Woche 3 I week 3 – Yoga

SoulfuelProgram Woche 3 I week 3 – Yoga für Stabilität I Yoga for stability

Wie üblich, gibt es für den Start ins Wochenende Vorschläge für deine Yoga-Praxis. Diese Woche steht das Thema Stabilität im Vordergrund, weshalb auch die gezeigten Asanas dieses Thema verfolgen. Nutze #soulfuelprogram auf Facebook und Instagram und markiere deine Freunde!


As usual – for the start into your weekend, we have some some suggestions for your yoga practice. This week we focused on the topic stability and therefore the shown asanas follow suit. Use #soulfuelprogram and tag your friends!

Woche 2 I week 2 – Yoga

SoulfuelProgram Woche 2 I week 2 – Yoga für den Oberkörper I Yoga for the upper body

Es ist wieder Freitag und diese Woche steht das Thema Oberkörper im Fokus – entsprechend ist die heutige Yoga-Praxis auf Asanas für eben den Oberkörper ausgelegt. Du kräftigst, rotierst, dehnst und flexibilisierst mit den gezeigten Asanas deinen Oberkörper (entlang der Wirbelsäule bis in den Schulterbereich hinein). Teile deine Praxis mit #soulfuelprogram auf Facebook und Instagram und lass andere Soulfueler teilhaben! Viel Spaß:-)


Again it’s Friday and this week the focus is on the upper body – that means today’s yoga practice is designed with asanas for your upper body. With the shown asanas you strengthen, rotate & stretch and increase the flexibility of your upper body (along the spine up to your shoulders). Share your practice with #soulfuelprogram on Facebook and Instagram and let the other Soulfuelers participate! Have a lot of fun:-)

Woche 1 I week 1 – Yoga

SoulfuelProgram Woche 1 I week 1 – Yoga als Cardio-Training I Yoga as cardio workout

Es ist Freitag und wir starten mit der Yogapraxis – zuerst Yoga als Cardio-Training! Der Sonnengruß ist als Asana-Abfolge, um das Herz-Kreislauf-System anzuregen, ein super Start in den Tag und stärkt und dehnt die Muskeln deines Körpers. Übe den Sonnengruß ein paar Runden und du wirst merken, wie dein Körper (und Geist) in Schwung kommt. Zu Beginn kann die Abfolge etwas ungewohnt sein, aber nach und nach wirst du in den „Flow“ kommen 🙂 Starte am Anfang ruhig langsam und bedacht, so dass du die einzelnen Positionen gut einnehmen und ausrichten kannst – und werde dann in deinem Fluss zügiger (aber nur so, dass dein Atem mitkommt).


It’s Friday and we start with the yoga practice – first of all with yoga as a cardio workout! Sun salutation with its asana sequence is perfect to activate the cardiovascular system, a super start into your day and strengthens and stretches the muscles of your body. Practice sun salutation a few rounds and you will realize how your body (and your mind) gets going. At the beginning, the sequence might be a little unfamiliar but bit by bit you will get into the „flow“ 🙂 Start slowly and deliberately so that you can sink into the single pose and align yourself well – get more and more speed in your practice (but get only as speedy as your breathe is able to catch up).

Murder to the Mind

Murder to the Mind

There are times when your mind is too busy to cope with anything else. The reasons for a mind too busy can be diverse: work commitments, heartbreak, just everyday life. What are potential ways out of such a situation? Sometimes there is just no way just right now. Sometimes it just takes some time to get your head around it. Sometimes it helps to „murder the mind“ with something that is so distracting from work commitments, heartbreak, just everyday life that you cannot think about the things that keep your mind busy. It is not easy to find such a distraction. Really looking for such a distraction might really be counterproductive and just keeps your mind even busier. It might be difficult to be patient at such times but at some point the necessary distraction is just around the corner waiting for you. So it needs a kind of perseverance to get through such a period and it is OK not to be as active or creative or efficient as you would usually be. At the end there is light, there is a way to „murder the mind“.

And then: then there will be something even more active, more creative, more efficient!

Same here… a long time has passed since last post as the mind was too busy to cope with anything else. But it clears now, it’s getting creative and active now. So watch out! The Soulfuel Yoga Team is currently working on something BIG. Revelation is currently planned for September 2017! Until then: some „murder to the mind“ practice!

Be bold

Be bold

You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though everybody is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in. – Mandy Hale

The world upside down – Shirsasana

Shirsasana

Let’s get upside down for a change!

Tips & Tricksshirsasana

  • Keep your elbows shoulder-distance apart and press elbows and forearms to the ground
  • Keep maximum distance between shoulders and ears to release the weight of the body from the crown and neck
  • If you have high or low blood pressure, do not practice or do not stay for a long period in this asana
  • Walk your feet towards the upper body – and then jump a little and let your feet off ground at the same time

Benefits

  • Empowers the blood flow through the brain cells
  • Increases haemoglobin content in the blood
  • Makes you view your life from a different perspective
  • Is just proper fun 🙂

Bali Yoga Flow No 3

Bali Yoga Flow No 3

It’s been already months since my stay in Ubud, Bali – and I’ve kept one short last yoga flow until now. It was midday when filmed so a little hot and sweaty throughout.

Enjoy and go with it!

Yin Yoga Sequence

Yin Yoga Sequence

Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga and asanas are held for longer periods of time. It directs the stimulation deeper than the superficial or muscular tissue (which is called the Yang tissue). Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, tendons, fascia, bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice. The aim is to increase circulation in the joints and increasing flexibility.

Try out the shown 45 minutes sequence, let go and feel deep into your body. Enjoy!

Yin Yoga Sequence

Bali Yoga Flow No 2

Bali Yoga Flow No 2

Another short flow filmed during my stay in Ubud, Bali, at the Payogan Villas & Resorts. No particular theme, just flowing at the start of sunset that day. Enjoy and of course go ahead and try by yourself!