Articles By Karen

Thoughts on … the “Yoga Posing” Generation

I have been following many yoga pages and Instagram accounts of yogi’s the past years since I started practicing yoga almost 10 years ago. One thing that I surely notice was the shift from posting yoga mantras, thoughts, or reflections to posting super (acrobatic) yoga poses at the most advantaged level.

Don’t get me wrong, I think those pictures are beautiful and can be helpful when explaining a pose or capturing an inspirational moment. I also think it’s great when someone is so bendy, balanced and concentrated to be able to hold those positions, however, they blur the actual message of yoga and what it actually means more and more.

My first article went live at the Huffington Post!!

Dear all,

I am proud and excited to share the happy news with you that I just got published via the prestigious Huffington Post! 🙂 I couldn’t be more honored! Please share and spread the word if you like it!

5 Reasons Why Feedback is Important:

>>> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/karen-naumann/5-reasons-why-feedback-is_b_8728332.html <<<

UPDATE (January 6, 2016): my 2nd HuffPost blog post just came out! 

5 Ways to Deal With Rejection

>>> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/karen-naumann/5-ways-to-deal-with-rejec_b_8915002.html

Foodist Healthy Box: Indulge Your Body and Taste Buds

Spoiler alert: there is a little treat for you in this post! Read on, it’s worth it!
Have you ever wished for a delivery service which brings a surprise box full of the newest healthy foods to your house every month?

Furthermore, this delivery service would promise you to include only foods which fulfill at least 3 of those criteria:

Benefits of Our New Superheroes: Maca, Moringa, Wheatgrass & Co

Dear all,

We see, hear and read about them everywhere, get them as a topping to our meals, smoothies, or even in our coffee:

Forget Popeye or the Power Rangers: our new superheroes are Matcha, Maca, Moringa, Wheat grass, Acai, Hemp, Cacao, Chia, Green Protein, Magic Berries, and Barley grass.

You can argue about this “hype” or think about it whatever you like. Fact is, that all of those “super foods” are completely natural, originally found either in form of seeds, leaves, or grasses, and can do just a little more than other plant based foods.

But what exactly?

Chocoholic? Vegan Dark Chocolate Walnut Brownies

Hello all,

One of my colleagues is vegan and she just felt like baking the other day. Lucky us, we got to eat them 🙂
I am actually not a big fan of any baking goods that are made of or taste like chocolate. Thus, I’d choose fruit tarts or pie, or warm apple/cherry turnovers over chocolate pastries at any time, BUT those brownies are absolutely delicious!!

Meine in Deutschland veröffentlichten Artikel

DEUTSCHLAND / GERMANY:

1. „6 Wege wie du deine Selbstzweifel überwinden kannst“ via Happy Mind Magazine

2. “6 Gründe, warum es gut ist, einen Feelgood-Manager im Unternehmen zu haben“ via Gründerszene.de

3.6 Tipps gegen Stress” via Gründerszene.de

4.5 Gründe für Yoga am Arbeitsplatz” via Gründerszene.de

5. “Clean Eating – Wenn gesunde Ernährung ungesund wird” via HappyMind Magazine

6.  “Yoga feels Good – Warum eigentlich?” Gastbeitrag via Julie Feels Good

7.  “5 Gründe damit aufzuhören sein größter Kritiker zu sein” via HappyMind Magazine

8. “5 Gründe immer positiv zu denken” via HappyMind Magazine

9. “5 Gründe warum du andere Menschen nicht retten oder ändern kannst” via HappyMind Magazine

10. “WIE DU AUFHÖREN KANNST, AUF DIE LIEBE DEINES LEBENS ZU WARTEN” via HappyMind Magazine

11. “5 Gründe, warum Loslassen so wichtig für uns ist” via HappyMind Magazine

12. “5 Gründe warum es an der Zeit ist zu handeln” via HappyMind Magazine

13. “6 Wege, wie du besser mit Traurigkeit umgehen kannst” via HappyMind Magazine

>> HIER << geht’s zu den Links von meinen in den USA und Kanada veröffentlichten Artikeln.

YIN YOGA in the middle of Manhattan / NYC – How to Wake Up a Jet Lagged Body

Hello dear Yogilators,

I’ve been traveling a lot lately, which meant many hours of sitting in airplanes and moving between time zones. You can perhaps imagine that my body wasn’t all too happy about it at times, but THANKS to YOGA <3 , I was able to gently wake up my body and prevent my lower back or hips from aching and hurting.

My first stop was in NYC and my hotel offered some fitness and yoga classes for guests. OF COURSE, I had to try it out and I was lucky enough to be able to attend one class AND that our teacher, Jeni Livingston, decided to do a session of YIN YOGA.