The Best Yoga Blog

A collection of thoughts, ideas and teachings to inspire you

In this yoga blog you find carefully selected articles about all things yoga, spirituality and breath. It aims to educate and inspire you on your own spiritual path and hopes to make you curious to experience too, what else there is.

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What is self care and why is it important

What is self care and why is it important

What is self care? You know deep down what makes you feel good, and that is self care. We all have different needs and only you know what it means for you. Yes it can be a bubble bath and face mask, but deep down its the real heartfelt act of caring for yourself and being your own support system. Self care is a huge part of self love, loving yourself enough to care and look after your needs.

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The powerful healing with breathwork

The powerful healing with breathwork

I won’t lie and say I never feel fear, oh I do, but when she speaks, I allow myself to breathe and then I listen to her with my heart instead of my head and realize there is someone present, someone that needs to be heard and not abandoned or shamed. I’ve grown to have a deeper respect for where she came from, and now she is no longer at the steering wheel of my life.

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How to de-stress your Xmas

How to de-stress your Xmas

It’s just November, and I am already talking about Xmas? It will arrive sooner than you might have hoped for. And as it is better to tackle stress early, before we have a burnout or need to take stress related sick-leave, it is just about time to send you some advice on how to de-stress your Xmas. 

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How to find light in the darkness

How to find light in the darkness

We are entering Samhain, which marks the Celtic celebration of the dark half of the year. I’m sure I’m not the only one with mixed feelings about this. I definitely label myself as a summer girl and put summer on a pedestal, looking forward to it and the clinging to it as it ends.

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Do you save time, to waste time?

Do you save time, to waste time?

Are you saving time, to waste it? How much do you optimize your day? Having meetings back to back, to get the most out of the day? Taking the fast track, having an app for virtually everything to optimize every second of your life. And where does this running around from A to B get you? Exhausted on the sofa scrolling mindlessly through the internet.

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The powerful connection of Yoga and Ayurveda

The powerful connection of Yoga and Ayurveda

In everyday speech yoga and Ayurveda are called "sister sciences" and Ayurveda is considered to
be the health tradition of yoga. Both have their origins in the ancient Indian scriptures, the Vedas,
just as they also have the same goal; healing the body and soul, spiritual development and
freedom from suffering.

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An Astonishing Journey of Self-Discovery

An Astonishing Journey of Self-Discovery

Middle Path Movement started with a journey of Self Discovery. I never planned to be a yoga teacher and certainly never envisioned holding space for others to heal, but as a child I was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease that meant it was either the Western Medicine route which called for a cocktail of harsh chemicals weekly hospital visits, surgery and needles or find my own way to Self-Healing.

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Office Yoga was a remarkable lifesaver

Office Yoga was a remarkable lifesaver

I think we all were challenged in many different ways during the covid19 pandemic.
Julia fast switched from providing classes in her studio to provide all her classes online, live-streamed. It worked fantastic! What Julia added to her weekly schedule was a 25 minute office yoga class.

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Cultivating Mindful Balance In Your Everyday Life

Cultivating Mindful Balance In Your Everyday Life

You can take this a step further by muting or pausing apps on your phone that you may be anxiously checking or turn off notifications. I set my email app to pause in the evening so that I can’t check my email or get notifications while I’m resting at the end of the day or in the morning before my meditation practice and daily morning walk.

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The Power of Working with our Heart

The Power of Working with our Heart

Working with our heart Recently I created and delivered a workshop on yoga for dementia and mild cognitive impairments. While validating what I experimentally knew worked in this demographic with science, I came across renowned psychologist Tom Kitwood and his work on...

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Learn to Love Your Body with Authentic Yoga

Learn to Love Your Body with Authentic Yoga

In the west yoga became an exercise regime focusing on the physical body. The yoga culture shows beautiful lean and bendy women, and makes many men and women alike feel like this is not for me. Yoga itself is not the problem, but classes focusing on asana (postures) alone and lacking elements of an authentic practice are.

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How Yoga Taught Me Genuine Self Acceptance

How Yoga Taught Me Genuine Self Acceptance

I can never remember being given permission to relax before. My exhausted body sank into the ground and I felt a sense of peace that I had not experienced before. I couldn’t get enough. In fact, I ended up skipping law lectures to attend morning yoga. It made more sense to me.

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The Beautiful Healing Power of Nature

The Beautiful Healing Power of Nature

Nature has always called me, as I think it does all humans. It’s just a matter of answering the call to notice that. We may feel the integration with nature when we’re walking barefoot on the earth, watching the rain fall on the leaves, or smelling a flower.

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The problem with free yoga

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.

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The Powerful Practice of Vulnerability

The Powerful Practice of 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.”

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Do you speak the truth?

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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Proven Stress Management with Yoga

Proven Stress Management with Yoga

Most of my stress clients tell me how they’ve experienced not being able to realize whether they were tired, hungry, thirsty or whether their bodies were hurting when they were stressed. They were so busy with their lives, doing “what was needed to be done”, that they lost their ability to feel how they felt. As a result of long years with stress, some even experienced that their bodies were not answering their demands any-longer, and ended-up not being able to get out of their bed one morning.

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The unexpected connection of yoga and winter bathing

The unexpected connection of yoga and winter bathing

Today my breath was calm. I floated in 3 degrees warm water. My mind was calm and I felt at peace. All the times I have been in there with my pure willpower prepared me for this moment, all the pranayama (breath work to control lifeforce energy) I did prepared me for this moment, where my breath knew exactly what to do.

