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My divine souls; hope you are all in a great space mentally and physically on the path to becoming the best version of yourself.

I´m in a very great space myself at this very moment, and I just want to share with you all; This amazing new studio that I have become a part of, here in Oslo.

The last few weeks have been very exiting and busy, as on Saturday last week Kjernekraft – (core-power) yoga and pilates studio opened up in the heart of Oslo. We had a great opening day, with so many amazing people showing up to test the various classes we have on our timetable and getting to know all of us working there. It is going to be an amazing studio, as we are a group of very different teachers with there own unique teaching styles, and also a small bouquet of therapists giving treatments at the studio. Creating a unique concept of a good selection of yoga classes, pilates, Personal training and therapy, all in one space in the heart of Oslo.

I´m so grateful to be apart of this amazing studio from the very beginning and I know that we will help so many people to become a better and stronger version of them selves.

If you live around Oslo, or are passing by here, make sure you come check us out and check out or membership deals, the teachers, therapists and schedule on the website.

www.kjernekraftoslo.no


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Sending you love from magical winter wonderland, I´m back in Norway after a month in Australia. A month of great learning and much needed sun, however I was ready for my holiday to come to an end and I´m very exited for a new chapter in my life to evolve.

I really want to start the next month feeling completely energised and cleansed, so this holiday has certainly done the job for my energy level being increased, but the cleansing still need to be completed. To feel cleansed, I´m doing a salt water flush followed by a kitchardi detox.

I started the day today with a salt water flush. A salt water flush is a very simple cleanse of your colon and great way to detoxify your internal system.



HOW TO DO IT

make sure you have not had any food for at least 2-3 hour prior ( I prefer doing it in the moring, on a day that I have at least 3 hours before I have to leave the house, but preferable on a day you dont really have to do much.)

Boil 1 litre of water, so the water is purified. Pour the boiled water into a jar, adding two spoons of the salt, making sure you are using good quality salt – preferable himalaya salt.

Allow the water and salt mixture to cool down til a temperature that is easy to drink fast.

Add some fresh lemon to make it taste better.

I also add ground turmeric app 1 big table spoon to the mixture.

When the mixture have reached a comfortable temperature, you try to drink all of it as quick as possible. Preferable within 5 minutes.

It will taste extremly salty and you will fill a bit sick from drinking so much salt water. (At least I do)

When you have managed to finish the mixture, I personally like to make the detox more ceremonial. I put on some relaxing meditation / yoga music and allow my body to move slowly in an organic way, touching my stomach area gently. Sending good intention and love to the gut that is about to let go of toxins that no longer serve your body.

You can read more about the salt water flush
HERE

I´m making sure to eat food that is gentle to the system and easy to digest for the rest of the day, and will start the kitchardi detox the following day.



A kitchardi detox is an ancient detox from the Indian Ayurvedic system, which is a combination of basmati rice, mung beans and Ayurvedic spices; Turmeric, cumin, coriander and fennel.

This exact combination of spices and grains have been used for thousands of years as a gentle detox for the digestive system making sure you get all the nutrition your body need.

“What is kitchardi? Touted as an Ayurvedic superfood, kitchardi is a stew of mung bean, basmati rice, ghee (clarified butter) or sesame oil (vegan) and digestive spices. The mung lentil’s completeness score (how complete a food is in all of the elements needed by the human body, including vitamins, minerals, starches, fats and proteins) is 80/100 (this is super rare). Ghee or sesame oil and rice supply the 20 missing elements like fat soluble vitamins, essential fatty acids and carbohydrates. So this means that kitchardi gives you everything your body needs without any other foods, and actually eating kitchardi is probably giving you more of the elements your regular diet is missing.

In Ayurveda, mung is recognised for its detoxifying properties, while also being rejuvenative. This is really unique because most herbs and foods that detox strip down the body tissues instead of replenishing them. Kitchardi is considered a nutritive for the digestive system, meaning it helps to restore and rehabilitate digestive tissues.” 

This will be the first time I will try this detox, and I´m really exited for it. The detox is recommended to do for 3 to 7 days. Since its the first time, I will start with 4 days. If this seems all right for my body, I will try to make this a regular detox routine every 2nd month.


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Good morning amazing tribe, I´m hoping that the new year have started off with good things for you and that you are on a path to becoming the best version of yourself and allowing your mind body and soul enough time for healing.

I´m still in Australia soaking up some much needed vitamin D from its most natural source, doing costal walks, a lot of physical yoga practise and reading 2-3 hours everyday. The last two weeks have been a time for me to charge the batteries and prepare for a new exiting year, with many new things being added to my life when I go back home. I want to be 200% present with myself, so I can put that energy into creating amazing things and help others to become more connected and conscious, becoming a better version of them self.

I believe that we all have to be in contact with ourselves and have a loving relationship with ourselves to be able to bring love and care to the world we live in. From my past experience I´ve learned that in order to heal and help the people around, you need to be in that state of unconditional love with yourself and your life. In order to maintain this state we need to nourish our mind, body and spirit.

TAKE THE TIME TO HEAL

This is so important, taking the time to heal.
For many of us living in harsh long winter conditions, we sometimes tend to need more nourishment than those living in warmer climate. Wherever you live, whatever your life situation is, take the time and listing to what your body is telling you. What are the signs of what you need?

I need warm weather and sun, not all the time, because I love the seasons and I love the winter, but my mind, body and soul does not love the winter and the darkness for 5 months straight. So one of my healing methods during the winter is to respect that I need sun, and take action and go where the sun is. When I get there, I make sure that I stay present and that I take the time to truly send love and thanks to the sun for healing me.

When I respect my body and listen to it, and pay attention to the signals, I notice the difference straight away. I allow myself time to heal. This results in me being able to bring more good vibes out to the world and little by little make this world a more loving place.

I hope from the deepest loving place in my heart that you see that that is so important and that you, if our not already healing yourself, will join me on this path. If you are unsure of what you need; start journaling. Writing down when you notice that you are having a hard time, notice what the reasons are and slowly start making a map of what type of healing you need for different times of the year and for different situations.

I hope you are ready to start the new year working on unconditional love for yourself and your own healing journey, so you can become a part of the love revolution, healing the world.


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Happy 2019, we are just entering a new year, with new days filled with new opportunities and experiences.
I was supposed to end the year and start the new year at an ashram here in Australia, but this plan took a bit of a turn.
I truly believe that listing to our intuition is is so important for when we make decision or choose a path. I had a very serious experience of listing to my intuition this past week.

As I arrived at the ashram I had this worrying feeling in my stomach from the beginning, which I at first tried to ignore. I ignored this feeling of anxiety and stress for a day, even though this ashram turned out to be nothing like the online descriptions of it. I was all alone with the man running this place, ( which turned out to be his house with no signes of it actually being a retreat or ashram) in the middle of nowhere with the closest neighbour 3km away, and no phone connection. After spending two days at this place I was feeling more stressed than I ever had in my life, finding myself in a situation I was not prepared for.

A part of me was telling me to suck it up and stay because I planned to stay for 10 days and that I should stick to my plan, and hoping it would get better. But then my intuition was shouting at me to find a way to escape, my whole body was screaming for an escape. I did not trust this person at all, so asking him to take me back to civilisation was not an option at all.
I had no phone connection and was not able to call anyone, so my only option was to run, but I had a heavy backpack so I would never be able to get away during the day, as I was stuck with him at all times.
I therefore managed to pack up my things right before going to bed, then I was laying in bed listing to any confirming sounds that he was asleep. After 3 hours I carefully walked down to the floor he was sleeping on, I heard he was snoring, and I grabbed all my belongings and snuck out. I half run through this dirt road in the forest for 3km until I reach the closest neighbour ( which was a lovely lady that I thankfully had met the day before)
I ended up hiding in a teepee she had in her garden, spending the night crawled up there, and thankfully the next morning they helped me get away from this place being the most loving people, just what I needed at this point.

I`m so grateful for listing to my intuition and getting away from a situation that was a real unpleasant experience and I also believe that the universe is taking me in the direction that I should go in, so there was a purpose for this, teaching me that sticking to the plan is not always the best option, and testing my abilities to look after myself.

Instead of letting this experience eat me up I just turned it around to a positive, as I got to spend three amazing days with my lovely friend up the Sunshine Coast and then another 4 days at my other friends tranquil farm, so I feel so blessed and at ease now after having these relaxing days surrounded by amazing nature and great people.

Life is a constant wave of change, and if we get to stuck in a routine or obsessed with our initial plan we will miss out on great experiences that will come our way, experiences that was maybe what we truly should have experienced. So be open-minded to change and allow yourself to drift off from your original plan and listen to your intuition.


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Hi wonderful people
we are more than half way through December already, the year of 2018 is almost over, and wow what a year it has been. My year has been such a transformative journey, with many positives, some negatives, but all summed up; together they have made it a great year, both good and bad. We all go through different stages of our life, this year has been mostly focusing on truly connecting myself with myself, and seeking for what I should spend my time doing. Which is really and endless journey as we and everything is constantly changing.  

This past year has been a true transformation and reflecting back on my state of mind a year ago, I feel so grateful for where I am with myself right now.

I´m going to end the year much more mindfully than how my last year ended, I will spend the whole christmas period and New Years at a small meditation ashram in the bushes of Australia without technology. I´m doing 10 days of karma yoga, which means I will be working at the ashram a few hours everyday and then all my free time will be dedicated to deepening my meditation and yoga practise, focus inwards and give myself time to manifest new things for the beginning of the new year. I will spend a  month in Australia, catching up with friends and escaping winter for a litte while, I also have amazing things happening when I get back to Norway, which I will share with you in the beginning of the new year. 

I believe that we all need to take responsibility for our own happiness, joy, or future and life here and now, so to me it was not really hard to make the decision to not celebrate christmas, it is something I´ve been becoming more aware of the last couple of years. Reflecting upon it; christmas means very little to me. The typical christmas traditions, especially the food are so far from my ethical standards that it feels nothing but right to chose to not participate this year, I feel that its time for me to start new traditions.    

What ever you choose to do for the rest of the year, I do hope you do it mindfully with intention and loads of love. 


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Close your eyes, take a deep breath in and a long steady breath out. Then ask yourself without judgement, simply with curiosity and an open mind;
“When was the last time I approached Christmas in a mindful conscious way?”

Take another deep round of breath, and ask yourself;

How can I make December & Christmas more mindful and conscious?


Most of us are wanting more peace and mindfulness in our lives, more time with people we care about and more joy, but often we still get caught up in the traditional christmas chaos of expectations, more gifts, more parties, new dresses and more unhealthy and unethical food. I believe if we focus less on what the mainstream December usually looks like, and take a few simple steps towards a more mindful approach; you will find more peace, mindfulness quality time with loved one´s and joy.

 

SELF CARE
I cant say this enough, make sure you have time to look after yourself and do things for yourself and being kind and gentle towards yourself. Practise yoga, get time alone, take a bath anything that feels good for you.

QUALITY TIME VS ENDLESS CHRISTMAS PARTIES
We all get invited to all these parties, and for some reason we always feel guilty if we dont go, so we feel like we have to go to please everyone else. Start taking control over your own wants and needs, and simply say NO, if you dont want  to go. In my opinion I rather spend quality time with the people I really wanna spend time with than sit around a table and have conversations that give me nothing.

THE GIFTS…
Skip the bullshit gifts, if you really wanna give something, give with meaning and love: Homemade food, skin care, candles etc. Experiences for yours loved one´s, maybe even for you to join with them; theatre, cinema, home-cooked dinner and wine night, spa package, baby sitting, only your imagination can stop you there.

GIVE TIME TO THOSE IN NEED
Give your time to people who really need it, or donate blankets, buy a cup of coffee to a homeless person, go to a animal shelter and give your time there, maybe even let the man who is offering to polish your shoes on the street polish your shoes. All life matter so we need to look after each other.

FOOD CONSCIOUSNESS 
Eat healthier, more plants and maybe its time to start your own new christmas food traditions, because sometimes it is completely ok to ditch old and approach new. If you do chose to have a vegan christmas I can guarantee you that your mind and your body will feel much more fulfilled and happy.


