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My newest article “5 Tips to Deal with Conflicts” at the HuffPost is out!

Dear Yogilators,

Have you ever been in conflict with someone and felt personally attacked? Or even blamed yourself for mistakes that you haven’t done or had any control over?

I wrote about “5 Tips to Deal with Conflicts” in my newest article at the HuffPost. Perhaps you can relate?

Looking forward to your comments, thoughts, and of course: shares 🙂

Carl Jung:

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

 

“Happy Mind – Damn Good Life” Yoga Retreat in Sankt Peter-Ording

This year was finally the year: I went on my very first yoga retreat! …

It’s been on top of my list of the things I’ve always wanted to do, and I’ve been looking for a yoga retreat, that suits my budget, for a looong time. So at the beginning of this year, I just hit the “book it now” button as part of my “Don’t do List” 2015 New Year’s resolutions. It was time to indulge and to be good to myself.

And now the day was here: I packed my yoga mat, clothes, and a big dose of excitement for my little 3-day Yoga Retreat adventure at a cool Beach Motel in beautiful St. Peter-Ording in Germany’s North Frisia.

Frankly, I wasn’t too sure what to expect. I haven’t personally met the two yoga teachers /hosts and had no clue what they were like or what their teaching style was going to be.

Yoga for opening the heart and letting go

Yoga in Berlin: Chimosa ~ Yoga, Tea, Fitness 

Today was the day! I started my 30 day membership with a very cool project called “Urbansportsclub” in Berlin. They offer a fitness flatrate in different sizes. I got size M, which allows me to attend classes in a variety of yoga, Pilates, and other fitness studios, beach volleyball, bootcamp classes, zumba, and much more all over Berlin. This is MY chance to explore the city more and to find some awesome YOGA places and meet people. 🙂

Today, I started with a 90 minute Jivamukti yoga class at CHIMOSA in Berlin Mitte/central Berlin.

The mind-body connection – Emotional Pain vs. Physical Pain

You have most likely heard about the whole “mind-body connection” and might have thought “Oh there it goes again..”

Sure, it might seem to be overused these days, however, there is a good reason for mentioning and considering to think more about it. Believe it or not, our mind and our thoughts are very powerful determinants when it comes to well-being and overall health. You’ve probably experienced the physical pain when you lost a person or someone close to you got seriously injured. It’s a feeling like your stomach flips or your heart gets torn apart. This is a simple example for emotional pain expressed in physical pain.

Here’s why: