I am finally back from looong nice holidays. I hope you enyojed this free time too and you came back refreshed. Did you also practice a bit of yoga? I mainly did yin at the beach and restorative.
Like every September, I would like to tell you that the enrolment for the Masterkey course is open NOW! I am really excited about it. You may know that I have been a Guide in this programme and I absolutely love to see people changing their lives, because of the big shift in their mindset this course is bringing. I experienced it too and the impact on my life was and still is spectacular! Many concepts we learn are very close to ancient yoga teachings..
It is a life changing experience, a 6 months challenging course that will provide you the tools to live the life of your dreams.
I am looking forward to meeting the new members ready for the big adventure. Do not miss it! It cannot be bought (it costs 1 euro to register) and spots are limited.
So, go to https://bit.ly/2mfMixS and watch the Videos there! Get on the list and subscribe. I am so grateful that I took that decision 4 years ago and you will too 🙂
Let me know what you think and if you have questions.
Hello dear Yogis, I am happy to share here a video with my interview on meditation. I explain a bit how I meditate and I share some tips. Meditation has been part of my life since years and I could not live without this moment of peace, where my mind can rest for a few minutes. If you have comments on it, I will be very pleased to receive your feedback on this argument.
Just a bit of infos and news from me. I would like to stress the importance of a regular meditation practice to live a more serene life and to take good decisions, when we are challenged and we do not know what is the best choice for us.
My advice: start meditating today! Make it an habit. The same with your yoga practice: set it as a PRIORITY in your calendar, otherwise something will get in the way and you will end up going once per month, which is certainly not enough to make progress. Remember, it is better to practice yoga and, or meditation 30 minutes every day, instead of 2 hours once per month.
To take my meditation course, on the Tapas for life platform, watch the intro video and go to:
I would like also to give you my checklist to start meditating. To be fully effective in your daily meditation, follow it step by step:
Commit to the meditation practice and fit it into your daily schedule. Decide if you want to do it in the morning after waking up or in the evening before going to bed.
Find a quiet, peaceful spot in your house, where to sit, without being disturbed. No electronics around (no computers, phones etc). Always sit there, to create a habit. It will be your “sacred spot”, just waiting for you each day.
Switch off all your devices (telephone and other disturbing sounds).
Use a timer. Set 10 to 15 minutes to start.
Sit up either on a chair, with your back straight and hands on your lap, or cross-legged on the floor (better on a yoga mat or a carpet). In this position, you can sit on a cushion to have your hips elevated compared to the knees, so your back is straight. Remember: you should be comfortable, as you will stay around 15 minutes immobile, without pain in the body (otherwise you will be distracted and it will be impossible to meditate).
Warning: never meditate lying on the bed or on the floor, as it will be easy to drift into sleep.
today, I would like to share with you an interesting video that shows the life of Master Sivananda, the Guru at the very origin of Sampoorna Yoga.
Actually, Sampoorna Yoga has been developed by Shri Yogi Hari (my teacher), combining the yoga systems he learnt from his two Gurus, that descend from Master Sivananda: Swami Vishnudevananda (mainly teaching him Hatha Yoga, the physical part and Raja yoga, meditation) and Swami Nadabrahmananda (a Nada yogi, teaching mainly the art of sound, music and mantras).
This way, Sampoorna Yoga is very complete as it touches all the aspects of the human being. If you are already practicing it with me regularly, I am sure you noticed tremendous effects on your body and mind.
As you may know, Sampoorna Yoga incorporates Hatha (physical practice of postures called asanas), Karma (unselfish actions), Raja (meditation), Bhakti (practice of devotion), Jnana (study of ancient scriptures on Yoga) and Nada Yoga (mantra chanting and sound vibrations). They instill health and harmony in body, mind and soul.
The basic message is that health, peace and joy are already within you and Yoga can help you to uncover them. Remember that Yoga is a spiritual practice not only physical as a gym.
I hope that you will find inspiration from this video that gives deep insights on the life of a great Yogi! I was very moved by it. Let me know what you think about it.
I take this opportunity to wish you all Great Holidays full of Shanti (peace)! Take this time to rest, enjoy family and friends, remember to reconnect with yourself, and why not, to practice a bit of yoga and meditation.
Build new positive habits that will replace old (maybe less positive) ones.
I leave you with this video that we shoot in January 2018 in the streets of Brussels. It warms my heart when I see it and I live again this amazing experience. I think that it is in line with the Christmas spirit, to spread the kindness!
We (my friends Cristina, Dominica and I) gave “free hugs” in the street, randomly.
It wasn’t easy for me, as I am a little shy by nature. The people around were surprised, sometimes it was hard for them to understand what was going on. It was also difficult to believe that we did something for free 😉
Once they understood, many were open and literally runned into our open arms. I loved this experience and I advice to do it yourself too, with a friend. You will feel a warm connection with total strangers, making the world a little kinder.
Enjoy the video! I am sure that it will touch you as much as it touched me. Merry Christmas!