level of practitioners are welcome from Beginners to Intermediate students! I will teach with Thomas Fath
Every day 13:00 - 14:30 h at the "Dance Space"
- Friday 30. Aug,
- Saturday 31. Aug.
- Sunday 1. Sep.
Surrounded by circus atmosphere the workshops are part of the wide-ranging program of the 3rd Aerial Arts Festival Austria in one of the funkiest urban locations: F23.at
Get your ticket:
€ 90 + 40 Festival Pass = € 130 (after 1.6.)
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FESTIVALPASS?
More Workshop and events of Aerial Arts Austria Festival:
Aerial Arts Festival is in the corner and this is going to be one of the most complex yoga, dance, and circus arts festivals of the year with people all around the world!
Aerial Arts Festival
This is the place where you can try everything that you ever dreamed as a little child, Hula Hoop, Acrobatic Workshops, AcroYoga and of course Aerial. Of yourse I'm going to teach in this festival but not just the AcroYoga and Hula Hoop but there's a very special type of movements that is really close to my heart.
This is the Thai Nuad Bodywork. Thai massage complements all the above mentioned exercises and a perfect way to calm your body after a challenging acro or aerial yoga session.
What is Thai massage ?
A dynamic bodywork therapy appeared first in the temples of Thailand. It's a therapy that is based upon yoga and Ayurveda practices.
It appeared in Thailand, however, this therapeutic art was directly rooted in the Indian healing traditions of Ayurvedic medicine.
The father founder of Thai Yoga Massage, Jivaka Kumarbhaccha was a renowned doctor and yogi, he treated the Buddha, among others.
After the Buddha’s death, the earliest Buddhist monks travelled to Southeast Asia and were accompanied by Ayurvedic doctors. These doctors practiced a healing art, that would later evolve into traditional Thai Massage.
In this unique healing system of Thai Yoga Massage, also called Nuad Boran, the practitioner guides the client through a series of yoga postures, while palming and thumbing along the body’s energy (‘Sen’) lines and pressure points.
Why it is the perfect way to calm your body?
After a long day in the air a Thaimassage helps to release tension in the body and ground yourself again.
Together these therapeutic actions result in a comprehensive full body treatment.
3 Days workshop
In these workshops you will receive a lot of different ways to calm your body. Each day we're going to focus on a different part of the body.
30th Aug. - 16:30
31th Aug. - 16:30
01th Sep. - 16:30
Join us to learn this amazing way of calming your body with therapeutic Thai Nuad!
Meet the remarkable UWE SATTELKOW in Vienna and learn from one of the best Austrian acrobatic artists in three different workshops. Surrounded by circus atmosphere the workshops are part of the wide-ranging program of the 3rd Aerial Arts Festival Austria in one of the funkiest urban locations: F23.at
Complementery practice to your AcroYoga
This is going to be something truly special and an amazing way to practice for Acro- and also Aerial Yogis and Yoginis!
These kind of workshops might be a bit challenging but this can give you confidence during your other Yoga practices, You're not just becoming stronger but it complements your practice very well.
What you need to know about Uwe
AcroYoga and Acrobatics
AcroYoga and Acrobatics are really close to one another. The health benefits are very similar that ads up with a pinch of adrenaline too!
I must say that this workshop is not exactly for beginners. If you have a little base of AcroYoga , you're comfortable with some of the poses I hope you're going to join us to strengthen your practice!
This 3 days workshop is all about standing partner acrobatics. We will work on different sequences that can be put together in a flow.
When we can meet?
Every day 16:30 - 18:00 h
Get your ticket:
- Early Bird : € 80 + 30 Festival Pass = € 110 (until 31.5.)
- Regular Fee: € 90 + 40 Festival Pass = € 130 (after 1.6.)
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FESTIVALPASS?
Get to know more about the Aerial Arts Austria Festival here: https://www.aerialartsaustria.com/
This is the last day of AerialYoga challenge powered by Aerial Arts Festival! It's still not to late to join!
During 7 days we went through 7 topics. Let's see what they were!
