Focus Inward to Live an Intentional Life

For many Yogis, the time to go inward is in the early morning, when we do something called Sadhana. Sadhana is the daily spiritual practice and core teaching of Yogi Bhajan who brought Kundalini Yoga to the west. Sadhana has changed my life beyond my wildest dreams. Though, I did not really dream, nor did I make plans or consciously ask myself what my life should look like. Professionally, I have always been strongly guided by my values, but I lacked a vision as how, where and with whom I wanted to live. Life was something that just kind of happened to me. Fast forward many years later, I now try to live intentionally, and to be able to do that I need to focus inward on a regular basis. …

Why to Still Focus Inward in January

January has rolled around and if you are living on the northern hemisphere like me, you might become a little impatient for the light and energy  to return. I am usually in good spirits from late October, where winter in Switzerland begins, to the end of January, and then my motivation starts to crumble, for I know it will be a good two more months until the first signs of spring become noticeable. So winter is looooong. And for the longest time I have struggled with making the big moves in January. It was a fresh year, I had formed some resolutions, I was inspired: why was it so hard to get into gear? The year has not started yet Well, it is simple: The year does not really "start" before the …

2020: Re-Committing to Yourself

The New Year has come and gone and with it the time to reflect and making some plans for the future. Personally, I take it slow. The reason is my infant daughter of 6 months. As a new mummy, there is not much wriggling room for additional disciplines, reading 100 books or extended gym time. For the most part, I am grateful when I get to do my Sadhana (spiritual morning practice) a few times a week now. At least I’m going to take a cold shower, even if it is midday and not followed by a yoga practice. After a sleepless night - I’m breastfeeding and doing elimination communication with my baby - a cold shower will make you feel better. Also, in all other cases, a cold shower …