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Quick Heart Check-In

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When you wake up in the morning still lying in bed snoozing, when you feel over whelmed, when you feel heavy, down or when you are feeling happy, when you want to connect.

Close your eyes, start breathing in and out of your nose, come to pay total attention to your breath until you feel completely relaxed. Then bring your attention to your heart center. Breath into this area and when you feel ready, place your left hand over your heart center. Now just observe what this area feels like, without judgement without wanting to change whatever you are feeling. Is it feeling Warm? Tense? Open? Vibrating? Just observe, acknowledge and accept.

Try to just inject some heart connection in your daily routine, for it is easy to forget about our loving & limitless heart space.

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What's going on, yoga

Teaching Update

I have been teaching more classes with the gym now, about eight in just one week, and today I  could for the first time step into the class without being scared of what the participants would think of me or of how my voice sounded. I felt connected and comfortable with being in the front, wearing a mic, and I even injected a little guided meditation. The response I got from the participants was overwhelming, absolute stillness and gratitude we filled the room with.

Much love

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Recipes

Sunflower Seed Pâté

This is a simple, quick recipe follow and once done, it can be enjoyed for days when kept cool in the fridge.

It is so easy to make a pâté yourself to put it on anything from your morning sandwich or to a nice little condiment to you dinner pasta.

All you need is a blender of some sort and these ingredients;

‹› 1½ Raw Unsalted Sunflower Seeds ( soaked for a few hours and then dried )

‹› 1 Tbsp Dried alt. fresh Parsley

‹› 1 Tbsp Dried alt. fresh Basil

‹› 1 Clove of Garlic

‹› ¼ Cup Olive Oil

‹› 4 Medium sized Carrots ( grated )

‹› 1 Lemon ( the juice )

‹› ¼ Tbsp Salt

‹› 1 Pinch Dried Cayenne and/or other sesoning of preference

Blend in your blender or process in your food processor all the (already soaked and dried off) sunflower seeds until they are trimmed down to a finer texture, texture will vary depending of what kind of blender/processor you have and if you prefer some crunch in your spread. Empty the blender from seeds and put them aside.

Put all the other ingredients in the blender and mix them until smooth.

Now put the Sunflower seeds back in the blender with the rest and mix it all together. Add Olive oil if you wish for your pâté to be creamier.

Experiment by for example adding tomato paste, and try out different herbs and seasonings to create other flavors.

‹› Note ~ Dried herbs usually have more taste then the fresh once so make sure to add a little extra when you are able to use the fresh ones.

 

 

 

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Where you can come take my class

Today I am instructing my first Yin Yoga class at Sats which has gyms located all over Scandinavia. I signed my contract to have a regular class on Fridays and today I am taking an extra class, I volunteer to take on a lot of extra classes since I am new to the gym, this way I can go around the different gym spots in Gothenburg with the same name and get familiar with the participants and my new work place. I am excited to keep spreading the peace and stillness that a Yin practice rewards us practitioners with, it is a challenge but a very exciting one to learn how to incorporate this typ of style into a more Yang environment.

Check the Schedule page to see when and where I teach next.
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First Teaching Experiences

In december 2016 I stopped by Bali to join a Yin Yoga Teacher Training with the loving teachers Sebastian and Murielle. I had practiced different types of yoga before but most of it consisted of Bikram styled yoga, I knew that the stretch in Yin would be a deeper one than in a regular Vinyasa class, but I couldn’t imagine that my two weeks in their training would awake such an awe and interest for the Yin style and the eastern holistic view of health and life that the Yin practice derives from.

Before and during the training I had a little dream of some day teaching, I have had the blessing of practicing with some extraordinary teachers who I felt really communicated in a clear way their learnings on practice, and without force and ego they would sprinkle food for contemplation and reflection in each class. Their ways of teaching has been a huge inspiration for me and the practice itself have helped me shift my awareness and intentions onto a new path, and so if there was a way for me to share my journey and help spread the practice of love and compassion, not only to ourselves but to all around us, I would do it in a heartbeat.
I didn’t once imagine the Id be teaching as soon as a month after my training but an opportunity presented itself and I knew I couldn’t pass on it. I instructed my first class and microphone wasnt working for me very well so I am humbled as well as filled with joy. I have only taught a few public classes now but I am eager to keep doing it and keep learning along they way for this is really only a part of the beginning.
Much love and gratitude
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