Most important dont follow the rules and do christmas a certain way just because other people are doing it, do what is right for you.


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Winter is here and we need to look after ourselves. We need to nourish and take care of ourselves more than the other seasons, as our immune system is being challenged more and need more love and care, we should take some measures to keep our energy level up and also boost our system before we start feeling a bit sick or down. If we dont boost our system before we do feel sick, then the recovery process will take longer, so my approach is to boost your system everyday even though if you feel energised and well, and think you dont need it.

My favourite routine for looking after my immune system and health, is my homemade ginger, turmeric, chilli shots. It is so simple and easy to make and it is packed with goodies for your body.


YOU NEED

Fresh ginger

Fresh turmeric &/or  grounded

Fresh chilli

Pepper

Orange or clementine peel – I add this during the winter period.


Everything is chopped into pieces, the size is not important.
Pepper can be crushed or whole peppercorns.
Fill up a pot with water.
Add the ingredients to the pot.
Making sure you wash the orange or clementine peel first before adding it to the brew.
Let it simmer for a few hours, almost at boiling point.
If you have the time, put a lid on and allow it to cool down for a few hours or even overnight.

Then strain the brew into bottles. You can put all the little pieces into a blender / juicer and add the remaining liquid you get from that into the bottles you have filled up.

Store the brew in bottles in a cool place, it keeps for several months as long as its stored cold. However most likely you´ll finish it in a month or so because its so yummy.

 


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We are moving into the darkest time of year here in the northern hemisphere, days are becoming shorter and the dark is sneaking up on us. Most of us will feel less motivated and need more sleep and rest than usual. all of us who have lived through these long winters know that the winter depression can be very difficult and hard to tackle. I experienced my absolute worst winter last year, therefore this season I´m preparing for it so I´m very mindful of how I´m approaching this season, making sure it will be much better at looking after myself and listen to my body.

From my own experience I´m very certain that most people can avoid being very negatively influenced by the winter and the darkness, the problem is that most of us are not listing to our bodies. We keep pushing ourselves, and keep working just as hard and just as much so we neglect that our bodies actually need more attention during this season.


MY MINDFUL TIPS TO HAVE A BETTER WINTER SEASON


Sleep more 
Allow yourself to sleep more if you feel that you actually need it.

Take vitamins & super foods
Specially vitamin D, making sure you start before its midwinter so it starts working before its to late. I also take spirulina, maca and one pill that has the things that I might not get enough off on a vegan diet, B12 and iodine. I also make my own healthy turmeric, chilli and ginger brew and take at least one shot every day.

Sauna & fjord swimming
If I knew about this last winter, omg it would have made such a difference to my health. Try to go to the sauna every week or at least twice a month. Using the fjord sauna here in Oslo is an amazing relaxing and warming experience, and swimming into the ice cold fjord makes the whole experience thrilling, not to forget how great it is for your health to sauna and ice bath.

Spend time with people who gives you positive energy
Spending our time wisely is something I´ve really worked on this past year. Truly listening to myself and what I feel after being around different people. Honestly, just be selfish and start spending time with the people who actually gives you the glow and positive energy you need. Specially during the winter months, but also the rest of the year. This life is so short waisting our time with people who dont give you what you need.

Eat healthy warming foods
Eating warming foods during winter is really important for your health and your body. Making sure you are giving your body a lot of nutrition and specially eating warming foods, like stews, soups and curries. For many of us our digestive system is slower in the winter and its harder to digest food, specially raw uncooked food.

Work less and spend more time outside
To most people this is a hard one, because we are actually expected to work just as much during the winter months, even though we are getting way less energy, because the sun is one of the most important sources to energy. I personally choose to work less, earn less but feel so much greater, be happier and find more peace in my life. This way I can be outside in the middle of the day some days, and actually get some natural light and on good days sunlight. I do really recommend this lifestyle, but it needs to be your choice.  

Go away to a sunny place
Lets be honest with ourselves, 5 months of winter is just a bit to long, so make sure you manage to go away, at least for two weeks, soak some sun, relax and recharge your batteries.
Me personally choose to work less, earn a bit less money but go travel for longer periods at a time, because you dont need to go on an expensive holiday.


