Woche 6 I week 6 – Yoga

SoulfuelProgram Woche 6 I week 6 – Faszienyoga I fascia yoga

Wow, schon die letzte Woche des ersten Laufs unseres SoulfuelProgram! Also haben wir für die letzte Einheit etwas besonders Schönes ausgesucht, nämlich Faszienyoga. Mit dieser Praxis sprichst du dein Bindegewebe an, welches sich durch den ganzen Körper zieht und ein verbindendes Netzwerk in deinem Körper darstellt. Ab der nächsten Woche starte wieder mit den Übungen der Woche 1 und vielleicht erkennst du deinen persönlichen Fortschritt. #soulfuelprogram auf Facebook und Instagram

Wow, it’s already the last week of the first cycle of our SoulfuelProgram! That’s why we have chosen something special and beautiful for the last yoga practice – that is fascia yoga. With this practice you address your connective tissue, which stretches through your whole body and constitutes a connective network. From next week on start again with the asana practice of week 1 and perhaps you will realize your individual progress. #soulfuelprogram on Facebook and Instagram

Woche 5 I week 5 – Yoga

SoulfuelProgram Woche 5 I week 5 – Yoga für Flexibilität I Yoga for flexibility

Thema der Woche ist Flexibilität. Mit der heutigen Yoga-Praxis erhöhst du nach und nach deine Flexibilität – auch wenn einige Asanas vielleicht zu Beginn noch nicht klappen, wirst du mit der Zeit deinen Fortschritt spüren! Deshalb: dran bleiben! Versuche zu Beginn nichts zu wollen, wozu dein Körper noch nicht bereit ist. Gehe nur so weit, wie dein Körper dir deine individuellen Grenzen aufzeigt – und vielleicht ist beim nächsten Mal die Grenze schon höher gesetzt. Markiere deine Freunde und teile deine Fortschritte auf Facebook und Instagram mit  #soulfuelprogram

Topic of the week is flexibility. With today’s yoga practice you increase your flexibility bit by bit – even if at the beginning certain asanas do not work out as you wish, with time you’ll feel your progress! That means: persist! At the beginning try not to want anything where your body is not ready for yet. Take your practice only to that point where your body shows its individual limit – and perhaps next time this limit is already set a little higher. Tag your friends and share your progress on Facebook and Instagram with #soulfuelprogram

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).

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


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


  • 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 🙂



At the beginning of your yoga practice you most likely concentrate on your physical exercise. You might realize that you body changes at first. But you might also realize that you are more aware of reaction, emotions etc. That is the result of the awakening of certain energy points in your body, known as chakras. To understand the features of the chakras, the main ones are described in more detail:

koshas in Cape Town Gardens southern suburbs rondebosch rosebank constantia meadowridge postures poses asana breath pranayama pregnancy yoga chakras meditation relaxation om symbolSahasrara Chakra: Crown

Integrates all energy centres of the body

Function: Spiritual and self-awareness

Asana: inverted-head asanas like Shirsasana (headstand), Matsyasana (fish pose)

Ajna Chakra: Brow

Referred to as third eye and fosters intuition and knowledge

Function: Seeing and intuiting

Asana: Seated yoga mudras

Vishuddha Chakra: Throat

Fosters communication, independence, fluent thoughts and sense of security

Function: Communication and self-expression

Asana: Sarvangasana (shoulder stand), Matsyasana (fish pose), Supta Vajrasana (Reclined Thunderbolt Pose)

Anahata Chakra: Heart

Fosters feelings and devotion

Function: Love

Asana: back-bending asanas like Dhanurasana (bow pose), Ushtrasana (camel pose)

Manipura Chakra: Solar Plexus

Fosters digestion, personal power and all matters of growth

Function: Willpower

Asana: back-bending asanas like Urdhva Dhanurasana (wheel pose)

Svadhisthana Chakra: Sacral

Fosters reproduction, creativity and joy

Function: Procreation

Asana: Bhujangasana (cobra), Salabasana (locust pose)

Muladhara Chakra: Base of Root

Fosters sexuality, stability and sensuality

Asana: seated asanas lifted away from gravity, e.g. Tittibasana (firefly), Bakasana (crow pose)