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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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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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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.

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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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