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DISCONNECTING TO CONNECT?

Sometimes we truly need to disconnect to connect. Connect to ourselves, connect to our partners, friends or to our surroundings. We need to disconnect from technology that is consuming so much of our energy even when we are not realising it, the technology is draining us for energy. We need to disconnect from our work and our daily life.

Last weekend I went into the mountains staying in a Teepee at an eco farm up in the hills. We barely have internet connection there which gave us time to disconnect from technology and connect with each other, with nature and with ourselves. The concept of staying at the farm is that everyone provides to create community and togetherness. Sharing meals with meaningful and present conversations without the disturbance of modern technology,  which is a rare experience in our society today. A weekend of disconnecting from technology is opening up for connecting with real conversations with yourself and the people your sharing the experience with.

When was the last time you just sat and watched a river or a waterfall ?


Transcending into a new season I find it important to cleanse my space and my surroundings, create clarity and cultivate new energy. Specially going into winter, your energy levels will most likely decrease. It will be very important to be aware of what drains your energy and what gives you energy. I find disconnecting from modern technology is cultivating energy. I´m taking the energy that would usually be put into my phone or pc; into something more meaningful, managing to be more present and connected in the moment.

Give yourself time off from your technology and be present, cultivate that energy and use it to create positive change in your life.

 


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“Dont let people control you through their opinions”

” Most of the time we are offended because we have been taught to place value on someone else´s thoughts, feelings and experiences than our own. We allow other people to shape our self-image so when the can´t see or treat us they way we deserve to be seen or treated, we feel offended. At some point, you´re going to have to decide not to allow others to take your dignity through their opinions and expressions. Every time you are offended , you give a piece of your personal power away to the person who provokes you. With your anger, you´re saying;
Your opinion of me matters more than my opinion of myself. 
When you choose to get offended, you choose to get involved in their emotions and perceptions of you. Cut the emotional and mental cord from those who can´t see you the way you deserve to be see.
They don´t matter. “


I read this paragraph a few weeks back and it really stuck with me. I´m I really letting other peoples opinion of me matter? I´m offended by you? Do I try to change my behaviour so that others will find it easier to accept me?

I had to admit to myself that I am guilty of all of these questions that I asked myself. I have been through them all, more than once. I believe we all have. But I also know that I have grown into a person who are doing it less and less. I´m choosing to be that somehow; annoying, weird, different, freak? Because I find it important to be true to myself, my opinions and the life I want to lead. If people dont go with my flow, I simply try to accept and let them be and I distance myself. Life is to short to live by the wants and needs of other people. What I´ve come to discover as I´ve grown into a more real version of myself, is there are people out there who flow with me. Amazing humans who also dare to be them self, and who also dare to stand up against other peoples opinions of them.
We all deserve to be who and what we want to be, so release your true self and try to distance yourself from the judgement surrounding you.

I Am mine. 
Before I am ever anyone else´s 

– Nayyirah Waheed


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lovely humans out there, hope you are sharing good vibes and energies with everyone around you. I´m currently in the mountains, filling my lungs with fresh oxygen and healing my soul with nature and the smell of purity. Experiencing the first snow for this season and loving the cold air on my cheeks.

On my way here I was thinking about role models, and what makes a adequate role model. A person whom teach and educate their peers in a honest, interesting and transparent way, not making you follow her or him because they pursue your will, but because their points and behaviour inspires you to make good choices. They inspire you to be a better version of yourself and to change because you desire it, not someone else.

 

If you want to  be a good role model to others, be a good role model to yourself. 


A good role model should be a good role model to them selves, if you want to inspire and teach others you need to be true to yourself and truly believe in you. We all go true periods in life when we feel less confident and unsure of ourself. Then we have periods when we we thrive and feel like we can master anything and we also believe in our own capability of being great. The greatness you feel and your confident about yourself is what you want to share and give to others. This way they can take your energy onto themselves and become a better version of themselves. You also have to be honest and humble and live after high moral standards, asking yourself; Would I dare to share this with other people and also stand for what I believe and the choices I make?

Be Confident
Be Transparent
Be Honest
Be Humble


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Good morning divine souls of the universe, love and compassion to you all from my heart and my soul on this amazing day. A new day of new opportunities and life. I´ve previous spoken about if you truly want to embark on a journey of yoga you need to practise everyday, even if it is only for 7 minutes. The 7 minutes of yoga is the physical yoga, the movement of asana. However yoga should not be about the movement alone, it is a lifestyle, a life choice. The lifestyle of yoga is a constant practise, a philosophy of how to live, the 8 limbs of yoga which will / can lead you to eternal bliss.

The world we live in today is a challenge for the true practise of yoga, as there are so many influences around us that is not aligning with the yoga practise and the moral philosophy of yoga. Society today might not align with the yogi lifestyle, but if you truly believe in the philosophy and see the benefit, you will manage to find a balance of living in this modern world while practising yoga. Aligning your yogi path with the modern lifestyle.

