Yoga and stress: here’s what you need to know to live stress free

HOW STRESS MAKES YOU FAT AND MEDITATION THERAPY CAN REVERSE THAT These series of articles touch upon content of my recent book “meditation therapy training Goa”, written for everyone involved using meditation therapy for healing. Please join me on a journey of mind-body anatomy and physiology relevant to meditation therapy training Goa! With love, Merel Martens – … Read more

How can meditation help to change structures in the brain? #3

This article consist of 6 parts. This is part 3. Written by Sophie Nusselder. The relaxation response Nowadays the effect of meditation has become a growing subfield of neurological research. In 1975, Dr. Herbert Benson, founder of the Harvard’s Mind-Body Medical Institute, reported that meditation induces a host of biochemical and physical changes in the … Read more

How can meditation help to change structures in the brain? #2

This article consist of 6 parts. This is part 2. Written by Sophie Nusselder The last view years scientist proved meditation is able to change structures in the brain. That’s interesting information! Don’t you think? When I heard Merel Martens – founder of Parimukti TT gave a reading about this topic last summer; I almost … Read more

How can meditation help to change structures in the brain? #1

 How can meditation help to change structures in the brain? #1 This article consist of 6 parts. This is part 1. Written by Sophie Nusselder In the classes I teach; I see my students growing: physically they are getting stronger and more energized and some of them tell me yoga makes them emotionally more balanced, … Read more

How can meditation help to change structures in the brain? #5

This article consist of 6 parts. This is part 5. Written by Sophie Nusselder. Vipassana: a technique to reset the mind For me yoga works therapeutically. I’m quite an extravert person and love to share time with people. Asana (yoga posture) practise is for me the motor to focus on myself and fill my body with … Read more

How to Overcome Fear of Death through Yoga and Meditation #1

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 … Read more

What can be practices to be a self-care yogi? # 2

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. … Read more

Yin Yoga Practise To Ignite Your Fire

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 … Read more

Ignite your fire in a summer yin practise

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 … Read more

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