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Yoga and Sustainability fundamentals

Yoga and Sustainability fundamentals

The concept of sustainable living has been growing over the past decade. Its application relates to
lifestyle choices and decisions we are making daily. When we talk about yoga it is more than just a
regular physical exercise, controlling your breathing, proper diet, relaxation, and positive thinking. It
also includes meditation which helps in developing harmony in your mind, body, and environment.

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The interesting connection of Minimalism and Yoga

The interesting connection of Minimalism and Yoga

The next thing is that we get attached to these things and start worrying about losing them. We pay even more money for insurance and we sometimes do not use the precious things so they do not get broken and buy something else instead to use, while we wait for that special day to take the other thing out of the closet again… I think you can see the vicious cycle here. Enjoy it while it lasts.

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About the big changes during the pandemic

About the big changes during the pandemic

I am walking barefoot over warm stones, I can hear the birds singing and behind me the panorama of three volcanoes immerse in the light of the setting sun. The lake in front of them lays calm. Far from civilization, I am finishing my advanced yoga teacher training at one of the world’s most beautiful lakes as named by National Geographic. It is here where I first hear about the virus. First I am exploring my options to stay longer in paradise, as knowing coming home now, would mean no work.

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The fascinating wisdom of the body

The fascinating wisdom of the body

Wisdom and intelligence is something we often times associate with our mind. Our head, our brain, our ratio. But did you know your body also holds a great deal of wisdom? It has so much to tell you. Your feelings, wants, desires, values, limits, and your intuition; these great treasures all live within you.

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Breathe right, now.

Breathe right, now.

Another great thing that happens when we breath through the nose is the production of NO, which also plays part in the absorption process. NO is further important to keep your blood vessels healthy and regulates blood pressure. It is also important for the immune system and nervous system including a healthy brain. NO has antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. New studies suggest that it could also reduce the viral load of SARS-COV2. Lesser load has been shown as correlating with milder symptoms and lower risk of transmission.

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The quality of practicing yoga together

The quality of practicing yoga together

“It is not about individuality or certain sections of society. It is all about recognizing that we are all connected and part of one universal being. We all are governed by vibrations. A happy person can make us happy and an unhappy person spreads unhappiness. When glaciers melt due to global warming the water levels rise around the planet. Global warming is such a glaring reminder that we cannot isolate ourselves.” Bhanu Narasimhan

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How Yoga can change your life

How Yoga can change your life

If 2020 taught us something then it is that we need to be more flexible – in our minds too. Yoga can help you with this as its original meaning is: the cessation of the fluctuation of the mind. Change is all around us, and it is our ability to respond to it that decides if we thrive and look for new opportunities or if we let it control us and suffer.

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Yoga for Cyclists

Yoga for Cyclists

Did you know that yoga can improve your cycling performance?   Efficient oxygen intake! Good breathing is vital, especially when you request endurance performance from your body. Yoga helps you to optimize the ratio between muscles used for a single breath and...

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Continuousness is Key

Continuousness is Key

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.

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Short Yoga Routine for Everyday

Short Yoga Routine for Everyday

Do you spend a lot of time sitting on a chair? Do you regularly feel stiff in your back, shoulders and neck? Or do you simply want to stretch a bit in the morning or before going to bed?
These 4 Asanas (poses) are easy and achievable by anyone. Just use 10 minutes of your day to get down on the floor, on your yoga mat or on your living room mat.

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Find your Inner Warrior Goddess

Find your Inner Warrior Goddess

What do tsunamis, snowstorms, earthquakes, and wildfires have in common? Power.
Raw, fierce, and uncontrollable. None of your actions could stop it. This same energy can be found in a mother protecting her kid or in an activist standing up for its rights. This bravery and the inner force that we all have in us is represented in Hinduism by the goddess Durga.

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Free Guided Meditation

Free Guided Meditation

Getting started with meditation? A guided meditation can be a great way to get started. Julia met Doug in Guatemala. He is a talented Yoga, Kirtan and Meditation teacher and is sharing a beautiful guided meditation with us. Sit back, close your eyes and relax. Let his soft voice carry you away from the earthly worries for 25 minutes.

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Keeping Up with A Home Practice

Keeping Up with A Home Practice

I woke up six days a week before the sunrise to practice the centuries old teachings from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. I spent many days awash in contentment while living mindfully in an ashram on a mountainside overlooking the awe-inspiring Lake Atitlan. In retrospect, working for the teaching credential was the easy part.

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Boundaries in a Yoga Class

Boundaries in a Yoga Class

I am sure that all of you have had moments of irritation in a Yoga class. But there was one moment in class, that really irritated me. The Yoga teacher assistant of my Ashtanga Yoga Led class, who I saw for the first time in my life, touched my breast during an assist.

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How to handle exam fear with yoga

How to handle exam fear with yoga

Probably, as economic students they are not used to breathing exercise and certainly even less when their teacher invites them to do it. I told them that this should help them release some unwanted stress and improve their concentrate on the exam questions.

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Georgiana November 1st, 2022

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I met Julia at a retreat and she is an amazing teacher and a really lovely human. I loved how she didn't rush through the process and we really went back to basics, while at the same time learning a wide variety of things about yoga, from how to do a certain asana to yogic wisdom. It was obvious that Julia knows a lot and she is also really good at sharing it with others. She redefined in my mind what a good yoga teacher is.

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!)