I’m a a lover of life and a humble navigator of this whirlwind-experience we call living. I believe in changing the world into a better place with small steps everyday by practicing kindness in every possible way. Towards myself, towards others and everything around me. On this blog I’m sharing bits and pieces of my yoga, my reading and my ride on this rock which is hurling through space (it literally is).
Why “samadhi and me”?
I’m a graduate in both celtic and scandinavian studies having a huge interest in eastern practices like yoga and meditation. Due to my academic training, I seek facts and truth when it comes to the history of yoga. I want to know how it all started, how it developed, and what yoga really is. And unfortunately there is a lot of rubbish out there when it comes to yoga facts.
Since yoga can’t be purely studied but has to be experienced, I am trying to balance the clean and analytical approach of scientific research with the valuable and individual experiences from my very own yoga journey which has begun 6 years ago. Cause at the end of the day we all strive for balance, harmony and inner peace, that state of bliss and oneness. Some may refer to this state as enlightenment, in yoga we call this state samadhi (and i really love the sound of this word). I don’t believe that this state is some spaced-out-cavemen experience. I truly believe that samadhi is in the little, quiet moments where you want life to stand still because everything is just perfect. When you are truly content with yourself and your surroundings for no special reason. In life these moments simply happen to us. With yoga and meditation I found a way to induce these little moments from time to time (let me be straight: It’s doubtful I’ll ever reach this state as a constant status-quo, I am not anywhere near enlightened.) and I want to share what I’ve learned.
Some of my most important teachers besides everyday life are Sonja Rössler, Amma, Elena Brower, Kathryn Budig, Pema Chödrön and Osho. Read more about my teachers here.
I would be very happy if you choose to follow my dance with samadhi through life.