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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 […]

The Blue Monkey

Bye-Bye Berghain, Hello Conscious Clubbing

Do you love to dance but you just can’t stand to be in regular clubs and bars anymore? The smoke that will make you feel hungover the next morning, even if you don’t drink, the drug-intoxicated people, the stimulus satiation, the screaming at each other to drown out the loud music. The late night/ early […]

Weekend retreat at Sonne & Mond Yoga, Mecklenburg

Yoga Weekend in Mecklenburg: Sonne & Mond Yoga

A couple of weeks ago I just needed to escape the city. My flat in the 4th floor of a very busy Berlinian street was unbearably hot, it was impossible to close the windows at night, and I was close to throwing a bomb into the loud night café vis-à-vis. (Om Shanti!) I craved nature. The countryside. […]

Dr. Alaknanda Puri is an Ayurvedic doctor that lives in the Sanosth Puri Yoga Ashram in Haridwar, India.

Dr. Alaknanda Puri: What Kind of Yogi Are You?

This is a direct quote by Dr. Alaknanda Puri. Dr. Puri is an Ayurvedic Doctor that lives in her family ashram, the Santosh Puri Ashram in Haridwar. I really liked her talk “How Can Ayurveda  Support The Yog?” at the 10th Berlin Yoga Festival in Berlin 2014. Yoga Asanas, Sattvic Food, Sun Salutations and Self-Massage […]

Vajra Ben Ashara at his retreat center in Goa.

Vajra Ben Ashara: The Dunagiri Foundation

The dunagiri foundation for Himalayan herbal research and yogic studies preserves the rare and endangered plants of the Himalayas and empowers the village people to harvest and process them. The Yog has talked to founder Vajra Ben Ashara. Vajra Ben Ashara, you are the founder of the Dunagiri foundation in the Himalayas and the Samata […]

S.O.S. Yogabutt! 8 Steps Remedy for the most common yoga injury.

S.O.S. Yogabutt Remedy in 8 Steps

You are a yogi? And you recently feel a twitch in your butt? You might have “Yogabutt”, an injury of the hamstring. It’s one of the most common yoga injuries. Here is what you can do to heal it. Keep Practicing – But Don’t Cross the Edge Injured yogis often stop practicing. But the pain […]

Guru Strotam Mantra

Guru Strotam

Source: Vmission, 12.07.2014 Transliteration, Word-Meanings and Translation by Swami Atmananda   Akhand-Mandalakaram vyaptam yena characharam. Tatpadam darshitam yena tasmai Shri Gurave Namah. Agyan timir-andhasya Gyananjan Shalakaya. Chakshur-oonmeelitam yena tasmai Shri Gurave Namah. Gurur-Brahma Gurur-Vishnu Gurur-Devo Maheshwarah. Guru-sakshat Para-Brahma tasmai Shri Gurave Namah. Sthavaram jangamam vyaptam yat kinchit sacharacharam. Tatpadam darshitam yena tasmai Shri Gurave Namah. […]