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Our breath is our life’s teacher and the greatest healer. The breath’s qualities constantly change according to events in our daily life. When we walk, when we talk, when we sleep or rest, when we exercise, when we get excited or when we feel under stress. As everything in our body is linked, our breath also responds to any emotional, mental or physical change by changing its depth, rate and path. 
 
The average respiration rate fo
r an adult is twelve to seventeen breaths per minute.

A healthy adult after a good rest and in a very relaxed body might take as few as four to ten breaths per minute and breathe primarily into the lower lungs (belly breathing).

A faster breathing rate without any physical activity might be an indica...

I realise in order to read this you will probably be using Wi-Fi and I am not suggesting for a minute we do without it! It is a great tool in helping us communicate and connect with one another. As human beings we have an innate desire to connect with another human. This feels so natural to us we don’t even think about it, we just do it. So it might be no surprise that this need to connect arises from our basic instinct for survival.

As babies we humans are unable to do pretty much anything for ourselves for the first year of our lives. We are totally reliant on our mother or other kind adult to provide us with food, warmth and safety. At this stage being able to connect with another human is a matter of life and death and is the...

February 14, 2017

My conception about love has had very dynamic changes. However, regardless of the stages of my life, from my childhood until the start of my Yoga journey, love had a meaning for me which described a feeling that I can reflect to somebody or to something, that made me feel good. I had this experience mostly with attachments, expectations, selfishness or with terms & conditions. Since Yoga became a way of life in my daily practice, Love has had a meaning of something greater and deeper than individual love, especially something bigger than romantic & sexual love. The feelings I had before were reflections of my mind after so many filters; the filters of my ego, the need of security and safety, awaiting for approval or esteem etc.....

July 29, 2016

Once I made up my mind to start doing yoga, the adventure began for me. When I am so keen to deal with something, I’m always very stubborn to find the right direction with the right people. It was exactly the same for me on the path of yoga.

First I started to visit the local places: Gym clubs, leisure centres, yoga studios… They were either too expensive or too business oriented… And also something was missing in them that I was looking for; the spirit of yoga! I was dreaming a place with an ambient of a fortune teller’s dimmed tent with burning candles, smelling incense, lots of chanting and lots of ancient ornaments and icons on the walls. However, I couldn’t find such a place in the centre of one of the largest western cities...

July 29, 2016

When the conversation comes to yoga in any way with anyone who has never tried to do yoga, this is the common statement that s(he) cannot do yoga because s(he) is not bendy or not flexible enough to touch his/her toes or s(he) is “too” skinny or “too” big or “too” old or not a calm person at all etc. When I come across to these kinds of judgments of the people about themselves, I just ask them one question: Can you smile? 

Because, when you smile from heart, you do yoga already anyway. As soon as I ask this question they smile spontaneously. I love to see this relaxed feeling on their faces and this makes me really happy as I think it is the beginning of guiding them to the right direction for going further. I believe, smiling fr...

July 29, 2016

When I started to my yoga journey, it was far to be a dream for me. It was just an intention to find a way for living consciously in this hectic world. I tried lots of new and traditional things to settle on the Earth with a fit body, a calm mind and a loving soul: Stress managements, luxury holidays, relaxation massages & spa day-outs, social activities, monthly and even annual memberships in gym centres, more sex, less sex, new friendships, old contacts, life coaching courses and many more. However, I could never find satisfaction in them and gave up half way through my acts. This always made me more miserable, sometimes more aggressive and more unsatisfied with the outcomes.

In some busy days, people used to hesitate...

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