Day 1: The beginning of your Aerial journey.
I first saw a fire 🔥 performance friend of mine hanging on those white elastic fabrics doing crazy things at the Phoenix circus arts center Vienna! 😱She gave us a quick workshop and i thought i would never climb or make a knot. So hard!!!!
But i kept on trying every now and then just for fun... until I got hooked, but i never performed on them! Hooping took all my energy! ⭕️
2013 I participated at the first Aerial Yoga teacher training in Austria 🇦🇹 by @sheila_falk thats where I met @sophie_skywalk
The rest is history... 😂🤓
Day 2 The topic is: Your favorite aerial apparatus
My favorite aerial apparatus is definitely the aerial hammock! In aerial yoga we use it for so many yummieh postures! I love how it makes the aerial world accessible to every body!
But there are also advanced circus 🎪 tricks for higher level - anything you want! Inversions are so easy in it and also fun! I love the soft & silky feeling of the hammock on my skin.
Day 3: Your favourite Aerial trick!
I love <3 foot locks! There are so many variations... hard to choose one! Very simple poses often look the best! The crazy wraps can easily get messy. They are a great challenge though and no risk - no fun!
I love how aerial art makes you feel graceful, beautiful and strong!
I remember that when I had a terrible heartbreak in 2011 I started training Aerial Silks almost every day and it made me feel so strong - not only in my body - but also in my mind and heart. I felt like: hey I can actually do this! And if I can do this crazy shit - anything is possible!
Day 4: Today: What is your Aerial Nemesis?👿
😲 I found upside down splits so challenging to learn! But I had a great teacher: @jessicajayaerial and a wonderful friend @tka_nina to help me out when I forgot everything! 😵
And then when you finally get it - it's so much fun to get upside down! 🙃
Day 5: Your Aerial style or your inspiration?
😍I love slowmotion and spinning! When i work on a new aerial yoga flow i like to swing if the hanging points allow! My favorite music 🎶 is melodic and has fat beats! Check out my Instagram for some Aerial videos, there you can see my style :)
✅Day 6: What is your greatest Aerial accomplishment? ?
For me being able to teach what I love: AERIAL YOGA is my greatest aerial accomplishment! Nothing is more fun than to spread the love for what you are most passionate about!
Day 7:: Your future Aerial goal or dream!
I always wanted to try Flying Trapeze! But it is really hard to find a setup!
Today is also my last day enjoying Barcelona Yoga Conference with my dear friend @justmyyoga 💜
I am full of inspiration for the future!
What are your dreams & goals?
Are you an Aerial Yoga teacher already but get bored with our own teaching? Are you looking for some new inspiration to enhance your teaching quality?
Join me and @sheila_falk in October in Austria:
- Level 1: 13. - 19. Oct.
- Level 2: 20. - 26. Oct.
How authentic do you think social media are these days? How real does it get? How fake are the pictures you see? How true are the words you read?⠀
🔈So I will drop the #truthbomb. What does this mean? Let's be more real and show what we are made of.⠀
BE TRUE. BE BRAVE.⠀
Every week let's share 3 authentic facts about our personal lives. ⠀
❤ Things that you are working on⠀
❤ things about your past⠀
❤ things you strongly believe in⠀
❤ things you are seriously questioning⠀
❤ experiences that shaped your life ⠀
❤ and so on...
Let's get to know each other better for real and inspire others to open up as well and embrace everything you are because it makes you special and even more lovable!⠀
Here we go, let's see what we have so far:
🙋I am forever grateful for the wonderful childhood I had with my mum @carmensgarden, my dad and my sister, growing up in the deep countryside close to the lake of Constance in the very west of Austria.⠀
🙋My sister Eva is 2 years older and also lives in Vienna! She is the reason I moved to the other side of the country in the year 2000.⠀
🙋After 10 years of living in Austria's capital, I moved again to the countryside, just 20 km outside of Vienna. I love the small village where I live with my boyfriend in a small house with a garden that we rent. He loves to grow vegetables.⠀
🙋I had to wear braces 😬 at night when I was young for many years. One night i woke up and half dreaming I threw them in the toilet 🤣That’s how much I liked them 😱
🙋When I see beggars on the street I am always torn apart whether to give money or food or nothing at all?? 💵 How much do you give and how often? 💰
🙋My boyfriend is neither yogi nor acrobat which sometimes feels like a challenge🤨 but then again also a blessing! 😇Do you know what I mean?
