The healing effect of being utterly in the moment

On Sunday I managed to do something I have been meaning to do for a long time: seizing the moment and just painting. Golly, I am not the worlds greatest painter by any means and it’s been absolutely ages since I last painted a picture – we are talking years! Yet, I do remember how much I enjoyed it just being in the moment and painting away, expressing myself with beautiful colours on paper.


So this Sunday it really hit me: what am I doing constantly being busy with all kinds of things like feeling I have to do something for our lovely Dance & Yoga School or I have to clean, or I have to be gardening or sorting something out – STOP! Yes, I thought: STOP – seize the moment and make the most of Lockdown 2! This is a gift, girl – you won’t get that chance again in a hurry! For goodness sake make the most of this time and just stay in the moment!

So I took my acrylics out and a large piece of paper and started to first outline what I wanted to express and then started to paint…I was utterly in the moment and utterly in flow…I decided to express the amazing growth I have experienced since I first arrived in the UK in 1986…an innocent budding rose filled with Love and sunshine…a growing plant wishing to grow…and then going through some darkness…a broken heart…self doubt…insecurity…fear…and coming out of it…my deep journey with Yoga…the deepest gratitude I feel for having been able to deepen my knowledge of Yoga and my huge journey of discovery, purification and transformation …always driven by this urge to grow even more…

Time just melted away as I expressed my feelings onto paper…I was utterly in flow…loving every minute of it…

When the moment of completion came…I felt complete relief…something inside me had shifted…had left me for good…I felt free, cheerful and full of energy…I had shed something onto this large piece of paper filled with colours and symbols of my Journey here in the UK up to this moment…and I had expressed my deep urge for more growth…a longing greater than ever! 

Something inside me had healed…had gone for good…and brought me right to this very moment – the here and now. I woke up the next morning and I virtually jumped out of bed – full of vigour, full of joy! 

This moment I took to absolutely seize it with both hands and be in the here and now so utterly and completely has left me completely centered …able to be in every single moment and feeling utterly contented…making the most of this time I have to just be and loving every minute of it! 

And my picture hangs on the wall as a living proof of the amazing healing I have experienced by allowing myself to just be in the moment and expressing my heart!

May this inspire you to see the gift of this time and make the most of it! Yoga means Union – to be in Union with Life and every gifted moment…experiencing the utter peace and joy of the moment…right here…right now…

Express yourself and allow yourself to just be!

Om Shanti 

Silvia 🙂

 

Happy International Men’s Day – Thu 19Nov20!

Yes, Happy International Men’s Day to all you wonderful guys!

You guys deserve to be celebrated and have your very own Special Day!
This year’s theme is: better health for men & boys. Absolutely perfect at this very moment – you need to do everything in your power to stay strong, happy and healthy!

I would like to dedicate this blog to all you wonderful guys who attend our Sol Yoga Living Yoga Classes every single week – and very often twice a week! You are obviously feeling the benefits of your Yoga Journey and the spark of the wish for ever more transformation has been ignited in you! 🙂

It fills me with joy to see how much you guys have blossomed and evolved on your Yoga Journey. Peeling away those old layers that no longer serve you and revealing the true you more and more.

We carry a lot of tension from the day, the previous day, an event that happened and has not been digested well, from our past, from our family, from our ancestors…and here at our Yoga Classes we transform this tension into energy – wonderful energy that gives us fuel for the next moment, tomorrow, for our life ahead!

Yes, we are alchemists of our own energy – transforming it on the Yoga mat every single time we step on it!

And wonderful Yogis I can see you have discovered that magic about your Yoga practice and this brings you back to the Yoga mat every single time!

An Ode to you guys on International Men’s Day 2020 – you know how to stay happy, healthy and strong and blossom into all you can be in this Life!

Looking forward to seeing you on the Yoga mat and continuing the journey with you!

Om Jyoti

Silvia 🙂

 

 

Diwali – Festival of Light!