My personal experience with my yoga practise is balancing the practise of yoga while I have or go on holiday. In my day to day life I´ve managed to find a really good balance of living in this time and age integrating the yoga to all aspects of it. I´m still not succeeding 100% at all times, but I´m constantly working on improving.  Holiday ´s can be more tricky, depending on the type of holiday I often find it harder to eat as clean and healthy as I should, and give myself enough alone time to work on my meditation practise and my journey inward. I believe the issue lies with my fear of missing out, so when I´m going on holiday I want to do and see as much as possible vs when I´m travelling for longer periods I can really give myself time to relax and dive deeper into my yogi lifestyle. Longer trips and journeys are much more beneficial for my practise than so called “normal” holidays, so my solution to this is having more long travels than holidays.

Less holiday – more travel – more connected – less fluctuations of the mind

 


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All experiences are creating our life journey and what we become, as long as we mange to accept them all, work with them and not let them work against us.

Somehow we only wish for the great experiences that are making us feel good and happy, living in a constant world of bliss and comfort. There is no such thing. There is not a life lived without unpleasant experiences, they will occur, sometimes only stroking us gently, other times they tend to stay around longer, trying to strangle us. What we need to come to terms with is that the unpleasant and discomfortable experience are a part of who we are, apart of or life experience. A part of our soul, our mind and our journey.
Fighting against them or denying their presence will lead us into more suffering.

SUFFERING  
TO UNDERGO OR FEEL PAIN OR DISTESS

Coming to terms with our unpleasant experiences will bring us into higher consciousness & you will be able to allow yourself to use the pain to grow and move forward to the next chapter of your life. It will help you manifest new goals for improvement and it will take you further. Wether you are a believer in “everything happens for a reason” or not does not matter, as long as you accept the difficult experiences you have as a part of your life. Not letting the bad experiences be who you are, but simply accepting them as a part of your life experience & opportunities for greater experiences.

Accept. Work with them. Overcome. Benefit. 


 

parináma-tápa-samskára-duhkhair-guna-vrtti-virodhác-ca duhkam-eva sarvam vivekinah


 

 

 


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I was lucky enough to discover Oslo Community Mindfulness at the beginning of this year. I was searching for meditation practises around Oslo, in desperate need of rebalancing and grounding. It was a time in my life when I were in much need of finding stillness, letting go of emotions and feelings I was holding onto so tight, that I was losing myself in them. I could not have asked for a better time to discover this amazing group, I believe that things come to you when its the right time for it and when you are open to receiving.

Oslo Community Mindfulness is a free meditation and mindful gathering in Oslo. We meet once a week no obligations, you come as you are and you meditate in the presence of everyone else who comes to the gathering. We also have mindful conversations after the meditation practise, which is a beautiful way to close the meditation with. I have attended it for six months now, and it has truly made such a huge impact to my life. I have also become apart of the facilitation group, so I´m leading the meetings on occasions, which is great for the self-development journey that I am on.

Check out our Facebook page 

 

If you are passing by Oslo or if you live here,  feel free to join our Facebook group and come to a meeting whenever you feel like its your time to join us.

 


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Humans spend most of their time on their feet, laying down or seated, we usually do not spend much time upside down. I believe we all can benefit from turning our world upside down and reverse our blood flow & our point of view. Doing headstands or shoulder-stands are a great way to practise reversing our perspective and  it has many great benefits to your body & soul.

I do not recommend you to jump straight into headstands or shoulder-stands if you have no previous experience with it, practise this postures with long time yogis or qualified yoga teacher, someone who can guide you, then progressing to using the wall before you move onto full versions. Doing these postures wrong can cause injuries, so make sure you respect your own body by practising safe.


A few benefits of headstand

Reversing the blood flow, improving blood flow to head, eyes and scalp.

Relief stress

Improve your digestive system

Improve core, arm and shoulder strength.

Help remove toxics from your blood system.


If you are interested in learning more, check out this helpful link below.

https://www.doyouyoga.com/10-awesome-health-benefits-of-headstand/


 


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It has been about one month since I completed my yoga teacher training in Bali. I have been practising everyday, some days only 10 minutes but I have been doing it everyday. When I left Bali I knew that my practise would not be as it were during my time there. Here everyday life is happening at the same time, so somedays 10 minutes is all that is manageable, but my teacher in Bali said;

Practise everyday, even if it is only for 7 minutes.

So I intend to keep that promise. 

My self practise is one of my most important priorities, which I intend to keep as part of my daily life routine. I´m feeling the power of the work I put into it, it is a vibrant flow of energy.
Everything is a work in progress, I believe I will never reach a final stage where there is no more to achieve, but this is such a motivation to keep learning, reaching higher and improving, because there is always a new level to reach.


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“I UNDERSTAND
I LOVE,
I SEE,
I FEEL,
I AM 
THAT I AM”

Be true to yourself, be true to others.

“Dont be afraid to say no to others, if it means saying yes to yourself”

 


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Having a yoga mat is something any yogi would need, so me being such a strong advocate for the environment felt like sharing two sustainable companies to get your yoga mat from.
Many mats have dangerous PVC, Toxic glues, and other nasty chemicals, so making sure you buy a mat that is good for the environment and for yourself should be of importance to you.


YOGI PEACE CLUB. & SALLY MUSTANG

 

ECO BENEFITS: 

Free from the nasties – latex, silicone, toxic glue, PVC, Chlorine and Phthalates. No toxic smell.

 

My yoga mat is a sacred place I spend a lot of time on, so both how it looks, feels and affect the environment are all equally important aspects of purchasing a mat. 


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