Suleyman Mosque in Istanbul

The Yog’s Guide to Istanbul

Are you in the mood for a little city trip? Istanbul is a fascinating city with a fresh yoga and dance scene, and the flights from Berlin are quite cheap… Part European, part Asian, the metropolis is full of contrasts. Adorned by byzantine palasts and modern architecture, colourful bazaars and beautiful mosques, the city juxtaposes […]

Guru Purnima is an Indian festival that celebrates our teachers.

Guru Purnima

Today is Guru Purnima, the Indian celebration of the teachers. The Sanskrit term „Guru“ for teacher contains the two words „Gu“ and „Ru“. „Gu“ means darkness or ignorance and „Ru“ is the remover of this darkness. The guru is somebody that removes our ignorance. Purnima is derived from Purian, complete. When the moon is complete, […]