Continuousness is Key

Do not give up on this yoga yet

I found this old blog post from October 2017. It made me smile, so I wanted to share it with you:

82.
That’s the amount of logged activities when I set the filter in Strava on YOGA.
I have been doing yoga every now and then, but it took me long until I took it more serious and wanted to really get into it.

First log: 16. Feb 2016 Frankfurt.

This first log was a session in my old gym. Still not very found of gym yoga. Feb 2016 I was training with my personal trainer Greg. Yoga had by far not yet the importance to me. But this was also the time when I met Christian the physiotherapist who told me to get my muscles longer to be a more successful cyclist.

2nd log: 22. Feb 2016 Yoga with Alex.

Alex, a yoga teacher herself now, took me to her Yoga Studio in Frankfurt. Stephan is great. He helped me to ease into yoga. I feel like yoga in a gym is so performance oriented. Just by the whole gym culture. Who can lift more, who runs faster, and don’t tell me you haven’t glimpsed over to check who got more weights on or who burned more calories…
But yoga is a practice. It does not matter if you get your leg up higher than the person on the mat next to you. Going to a studio and practicing in a smaller group with an eye on technique and not on gained muscles, was the start of my yoga journey.

3rd and 4th log: two more Yoga sessions in Frankfurt before my move to Copenhagen.

Followed by 5 yoga sessions in April and May. The first studio I tried in Copenhagen was not the best match and then came summer. Yoga was not part of my life yet, so it didn’t get high up on my priority list.

But the Scandinavian winter was coming and I needed warmth and energy to survive that. I wanted to try a new studio.

10th log: Yoga in Danish.

What the fuck am I doing here. I felt super rusty, this downward facing dog is killing me, I do not understand a word… Savasana, I made it. I am lying in this warm room, full of energy and love and I new it will help me to survive the winter. I wanted to make this a routine… and 72 logs later I am writing this post before my morning yoga session.

Why this post? Yesterday I saw 2 new girls in the studio. Struggling to keep up with the pace, mixing up left and right arms etc. I remember, that I was the same. I still fall every now and then because I loose my balance. But I didn’t give up. If the first session sucks, don’t say yoga isn’t for you. Find the right studio and teacher. You will grow together and after maybe 82 or more logs you will understand the beauty and make it a habit that will change your life.

Love,
Julia

Yogi at the beach
Photo credit to Mo.

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The problem with free yoga

And then I thought there is something really wrong with our ‘everything needs to be for free culture’, which I started to observe more and more. And this is not about the people who really do not have the money to afford things, it is about this culture that we can afford something, but we do not want to spend money on it.

Practice Vulnerability

I am sitting on the floor. My back towards the bed. My body curled into a little ball. Tears are running down my cheeks. I am sobbing. My boyfriend comes in to comfort me. He says: “this is a great teaching. Learn to live with the chaos around you. You are a great teacher, and now you need to be your own teacher.”

Do you speak the truth?

But it may not be as simple, as not lying someone in their face. It is to strive to avoid even the smallest misimpression in the mind of the person listening to you. So their picture in their mind needs to match the picture we have in our mind about what we speak. Any difference created on purpose is lying.


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Eve January 22nd, 2020

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Julia is one of the most precious yoga teacher I’ve ever had! I would recommend all her practices with a special mention for her yoga nidra. I got so relaxed and so deeply calmed down by her voice during each session, she helped me letting it go towards either a tight sleep or for restful nap. Very powerful experience and human being. thank you Warrior Princess!

Agnieszka January 21st, 2020

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I have had the most relaxing beautiful experience in the yoga Nidra class. Thank you so much 🙏. You are so knowledgeable and your voice so soothing

Sarah February 14th, 2020

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Julia ably and effortlessly led a vinyasa class with clear instruction and really helpful assists. She spoke about philosophy just the right amount, there was still plenty of space and quiet to really get into the practice. Thank you Julia!! I loved it

Majbritt May 3rd, 2020

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The best yoga in Copenhagen. They are very skilled at Hatha yoga, Yin, and yoga nidra. Julia has a good personality, an she is one of my favorite instructor.

Kim April 1st, 2020

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Julia is an amazing teacher. I have had three classes with her so far and she already improved my asanas a lot. I appreciate her hands on experience and eye for detail. Thank you Julia. Big hug! (by the way: her guided meditations are the best!)