Follow my Instagram if you want to know more about me and share some info about yourself too! Let's get real!
Aerial Yoga is a lot of fun but that is not the only reason why I love it!❤️
What you need to know about it?
Aerial is a very modern yoga type, It was first developed about 10 years ago in the US. It's spreading so fast and that is not a coincidence. There are so many benefits, see further down below!
It's a mix of yoga, aerial arts and contemporary dance - what a combo!
The #aerialhammock is very durable and can hold up to 1 ton !!! but it's still soft and fluid to support your practice.
- For beginners, it helps build up the necessary muscles for holding the poses correctly.
- For intermediate students, it allows a very refreshing perspective on traditional Yoga.
What are the benefits of Aerial Yoga?:
✔️Makes inversions easy and fun,
✔️Helps to relieve the compression in the spine,
✔️When you pull yourself up into the hammock you use muscles that are usually not used in traditional yoga - the perfect balance for all those chaturangas!
💪Very IMPORTANT! You don't need to be a super yogi to start Aerial Yoga. It's totally beginner friendly!
So if you'd like to try it now join us here:
- weekly classes at @yogafusion_vienna
- trial classes @aerialartsaustriafestival this summer!
If you would like to deepen your practice and learn more about AerialYoga or even looking for a career change we're going to hold an Aerial Yoga Teacher Training in October.
Beginners and intermediate students are both welcomed!
👯Early Bird Ends on 30th of June!👯
Click here for more info!
June is starting with the #essenceofyoga challenge learning about the AcroYoga core principles. However these principles are true in case of all kind of Yoga.
Let's see what are they:
“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” ― Ernest Hemingway.
How does trust influence your yoga practice?
The first time I really came across some trust issues in my yoga practice was when I started AcroYoga. For a very good reason, it is also called the yoga of trust! No other practice is so much fun but also teaches you so much about trust: Trusting yourself and trusting others.
It can be so hard - but nothing is more beautiful in the end when you manage!
What is your experience with trust and yoga?
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the COURAGE to continue that counts.” ― Winston S. Churchill
Stepping out of your comfort zone - how do you handle it in your yoga practice and off the mat? When was the last time you very really brave?
Teaching for me is sometimes a challenge because it also means embracing my imperfections. It requires me to be brave enough to stand in front of a class and share my practice without thinking too much about doing or saying the wrong thing. There are always so many things that can go wrong, but over time I have learned to trust my intuition and laugh about myself - that’s always the best medicine.
If you are also a (yoga )teacher you probably know what I mean? If you are thinking about becoming a yoga teacher - I can highly recommend the experience - it made me grow so much!
“What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?” ― Erin Hanson
How do we hold space for each other and take care of our own body? Safety and injury prevention in yoga is a big topic. What are your experiences with it?
In AcroYoga we look after each other with our LUNAR practice. It is the relaxing and restorative side of AcroYoga and unfortunately sometimes neglected… but I LOVE it! It should be an essential part of every training session!
In the SOLAR = dynamic and acrobatic side of AcroYoga SAFETY is our highest concern at all times. To keep ourselves and others safe while playing we always train with a SPOTTER! In a team of 3 it is also always more fun and we can achieve more together. Being a good spotter is one of the highest qualities you can obtain, you will always be a highly valued training partner!
4 - Respect
“Respect yourself and others will respect you.” ― Confucius
RESPECT: How important is it in your yoga practice?
Respecting our own bodies can be the hardest challenge! How far to push our practice? Where are the limits of our body and mind? To respect means to listen! Active listening to our partners and our own bodies is the first step in the right direction.