Happy Diwali – Festival of Light dear Yogi Friends!

Yes, today is the highlight of Diwali – the Festival of Lights. It’s the 3rd day of the 5 day celebration. This highlight is celebrated on the day of the New Moon either at the end of October or the Beginning of November and today is the day!

Wherever we are in the world – this is worth celebrating! 🙂 Celebrating the victory of light over darkness and most importantly celebrating our own Inner Light!

This beautiful candle flame inside of us is always there and always alight – nothing can blow out this candle light! Absolutely nothing! <3

In our current situation with this Covid-19 pandemic it is more important than ever for us to remember this light inside of us – that always shines no matter what! We are pure light inside!

So whenever we find ourselves in darkness, let’s remember this light inside of and shine that light into the darkness. Whatever situation we find ourselves in: let’s first ask ourselves, what can I do about it? – if there is nothing we can do about it, let’s accept this situation for what it is. Acceptance brings a new foundation with it, a new ground level and from this level we are then able to make the best of whatever there is for US – and shine our Inner Light on it! <3

In all the ups and downs of life and my very own mood fluctuations I do remember that light. I feel whatever I am feeling that very moment, yet I am not becoming it – as I know there is this light inside of me that is my true nature!

Om Jyoti dear Yogi Friends and Happy Diwali!

Silvia 🙂

 

Day 12 of my “cool way” to boost my Immune System

Happy Thursday dear Yogi Friends!

Yes, another week has gone by and it’s Yoga Day again tonight! I am on day 12 of my “Cold Shower Challenge” and I am feeling great!

Every day after my lovely warm shower I turn the dial to cold and breathe through a few seconds of a cold water shower. I am able to feel a difference already: I am feeling clearer in my head, more alert, feeling uplifted, more resilient not just physically yet in spirit too, my system feels stronger …and I don’t feel the cold as much as I used to!

So worth it!

Those cold water moments on top of our amazing Yoga Practice is all we need to keep us strong, healthy and happy!

We are blossoming Yogis!

Can’t wait to see you on the Yoga mat to continue our wonderful journey together!

Om Shakti (Life)

Silvia 🙂

 

A “cool” way to boost our Immune System!

Happy Thursday lovely Yogi Friends!

Here we go again: Lockdown 2 has just started. Some of you might find this rather difficult and some of you are able to flow with it better. For me personally, I really don’t mind at all – whatever it takes to help us all stay healthy and save lives!

There is no easy answer out of this situation with Covid-19 – one thing is for sure: it’s not worth getting it!

So what can we do?

Yes, there is something we can do: we can keep our Immune System strong and resilient! There is a really “cool” way to boost your Immune System – yes, literally: it’s taking a cold shower every morning! 🙂

What? I hear you saying? It’s cold enough as it is – a “cold shower” – you must be joking!

My own Yoga Teacher Steve has just invited us all to a “30 day cold shower challenge”. At first, I was just like you – what? you can’t be serious, I freeze from Sep to May as it is! – yet, then something swung it for me: I can have my usual warm shower and then just at the end I turn the dial for initially only a few seconds to cold…wow, Yogis it feels really good! 🙂 Certainly nothing feels cold after this cold shower spell – everything afterwards feels warm! 🙂

And it does wonders for our Immune System:

  • the body starts working to keep us warm – so it raises our metabolic rate
  • with the result of an increased production in white blood cells responsible for giving us a robust immune system and powering up to fight off viruses
  • and it really gives you a kick start for the day!
  • breathing slowly and deeply through the cold shower really helps and just a few seconds do the trick – we need to go easy and build up slowly!

I am currently on day 5 and it feels great! – I’ll keep you posted! 🙂

We are called up to take responsibility for our own health and wellbeing!

So looking forward to seeing you on the Yoga mat to continue our healing and nourishing journey with Yoga!

