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FROM MONKEY MIND TO DONKEY MIND WITH YOGA These series of articles touch upon content of my recent book “Essential Yoga Therapy”, written for everyone involved using yoga for healing. Please join me on a journey of mind-body anatomy and physiology relevant to yoga therapy! With love, Merel Martens – Founder Parimukti Yoga & Meditation...
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YOGA AND STRESS : HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO LIVE STRESS FREE   The role of the adrenals in the stress response The adrenal or suprarenal glands are two important stress response pathways. The adrenal glands are located on top of the kidneys and secrete a few different types of hormones related to...
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This blog series consists of three articles: #1 – The Root of Fear of Death #2 – Turn Unhealthy Fear into Healthy Fear through Meditation #3 – Asana & Meditation to Overcome Fear of Death #2 – Turn Unhealthy Fear into Healthy Fear through Meditation In the previous blog I introduced the concept of healthy and unhealthy fears. Today...
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This article consists of three parts: #1 – The Root of Fear of Death #2 – Turn Unhealthy Fear into Healthy Fear through Meditation #3 – Yin Yoga Sequence to Overcome Fear of Death #1 – Root of Fear of Death  Even the Wise Men Fear Death Fear and anxiety are interesting themes to work with in a...
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What can be practices to be a self-care yogi? # 2 Written by Sophie Nusselder Last Tuesday I shared a text, written by Rachel Naomi Remen MD, about how “helping” suggests inequality while “fixing” suggests that another person is broken. You don’t have to “fix” or “help” people. Better “serve” from a place of gratitude....
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What Can Be Practices To Be A Self-Care Yogi? Teaching yoga is beautiful and inspiring, right? Mostly we, yoga teachers or yogi’s who are planning to do a training, just love how yoga transformed our lives and thus became motivated to share what we love so much with other people. Although we might not think...
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Yin Yoga Practise To Ignite Your Fire Written by Sophie Nusselder YiN YOGA CLASS  – 75 min This practise targets the organs and meridians Heart and Small intestine but also Pericardium and Triple Heater. For contra-indications and alternatives and options I’d like to address you to the following sources website of Bernie Clark or Book...
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Ignite your fire in a summer yin practise Written by Sophie Nusselder Midsummer Summer Solstice in Chinese calendar is on June 21st. So…Today! This summer season, is the most yang time of the year and is filled with abundant energy, long days and sunshine. In Chinese medicine the element of summer is fire, which allows...
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By Sophie Nusselder When we teach yoga we want to create a safe space where people can experience themselves in the moment. I have been teaching in beautiful well-lit cosy and warm yoga studios but also cold gymnasiums, public school classrooms, dark basements and dusty small rooms in community centres. These experiences got me thinking...
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  Written by Sophie Nusselder Similar to a typical adult or teen yoga class, children’s yoga classes can be structured as follows: 1.Tune in (3-5 min) with a song, conversation, pranayama, mantra. Choose a way to gather energies and tune in to a similar vibration. 2.Set the intention or inspiration of the class (5-10 min)...
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