This world is too loud. Our mind is rarely conected to our body, we are rarely living in the present. We wanted to know how we could fight against this trend of never ending worries and we found the ancient practice of Vipassana. This form of meditation tries to connect you to your own self. It is often defined as a form of meditation that seeks “insight into the true nature of reality”. To learn more about it, we talked with Yalid, a Vipassana practitioner for over a decade. He currently helps people overcome Social Anxiety at BeatSocialAnxiety.com using tools from the intersection between Buddhist and Western Psychology.Continue reading “Soul Talk: Vipassana – Finding Peace in Fear”
It’s time. Suddenly we come to an age where baby swimming, our households and everyone’s wedding becomes our the topics of conversation. I think it’s actually called growing up. And yes, somehow I get to this age where I’m slowly thinking about it. And the more time passes, the more I observe and talk to recent mothers. Everyone says the same thing. Birth is an overwhelming experience, an inexplicable miracle. Sometimes it just seems to me that women are lonely or overwhelmed and need support. More than a midwife can give. This is exactly what a Doula is for. Someone who has an open ear for worries and fears and also supports in the household a bit. For me an absolute must in my future pregnancy. We met with Laurie, a very special Doula from Berlin and wanted to learn more about her and this exciting profession.Continue reading “Soul Talk: Profession Doula – A Friend or a Servant?”
“Besides love at first sight, there is also love at first touch. And maybe it goes even deeper,” at least that’s what Vladimir Nabokov once said. That touch is special, we know. It can cause goose bumps and have a magical effect on us, especially when it comes from our loved ones. But can touch also have a healing effect on us? And is touch even vital for our survival? Dr. Böhme examines touch and physical closeness in Sweden and was able to tell us more about it.Continue reading “Soul Talk: How Touch Can Heal”
Self-love. Now on everyone’s lips. But what exactly does that mean, to be in harmony with yourself and your body? Can one really make peace with one’s mind? Our interview guest Silja Janina M. is a bit closer to reach it. She is a yoga and meditation teacher and has found a bit more enlightenment with the help of the Kundalini teachings and her free spirit. We talked to Silja about Kundalini Yoga, healthy body and mind consciousness and nudity. Yes, you heard me!Continue reading “Soul Talk: Making Peace with Yourself”
Of course, we all know how essential it is to breathe. Essential for survival.
But did you also know that trauma and inner blockages can be solved by breathing? “Biodynamic Breath is a holistic method for releasing mental and physical blockages.” At least that’s what Michael Lindemann, expert for Biodynamic Breathwork, says. In fact, special breathing techniques can have opening and cathartic effects. Clearly, we want to know more about this and ask Michael about it.