I have so much respect for the amazing flyer on this picture: Cooper has become a dear brother and he is not only a great listener but also a big inspiration. His strong hugs and infectious laughter are pure medicine. Namaste wise soul!
5 - Inclusion
“A lot of different flowers make a bouquet.” — Muslim proverb
Do you practice alone at home or prefer the group dynamics of a studio class or AcorYoga jam? What means inclusion to you?
2 is a party - 3 is a crowd!
Me and my yoga mat… we have a kind of an interesting relationship. I am easily bored when alone with my mat unless in a challenging class. That’s why I love AcroYoga!
Sharing is caring. We like to share yoga mats. Usually 3 people per mat - sometimes more! We like to include everybody - literally every body! Whether young or old, tall or tiny, thin or big - AcroYoga is for everyone! We don’t care about your religion or political opinion. AcroYogs is connecting people around the globe and with this intention, we hope to change the world!
Day 6 - Fun
“It’s more fun when you’re not the only one having it.” – the Oaqui
Which asana puts the biggest smile onto your face?
This lovely lady, on the first picture, wonderful @julia_swadharma, not only co-host in this challenge but also co-teacher at the Lunar Immersion in Vienna in November. It will be my first time teaching this format and I just can’t wait to share all the amazing content with you! Having Julia by my side for this adventure makes me truly happy! So glad to have her as my mentor!
Day 7 - Presence
“Your true home is in the here and the now.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh
Today’s topic: PRESENCE. How do you practice stillness and being present?
“Some of the most magical moments happen when nothing happens at all!” ― Lisa Looping ;)
Finding stillness is an ongoing challenge for me. I like to move a lot. I am very active. It is hard for me to sit still. My dad always said: “You have bumble bees in your bum.”
With my meditation practice I have improved a lot already and can more easily find those magic moments when my head gets empty for a short while and my thoughts stop briefly. Even though it seems impossible to control my thoughts completely - just by sitting still I already feel better - more centered and clear! So now I just need to do it more often! :D hahahaha! One step at a time...
When doing yoga I forget the world around me for a while. No past, no future. Daily problems have to wait outside. That is for me real presence and a true present to myself.
How do you find stillness?
What do you think about the Core principles? Is there anything you would add to the list?
🐦🎵Come fly with me, let's fly, let's fly away🎵🐦
Literally, fly with me! :)
When do you feel like taking off, floating above the ground?
When you feel that everything is in the right order, everything happens so easily, this is the real feeling of flow. It is like flying, isn't it?🚀
But what is this flow state of mind, anyway?
🕛Being completely focused on what you're doing
🕛Feeling happy and in control
🕛Forgetting about time and the world around you
🕛Being productive and creative
Sounds good, right? But how can you get there?
According to famous psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi you can achieve to get into this flow state by:
💡Choose a work that you really love (I know, easier said than done ... but it's possible if you believe it!)
💡Get the important things done. Things that will impact your future. It's easy to get lost in details.
💡Get rid of everything that can disturb you in this time, no emails, no cell phone. One task at the time (in spite of the big trend of multitasking)
💡Focus on the task as long as you can
💡And most importantly: ENJOY!
This is the state I can get into when I teach. 🤓 🤔
I feel really lucky to have this opportunity! Probably, I like AcroYoga and Aerial Yoga so much because you aren't only flying as a result of your own progress. You don't have to achieve this ALONE! You can literally FLY with a little SUPPORT of the Aerial Yoga hammock or on the safe hands of your AcroYoga partner!
Acro & Aerial Yoga is all about Flying isn't it?
"The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it."
Arm balances in Yoga are some of the most challenging undertakings. More than any other pose they take a lot of courage and trust ... in your body ... your teacher ... your practice.⠀
Crow pose is a great place to start. I only understood how it works until I learned how to engage my core and really pull those knees towards the chest! that made all the difference for me to find balance!⠀
👍Benefits: Crow pose really teaches you how to activate your finger power - which is also key for forearm stand and hand stand.⠀
👍Top tip: Make sure your palms are really flat on the ground, fingers wide spread and all knuckles pressing down - especially the index finger - or as we call it - the naughty knuckle!⠀
👍AcroYoga insight: If you are working towards handstands don't press with your knees from the outside - but rather bring them high up into the armpits for better bone stacking!⠀
But most of all: Don't rush it and enjoy the process!⠀
But don't worry Vienna days are coming and I'm ready for AcroYoga Spring and Summer.