Silvia <3

 

All Hallow’s Eve Sat 31Oct20 – Om Asatoma Satgamaya – from Darkness to Light!

This coming Saturday 31Oct20 is not only Halloween or All Hallow’s Eve, but this moment in time also coincides with a Full Moon – so super powerful!

All Hallow’s Eve, the Eve of All Hallow’s Day or All Saint’s Day. It is said that on this eve the veil between the 2 worlds is thinnest. It is like a portal – a moment in time when we have access to otherworldly wisdom with the support from all our Loved Ones and Ancestors who have passed.

There is a special meaning to this at this very moment in time when the pandemic has put us in a place where the “old normal” is gone, is dead and we find ourselves in the “new normal” – a place that feels very much like an in-between space “in limbo”…

We are called up to let go of the past…letting go…feel into this…let go…it no longer serves us…and being open to whatever there is in this very moment…

None of us know what lies ahead…all we have is this very moment…being open to whatever life brings us…

Each and every one of us is exactly where we need to be. With our heart wide open we are able to let the new in…ready to lead the beautiful life we are meant to live!

Beautiful does not mean that it is all joy and happiness. A life that is beautiful is a full life – being able to live life to the full and be with everything there is! Reaching our full potential….being all we can be…blossoming in our full glory…fulfilling our life purpose …each and every one of us…in our very unique way only we are able to fulfill it…just the way we are meant to…

Our beautiful Mantra we chant in our Sol Yoga Classes at this very moment reflects this heart wish:

Om asatoma satgamaya                     Take us from the false to the truth

tamasoma jyotirgamaya                       from darkness to light

mrityorma amritamgamaya                  from death to eternal life – the bliss of life                                                                      that is Life itself!

Om Jyoti (Light)

Silvia 🙂

 

 

Healing and nourishing ourselves with Yoga

Yes, strange times we currently live in – our “New Normal”. All we can do is be in every given moment and do our very best with whatever arises. Neither of us know what lies ahead.

Yet, naturally the mind boggles. Thoughts coming in unsettling us…uncertainty…feeling in limbo…we are all very much in our heads at the moment…doing our best to find our way in this “New Normal”.

Yesterday was such a glorious Autumn Day! Beautiful Autumn Sunshine – the Autumn Light is just amazing! So, I felt like “getting out of my head” and took myself off for a walk. I feel so blessed living in the countryside – I just have to walk out of the door and I am in Nature! Walking up the hill through a lovely small wood. Stunningly warm Autumn colours everywhere, what Bliss! Apart from blowing away my cobwebs and clearing my head, I find walking always amazingly grounding. Getting in touch with earth again, finding my feet again, standing with both feet in life. And I do tend to get inspirations in Nature too. Yoga is Union, so walking is Yoga too – Union with Nature!

It is so important to ground ourselves at the moment and get back into our body and look after it really well! This is why we are currently focusing on our wonderful Feelgood Flow at our Sol Yoga Classes and moving our body from the inside out. Every single Asana (Pose) in our Flow is a Doorway to the Infinite! We are meeting ourselves on a new level – as the Divine Being we are in Union with the rest of the Universe and all of Creation! Every time we get on our Yoga mat we are healing and nourishing ourselves! Shedding aspects of ourselves that no longer serve us and letting in new Life Force that replenishes us!

I absolutely love our live streamed interactive online Sol Yoga Classes with you all! They really work and the energy is amazing!

I continue to be in awe of our amazing practice: Yoga does Wonders for us all – it keeps us strong, happy & healthy and ready to face whatever Life is presenting us with!

Om Shakti (Life)

Silvia 🙂

 

Keeping our system strong and our mood lifted with our Feelgood Yoga!

We have made it to 3 months of our “New Way of Living” and a lot has changed for each and every one of us!

A lot of good has come out of it: we really appreciate nature: we love the peace of it, we admire the beauty of it and we love the clean air we are able to breathe. We have discovered how simple life can be and what and who truly matters to us. And most importantly, we have realised that it is down to us to take responsibility for our own health and well being! 🙂

Slowly we are easing our way out of “lockdown” and it is more important than ever to keep our system strong and our mood lifted!