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Are you comfortable in your own skin? Are you comfortable with yourself when you are naked?

We are all born naked, and we all play naked on the beach as children. Then we reach a certain age and our parents no longer feel comfortable with us running around naked. As young adults we are taught that females have to cover up their breasts and that female nipples is associated with something sexual. We are also starting to question the shape and size of our breasts, and our waistline, bum, six-packs and toned visible muscles. Our bodies become so important that we become in need of constant confirmation from others, specially the opposite sex.

We all find flaws with our own bodies, we compare our features to others, it is almost as being happy with your body is shameful, because society is constantly chasing for something better. Body shaming is a thing that has to stop, we need to reconnect with our bodies and start appreciating all different sizes and shapes. Stop sexualising female breasts, the are beautiful indeed, but so are many other body parts too, that we are showing off to the world with no problem. If I dont wanna wear a bra I should not wear one. If I dont wanna wear a bikini top to the beach, why should I? It is my body, my breast. We all have them, shivas and shaktis.

Being happy with our bodies is not about having to have the perfect body, because there is no such thing as perfect. It is about embracing what you have and are. Become comfortable in your own skin, completely naked. Touch and sense all the curves and lines of your body, it is perfect as it is. As long as you are looking after your physical and emotional health, what matter the most is a healthy internal body and mind, a glowing inside will reflect on your external body and make your outside shine.


“Growing up I went through body shaming from other people, and also my own judgement towards myself. I was to skinny, which I would always receive comments on from others, which made me believe it myself. I was to skinny. I would try to eat unhealthy to gain weight. I loved running and exercise, but I would barely allow myself, as I was so worried I would look even more skinny & lose weight. I would wear a bra that was to big with paddings, so it actually looked like I had some curves. I got so used to people thinking that I had eating disorders, it almost did not bother me anymore.

Then I became an adult. Suddenly I started getting all these compliments on how amazing my body look. How lucky I am to be so tiny. How fit I look, perfect toned muscles. Telling me how lucky I am.
How lucky….

Suddenly this little girl went from being imperfect to perfect in the eyes of society?” 


I´m not perfect, and I dont want to be perfect. But I do feel perfect just as I am. Ive come to love my body, just as it is. It deserves to be appreciated just as it is. Your body deserves to be appreciated by you, just as it is.  Embrace every inch of it, be one with your naked body & start accepting.
We are all born naked. We all have bodies of flesh, bones, muscles, fat, hair and curves. Our bodies is a very important part of the human experience. Embrace your bodily experience. Become one with it and if you, just like I do feel; oppressed by society? Start going against the stream, yes it will put you in an uncomfortable situation, but if nobody is willing to fight for equality and challenge the rules of society, nothing will change.


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This might sound self-centred and self-obsessive, which is not the intention. Being your own biggest fan, I simply mean that you should cheer for yourself and stop telling yourself that you are not good enough, pretty enough, smart enough or strong enough. We all know very well how to talk ourselves down, but we do not manage cheering ourselves up the same way. We all have our stronger sides and weaker sides, but that does not mean you should talk yourself down, rather tell yourself how good you are, and tell yourself that you can do it. If we keep telling ourselves and others how bad we are at something, we will be bad at it. I´m an living example myself. Not feeling confident enough and telling myself that I´m much weaker than I actually am. If someone told me a year ago that I would feel comfortable with having a yoga class for 25 people, I would laugh at them and say absolutely no way. I thought about this last night after leading a class, feeling amazingly energised and really confident in myself. I simply just had to jump into it, facing my fears.
On the journey I discovered that most things that I fear are less scary than what I imagined. I also discover that I still have much to learn, but I already know so much more than what I think I do.

If you feel that this is hitting a sensitive spot in yourself,  maybe you know that you are doing this to yourself way more often than you should? Start today. Stop bringing yourself down. Start writing down the things you are good at. Keep repeating it to yourself, tell yourself that you are good. Then instead of putting negative energy into things you feel less confident about, start on a journey of learning and discovering why these things are hard, and what you can do to make them less difficult. Face your fears, one fear at a time. Give yourself time to overcome and concur.
Become your own biggest fan.


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