However saying goodbye to this Island I bring you some pieces from my adventure and the reasons why I love this sacred island so much.
One of the best thing in Bali is that tropical fruits are not tropical fruits anymore... just fruits and you can find them everywhere. 🍊
And nature has been very generous with them all year around. They are delightful, exquisite and my favorite breakfast!
In the photo you can see my daily morning ritual: copping up smooth papaya and sweet bananas 🍌- the lime for the papaya is essential!
Bananas are full of vitamins and give you a fast energy boost whenever it's needed, while papaya's sugar level is very low but still loaded with vitamins and nutrients.😎
Every year I learn more about this fascinating culture, did you know that...⠀
🌴Balinese names are given to children to show the order of birth: ⠀
1st: Wayan, Putu or Gede⠀
2nd: Made or Kadek⠀
3rd: Nyoman or Komang⠀
🌴If a family has more than four children, the cycle repeats ⠀
🌴These names are equally used for male and female and there are no family names which can be very confusing, so people start to add nicknames.⠀
🌴The decreasing tendency in child birth makes the last two names disappear so the government supports to have at least four children in a family.👩👩👧👦⠀
You can meet me in these events next:
Journey to Handstand course starting 17:30 April 9th⠀
AcroYoga Intermediate course starting 19:30 April 9th⠀
AcroYoga Beginners course starting 19:30 April 10th⠀
That's all for now and I hope to see you soon in Vienna!
Inversions are not just super cool poses for social media but most importantly they have so many health benefits:
Just a few examples:
❤️strengthening your upper body and core - goodbye back pain!
❤️increasing blood circulation and relieving pressure on your legs
❤️challenging your mind and energizing your spirit
❤️sending energy from the root chakra to the crown chakra
❤️invoking a change of perspective
And so on... Okay maybe good for the super cool pictures too 😎 💪
What is your favorite yoga inversion? Tell us in comment below! 👉Come with me on the "Journey to Handstand" - weekly class every Tuesday 17:30 in Vienna starting April
My days on this island are busy with yoga, nature and friends! So exciting! Nevertheless finding stillness is an ongoing mission I don’t want to loose out of sight!🧘♀️
Balinese people celebrate a lot of things all year around but ...
... last week they had one of the biggest celebration of all: The Balinese new year, the 'Nyepi day' (a.k.a. Silent day)🎇
🐲Unlike our New Year's day, Nyepi day is dedicated to rest, staying in the house, turning off the lights and keeping quiet for 24 hours.
⚡No entertainment allowed (internet and television are turned off by government).
🌏Nyepi is a day to give the island a break, so Bali can recharge for the new year. Nobody is allowed outside the house or on the streets because the spirits & demons are out! 👺👹👿👻
If you haven't been to a yoga retreat yet, maybe you can start by having a 'Nyepi' day at home. Turn off internet, meditate and be with your loved ones and with your thoughts this weekend!💑
Could you go one day in silence without any sort of entertainment? A virtual detox! 😝
Schon viel zu lange lag dieses tolle Videomaterial aus Thailand bei mir im Archiv. Der Rohschnitt war schnell fertig aber die Musik dazu noch unklar. Zwischendurch ging dann leider viel vom Original-Videomaterial bei einem Festplatten Crash verloren. Zum Glück gab's eine unveröffentlichte YouTube-Version. Jetzt endlich fast 1,5 Jahre später zumindest teilweise restauriert und neugeschnitten - juhuh!
Danke an Verena Ledig für die Kamera + Kameraführung!
Lisa Looping loves to fly high! Aerial Yoga, AcroYoga and Hula Hoops are her true passion. This blog is about her teaching and travels to deepen her own practise and share it with others.