We are so lucky to have our wonderful Yoga! There is no better way to keep our system strong and our mood lifted! By breathing deeply we oxygenate our system and nourish every cell in our body. Breathing deeply purifies our system and gets rid of any toxins that have accumulated. By moving our body gently we are keeping our body working perfectly and at the same time we are keeping our mood lifted. Moving our body in sync with our breath allows us to enter a meditative state of being and to travel deeper inside ourselves, where we discover this treasure trove of joy, happiness and enormous strength and courage – our True Nature and our Natural Way of Being!

Golly, Yoga has made me so strong – inside and out! I have become so resilient! And it has enable me to be with all the challenges in life – including this “lockdown”! 🙂

I absolutely love all our online live streamed Yoga Classes! Yoga really works so well online! I would have never thought is possible – I have been asked before to offer online Yoga Classes and gently declined them as something that isn’t my cup of tea! Ha, ha and look at me now! 🙂 Even our youngest Yogis love them and we are getting so much joy out of our virtual Yoga Journey together!

It will be a long time yet before we are able to return to the actual Yoga mat – so let’s make the most of our wonderful time together on the virtual Yoga Mat and keep our system strong and our mood lifted with our Feelgood Yoga!

I even managed to take you all to our next level: our Living Yoga 2 Level where we explore a higher level of Yoga! This Summer Term we are venturing into Chakra Shuddhi – Chakra Purification! Find out for yourself on the virtual Yoga mat what an amazing experience this is!

Loving our journey together!

Silvia 🙂

 

Loving Life in Lock Down!

Yes, I am one of those! I am loving Life in Lock Down! And I am loving our interactive live streamed Yoga Classes with you all!

I am feeling very blessed to have this time. Nature is so amazingly beautiful – it’s like everything is even more beautiful and bigger than ever. And that wonderful peace….oooommm…have you listened to the sound of silence out there in the evenings and very early in the morning just before dawn chorus?…wow…absolutely wow…

This time is inviting us to be…yes, to just be…in every given moment. Do you find yourself slowing down?….allowing yourself to just be?

What a beautiful opportunity to create a sanctuary for ourselves and to indulge in our own life journey. I find myself really enjoying my own daily Sadhana to the sound of the birds. I have started to listen to Sadhguru’s daily Satsang and loving it. I have started to read my book on Ayurveda again.

And I am loving our online live streamed Dance & Yoga Classes! Being able to work from home – yippee! – the commute is a dream! – and it feels so much more intense and warm live streaming from home and seeing you all on your very own Yoga Mat at home. It brings a real closeness to our Sol Yoga Classes – a very special atmosphere.

Nothing will ever be the same again! How wonderful is this prospect! Life has changed irreversibly  for each and every one of us and who knows where it will take us. One thing is sure – it will be to a much better place than before – for us and for Nature!

With warmest Love to you all and looking forward to seeing you on the virtual Yoga Mat!

Silvia <3

 

 

Bring Light into your Life with our online live streamed Sol Yoga Classes!

Bring light into your Life with our online live streamed Sol Yoga Classes!

Yoga is particularly beneficial for us all at the moment, as it is a process of purification in every way! It keeps us breathing deeply and so keeps our system clean & strong! And it energises our homes with wonderful positive energy!

Yoga Class for children: £7/€8
Mon 16.45 – 17.15

Yoga Classes for Grown-ups: £12/ €14
Thu 18.15 – 19.15
Fri 11.30 – 12.30

Yogi from all over Europe are joining us now! 🙂

It’s very simple:
– chose your class
– pay by BACS or IBAN (details on our website)
– and we send you your Zoom link for your class!

Looking forward to seeing you on the virtual Yoga Mat!
Silvia 🙂