Spiritual growth

Books
The Surrender Experiment
The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself
(Michael A. Singer)

Das Wachstums ABC (Su Buson)
Der Geheime Plan Ihres Lebens (Rüdiger Schache)
Die 7 Schleier vor der Wahrheit (Rüdiger Schache)
Das Geheimnis des Herzmagneten (Rüdiger Schache)

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
The Secret (rhonda Byrne)

 

Film/Documentations
What the Bleep do we know – Down the rabbit Whole
The Celestine Prophecy
The Secret

 

Links
www.gaia.com
zENTRUM DER gESUNDHEIT

Dr. Schweikart 
– Gemstones
– Chakras
– Health

 

YOUTUBE
Mindfulness as a Way of Life – Michael A Singer

How To Tell If You’re Learning From Your Past — Or Just Reliving It | Marisa Peer

WHY GOING VEGAN?

Becoming vegan was probably the best decision i took in my life. 
Honestly - it fills me up with joy every single day and i am proud that i already "digested" the great knowledge why and how to live on a plant-based diet and that i was able to understand and embrace it. 
It all started with moving to the Ashram where they only provided nourishing strict vegan food, based on vegetables grown in their own garden, next to the property.  Of course they also educated us why Yogis choose to live a vegan lifestyle and what it means in terms of health and the environment.
One afternoon we watched 'Cowspiracy' and it is hard to explain what happened in that 2 hours. It changed EVERYTHING .
I took a decision.  I committed . For life.  
Since that day i never ever questioned that decision. 
But a flame inside of me has arouse, that desperately wants to share the KNOWLEDGE and helps this world to make a change.
Because if we are not waking up as soon as possible and stop consuming the planet and their creatures we won't be able to stay here much longer. Looking into this, as scary as it sounds is so important! We need to become aware of what is happening outside of our little lifes. So i made it my mission to Help the change!
I stay positive and hope  for the good in humankind.
I am pretty sure that one day Meat will get labelled same as cigarettes! It always makes me smile imaginING that processed Meat and Fish would also be stored behind the cashier with white covers so you wouldn't see the actual products anymore.
I don't think it will be exactly like that but i am pretty sure the day will come where we find a big fat information sticker on meat and processed products indicating the dangers of consuming them.
so WHY should we stop eating animal products ?
Because consuming meat and animal protein is not healthy for human beings!
if you need PROof, just open your mouth in front of a mirror. our teeth are not designed to eat flesh from any other being. But furthermore its the unhealthy acids that are being produced while you ARE DIGESTing ANIMAL PRODUCTS. They are getting toxic and take "forever" to be processed in your stomach. Also the length of our INTESTINE differs to the ones animals have inside their body. ours is much longer, so in the process of digestion the meat starts rotting in your intestine long before its getting fermented..
The world Health Organization classifies processed meat as group one carcinogen, the same group that contains cigarettes, asbestos and plutonium. They found a direct link to consuming processed meat and cancer, looking over 800 studies from ten different countries. That means one serving of deli meats daily (50 gram portion of processed meat) increases the risks of COLO-RECTAL cancer by 18 %.
Consuming animal products is the cause of many severe diseases people are suffering from nowadays. my grandfather died from the major implications caused by meat and dairy consumption and i am sure everybody knows someone who died or suffered from these consequences.
These Diseases only started existing when we started eating processed animal products daily and increased the servings per day to a RIDICULOUs amount. 
Many people tell me that mankind is supposed to eat meat and that we have been hunters for decades. WELL YES THAT IS TRUE BUT PLEASE LOOK INTO THIS MORE precisely.. 
When we were hunting it wasn't always easy to find wild animal. Sometimes man were out in the woods for several days and when they got something it was hardly enough for everyone. So they shared small portions. Pregnant women got a bigger serving and also children who were in their grow process needed a more protein and received more. So in the meantime, when there was no meat available, the ate nuts, berries and plants. The amount of animal products they consumed was rare and their way of living (running, hunting, fishing, carrying firewood) is
C O M P L E T E L Y  different  to the way we live today. Today people start their day with so much animal protein for breakfast that a Stone Age man would have had in a week. 
The Organization classifies red meat as group two carcinogen.
So how is it possible that also kids are allowed to eat Bacon, Ham, Sausages and Salami, being declared as unhealthy as smoking cigarettes by the world health organization?
In the 60s no one would have ever believed that one day people are not allowed to have a smoke and a beer after work in their FAVORITE pub anymore. Now it is impossible just thinking about lighting a cigarette somewhere inside and smoker nowadays feel rather isolated standing outside alone. 
This change took only a few years.. the same will happen with eating meat (i am just curious how long it will take ;))
Therefore we need to educate ourselves,
share the knowledge and stop consuming animal products!
 

Yoga

Books
Ich.bin.jetzt. (Su Buson)
Autobiography of a Yogi (Paramahansa yogananda)
The Surrender Experiment (Michael A. Singer)
Yogasutra (Patanjali)
Bhagavad gita
Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha
Yoga Sequencing (Mark Stephens)

Hatha Yoga – For Teachers and Practitioners
(Ramjain & Kalyani Hauswirth-Jain)

 

Instagram
Tahlia Villanti – @thaliavillanti
Janine –@lustforlife.yoga
Samsara – @samsara_livingandart
Trunkstudios – @trunkstudios

 

Links
gaia
samsara – living and art
trunkstudios – syd

 

MEDITATION

 

 

Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It’s a way of entering into the quiet that’s already there – buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day. – Deepak Chopra

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!