Nepal, what a blast. Dirty, dusty Kathmandu, narrow streets that go deeper into a jungle of little doors and windows, stores and smells, people and animals all living in one messy lively and wonderful place. I tried 10 different dishes in my first 24 hours with no stomach issues and met beautiful people with great projects and initiatives. The owners of Artmandu and Funky Buddha Tattoo became immediate friends of mine and invited me to join their life of music, friends and interesting projects.

We went to a monkey temple to pick trash and set impulses for the local population. Seeing the holy sights with a trash bag and gloves instead of a camera and tons of nepalese friends instead of a white tourist group, gave me a perspective that was quite real.

As real as the bus ride to Pokhara. Crowded local bus, musicians jumping on to play, dust, dust and more dust and great encounters gave me the right feeling for the chapter to come.

1 month, practice and study every day. With people from all over the world and teachers from India that have so much experience on their belt that I can only bow and listen, learn and wonder. Sounds crazy but is quite a biggie.

I study yoga philosophy, a value system that focuses on management of the mind, right behavior to support more focus, rest and an easier access to new dimensions. Yes new dimensions, sounds weird I agree. Basically its a discovery of what is in us, not more not less. But theres a lot in us that we do not access. Because besides our look, our status and all the things we are attached to, there is something we often neglect. Our mind…ain’t nobody got time for that…you might think…

image2Or “how the fuck would I access my mind and what should I do with the mind?” What is the mind? These are questions that our teacher elaborates on and teaches us in a surprisingly “no bullshit way”. I can say one thing, MIND BLOWING 😉

We learn about the power of breathing and how you can make the body vibrate in frequencies that let us access emotions we have not seen in ages or might have never felt before. Think physically: Body made of up to 60% water, a bowl of water makes wave when you shoot a sound at it. Now bring the body to vibrate with some sounds…stuff will happen. Breathing is another ball game that is mind blowing at itself, you breath, cleanse and nourish the body until you space out and access some new level of calm.

The teachers from the indian Rishikul Yoga Shala all together have their fields of speciality and don’t mess around. Hatha yoga as it has been practiced centuries ago, Ashtanga yoga and adjustments that make you laugh and sweat. All that and the little tweaks you don’t learn at home I can’t wait to bring home and share. Stay tuned where and how. As its all coming as I am writing.

Such a magic process. Hulihoooooo.


Published by Yogi-D

Yoga, music, love and good food. More love than reason, more "lets see what happens" than the perfect annual plan. Listening to that space you can call guts feeling, heart space or whatever you want to call it, and combining it with a healthy portion of balls to challenge established views and cut through the bullshit. I have a background in nightlife, where I ran an event agency and a nightclub. Later a quick and intense stroll into advertising brought me to fall in love with Amsterdam. I love good wine, can eat till I drop and love having people and good music around me. That's me. Or at least how I would summarize what's on my mind mostly :)

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