PEASFULYOGA 2018-02-25T12:23:47+00:00

PEASFULYOGA

Yoga (Sanskrit: योग, “to join”, “to unite”) is an ancient Indian philosophy which is spread through 6 disciplines dedicated to maintaining the balance between the body, mind and soul. Practicing Yoga can help to harmonize all aspects of life, awaken sleeping potentials and unite with the true self.

Hatha Yoga is the most well-known way of Yoga. It is the physical practice of Yoga which includes asanas (Yoga postures), pranayama (breathing techniques) and deep relaxation techniques. Other ways of Yoga include Kundalini Yoga (Yoga of energetic awakening), Raja Yoga (Yoga of mental training), Jnana Yoga (Yoga of knowledge), Bhakti Yoga (Yoga of love and devotion to god) and Karma Yoga (Yoga of selfless deed). The goal of all Yoga disciplines is to (re)unite with the cosmic consciousness.

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In the Western societies, Hatha Yoga is most commonly known for:

  • improving physical vitality

  • training mental fitness

  • developing soul peace

Yoga asana are not only suitable for all ages and fitness levels, they are also anywhere from gentle to challenging and adaptable to the physical anatomy of the individual. Serious Yoga aspirants reported to achieve better physique, elevated fitness, strength, mobility, flexibility, calmer attitude, developed self-confidence, sleep better, not only through body exercises but also the Yogic diet, which needs to be at least lacto-vegetarian, according to the Yoga philosophy.

Many profess to have improved or even healed their own bodily defects, such as back pain, high blood pressure, anxiety and depression amongst others. Some recent studies even suggest that Yoga improves cardiovascular health, controls diabetes and reduces cancer risk. Even though the many effects of Yoga have been known for thousands of years and health institutes have started to conduct studies about benefits of Yoga, it is up to every individual to experience it themselves. I hope you will join me and countless others on this journey, not upwards or outwards, but inwards, the destination being your ‘peasfulness’ and happiness.

ELEMENTS OF YOGA

A combination of the following is always present in my Yoga lesson. For long-term benefits, I recommend to practice regularly, at least 1-2 times a week.

HATHA YOGA

Practice asanas from Sivananda style, with inspirations from Ashtanga, Yin, Vinyasa flow and dance elements.

PRANAYAMA

Breathing is life – literally. Life starts with the first inhalation and ends with the last exhalation. In between, learn to breathe consciously, increase your life force and cleanse your body from the inside out.

RELAXATION

Activity and passivity complement each other. Learn here how to actively induce relaxation in your muscles, nerves and mind between and after work, or just when you need it.

MEDITATION

Learn to retreat into your inner temple, discover stillness, eventually find peace and happiness.

ABOUT ME

I am Tinja (written like “Ninja” with “T”), fell in love with Yoga ever since it cured my hip pains caused by pelvis obliquity back in November 2015 and have been practicing Yoga ever since. By the end of 2016, I decided that it was no longer enough for me just to practice Yoga 3-4 times per week, so I quit my corporate job and embarked on my first 200 hours Yoga teacher training in Sivananda style in January 2017. In 2014 I made peace with my body, conscience and consciousness, and found it in peas (among others…), so shortly after receiving my Yoga teacher certification, I went on to get the vegan nutritionist certificate. This, though, is just the beginning of a long story about who I am, what I am doing here, where I came from, and most importantly, why “peasfulyoga” is spelled like this! Let me assure you, it’s written like that on purpose. Well, brace yourself and try to water other burning questions and more by reading about my journey to Yoga. Except for why it is “peasfulyoga”, the answer to that is hidden among the boring bits. But be warned, frequently asked questions may set you into a meditative Yoga Nidra state…

And if you managed to stay awake through the whole boring stuff yet still didn’t find your answers, well don’t hesitate to contact me by clicking the button down below. See you soon on the mat!

CONTACT ME
“The purpose of our life is to be happy.” – Dalai Lama

PURPOSE

Our body is the only home for our mind and soul, just like this world is the only home for us as living beings. It is our honour to have been born in such a magical place full of endless opportunities for us to grow and been given an almost infinite amount of resources to make use of. It is hence also our responsibility to care for ourselves and our Mother Earth who has always gifted us unconditional love.

I believe that a happy, peaceful world can be created by happy, peasful people. By expanding our horizon and explore our physical, mental and soulful potentials, keeping the purpose in mind that this journey is to experience, not to “achieve”, we will eventually uncover the door to our inner peace temple. Whether you’re on a journey to find inner peace, happiness, seek a purpose, or simply want to feel fitter, more mobile and in control of your body, I’ll be honoured to accompany you, with Yoga, plant-based eating, seasoned with a bit of puns and humour. Together we’ll create a happy and peasful home, as

Happiness never decreases by being shared – Buddha