Back in Thailand

For my big birthday there was only one wish and one present i really wanted!
– Spending some time in Bangkok and having a great holiday with my dad and sister!
Their final destination, after visiting me in Australia, was Thailand and so i booked me in and joined them on the 22nd of march on my favorite island in the world : Phi Phi Island!
We had such a fantastic time, snorkeling and relaxing in the sun.
A few days later i packed my bags and went to Bangkok where i ended up in the greatest hostel i have ever stayed at. Yim Yam Hostel & Garden is located at Ratachatewi in the center of Bangkok, almost next to MBK. It has nice quiet rooms, is super clean and has a great relaxed atmosphere. I felt like finding a diamond in the city and knew the moment i entered this place i will come back here for years and years!

Another great gift i got for my birthday – from my beautiful man –
was the DJI Osmo Mobile (stabilizer) and i started filming every loved corner in Bangkok. When i was leaving Thailand, with all the great footage i had shot, i recognized filming had become an addictive passion for me and i wanted to film more to share it on Youtube.
Not for promotional reasons but just to say thank you!

Thank you for all the great experiences i made and also to my family, for coming all the way down under and spending time with me! I am so grateful for everything that came along this journey and i am very excited what is going to happen next …

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

I SPEND TWO MORE BEAUTIFUL DAYS IN BANGKOK BEFORE I SET FOOT ON THE NEXT LIFE CHaNGING ADVENTURE IN MY LIFE – MOVING TO AN ASHRAM AND ATTEND THE 200H yoga teacher Training program in Chiang mai.

ARRIVING IN CHIANG MAI ALMOST FELT LIKE HOME AND I WAS again IMMEDIATELY AMAZED BY THE ENERGY AND ATMOSPHERE OF THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY! after our last breakfast in liberty we took a red cab to the beautiful nature in doi saket and entered the ashram.
we are living here now since 2 weeks – two more weeks to come.

THE FIRST WEEK WAS REALLY EXHAUSTING, SITTING AND STUDYING AT THE FLOOR FOR 8 HOURS. but I love the traditional practice of yoga and all the Topics we are discussing about life, the ancient times and the yoga sutras written by patanjali.
of Course every day starts with Meditation practice followed by asana class. i have learned a lot about life & environment and practical approaches.
the next two weeks will be about teaching practices and how to provide this Knowledge to the outside world! i also changed my eating Habits into a plant based diet and get up every morning at 6. feel very good and will give you a summary of the most important aspects at the end of my stay here.

it is a life changing experience and i can absolutely recommend this institute and experience to everyone who is interested in
–> why we are here on this earth and what is the higher meaning of life!

Wise living yoga academy
here you can also find more Pictures 🙂
AND CHECK OUT MY INSTAGRAM STORY!

 

 

YOGA

Yoga is much more than just a way of improving and excercising your body.. it's a holistic way of living to become the best version of yourself. 
I will never forget  the moment when i realized that yoga is not yoga.. Yoga the way we practice it in the western world - in a studio or a course - is actually called Asana practice. Asana originally means sitting posture in Sanskrit,  the ancient primary liturgical language of Hinduism. It is referred to the postures we practice  when we perform physical exercise.
It was at a workshop near Frankfurt when i met my teachers Jeenal and Daniel for the first time. They are a married couple (she from India and he from Brazil) living together in an Ashram in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  I  was sitting cross-legged in a basement with almost 30 other people when my transformation process began and i learned that Yoga is an old Philosophy from India and holistic way of living your life. It was so fascinating listening to their words, that after 30 minutes i knew already that no matter what, i needed to go to Chiang Mai, do the Yoga Teacher Training and learn everything they are offering to teach!
6 months later i moved in to their lovely Ashram in the outskirts of Chiang Mai. The atmosphere and the beautiful nature around the property were just breath taking. Although I had been practicing yoga every other day in Nuremberg (where i had spent summer before) and thought i was prepared - I had no idea how the knowledge they were going to provide would change my whole life!

Thats when i learned what yoga is all about. 

Yoga is not a religion. Its a way of life - aware and conscious. That means to find out who you really are and whats your purpose in life. Yoga helps to focus and concentrate on finding ones true nature and spirit in life.  The answers to most of your questions lie within yourself and with the help of yoga practice you can learn to listen to them. You can learn to listen to your heart and soul.. finding your individual truth.  To achieve this state of so called 'enlightenment' is  reached through meditation, asana practice and self reflection. 
How can you  EXPECT others to know and understand your self if you don't know your self or listen to what it is trying to tell you ..!?
Practicing yoga comes with devotion and a dedicated lifestyle. Instead of watching television before I go to sleep i now started thinking about what had happened that day, reflecting, studying or reading to gain more knowledge and to grow as a person.  The most inspiring knowledge and the roots of Indian philosophy are the 195 verses of Patanjali's Yogasutra. He is called 'the father' of yoga because he structured the patterns of yoga and put them in order into the scriptures of Yogasutra.  I was lost for words coming across all this ancient knowledge and when I read 'Ich. bin. jetzt. ' by Su Buson, an austrian writer who also interpreted the beginners path of Patanjali. The way she  explains the beginners path of yoga (Ashtanga Yoga) and the BEAUTIFUL words she uses are just incredible. In my opinion every single human on earth should read her book for a start 😉
Looking inside yourself and taking the yogic path also enables us to find our roots and to concentrate on everyone's individual purpose and journey in life. Many people are stuck, fighting for approval, power, or money and are blurred by materialism.  Moreover they keep listening to the same negative thoughts, running through their mind day by day by day.  But this (often negative) reality is properly the exact opposite. It is not real! it is a made up reality in your head  that won't allow you to experience peace and ease in your life. Therefore we practice Yoga. To concentrate and to gain peace, love, respect and awareness towards the environment and towards our self - to find your destiny and the way to your individual journey on this planet!
So to find a way out of this slough Patanjali explains in the Yogasutra  the eightfold path - called Ashtanga, which literally means "eight limbs" (ashta=eight, anga=limb). These eight steps basically act as guidelines for beginners on how to live a meaningful and purposeful life. They describe  self-discipline, the morals and ethical conducts a yogi should internalize. Also they imply on food ethics, how to live a healthy life and help to acknowledge spiritual aspects of our nature. 
In the next section Philosophy i will explain more detailed what the eight limbs of yoga comprehend and what they mean to my life.  
Practicing Yoga brought me to peace in my life and after i set foot on the path everything fell into places, surrendering to my practice and to love. I learned that deep inside of me there existed a root that wanted to grow .. to elate and inspire others. And suddenly everything and every decision i took in my life made sense and i wish the same for you and your practice!
 
 

Asia

 

2014 i completed a semester abroad in bangkok - thailand -
and absolutely fell in love with the city & with Asia !
I traveled to many asian countries and KNEW that one day i would have to come back and live in this exotic, hectic and beautiful part of the world.
2016 I moved to Bangkok and the journey to myself began ...

i will always come back, to study, walking the streets of Bangkok and stay connected to these amazingly friendly and beautiful people!