THE PRACTICE OF TAKING REST

We have reached the time of year when summer has left us for good. Unfortunately, both on the calendar and off. The shorter days, cooler mornings, and often long patches of rain are upon us. But it is also a time of new beginnings, the beginning of Autumn, the beginning of the school year, the return to work after our holidays. In the perfect world we should all be well-rested after our holidays, and return with new passion and energy to our daily life. But is this always the truth? Do we still know how to truly take rest? Today, I wanted to have a closer look at the practice of taking rest.

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Four-bean carrot chilli

The beautiful month of June is finally here, with the warm sunny days and long evenings. Whenever I have a free afternoon at home, I love to spend some time in the kitchen, making a delicious and healthy dinner for us to enjoy together. The long evenings are great to spend some family time on the terrace or balcony, and food just tastes even better in the fresh air. Today I prepared a very nutritious and easy to make, four-bean carrot chilli - you can find the recipe below. It is full of healthy protein and totally vegan, so anyone can enjoy it!

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Tapas in Mysore

I spent last month studying at KPJAYI in Mysore, India. I travel there once a year, to deepen my Yoga studies, practicing with my teacher, Sharathji. It was my third time there, so it seems nothing new, but every time I come, my experience is always new in a way. Today, I wanted to share with you a little bit more about what life in Mysore has been like.

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Milka Hutna
YOGA IN THE SNOW

It’s the end of January, seems like winter has been here forever and is still not going anywhere. So why not embrace it and enjoy the cold, the snow and winter altogether? Today, I wanted to share with you my love for real winter and the mountains. As a yoga student and teacher I am surrounded by people from the yoga „clique”, and there is one main question that is often asked in wintertime: can yogis enjoy skiing?

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Yoga & Christmas

One of my Yoga teachers said, that if someone thinks they have reached enlightenment through yoga, then they should spend a few days at Christmas with their family or family in-law. Nothing better to put you back on track. So, don’t expect this holiday season to be perfect, but appreciate it as it is and learn how to keep your calm. Today I wanted to share with you some ideas of how we can use yoga as a tool to help us during a Family Christmas.

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Home-made Christmas presents

When I was young, my parents would encourage me and my sisters to make Christmas presents ourselves. My mom would say that if you give a present your time, thought, work and most importantly, your love, it will be worth all the much more. Today, as adults (or so at least it seems we must be adults already), we usually buy most of our presents. That doesn’t mean we put less of our thought and love in it, but wouldn’t it be nice to try putting in some more of our time and efforts, once in a while? So, how about bringing back that childhood tradition? Let’s make some presents!

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Embracing Autumn

How to keep a positive spirit while the days get cooler, our holiday tans start fading and suddenly we realise that summer has left us for good? This year we have been exceptionally lucky to have the most beautiful beginning of Autumn season, with amazing sunshine and warm lovely days. But this cannot last forever, and we need to be ready not to let the rainy days bring us down.

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Veggie Up! Healthy salad recipes

After a long hot summer day I don't crave any hot or heavy meals, but usually choose a light dinner. It's a great opportunity to fill up on some delicious seasonal veggies, making sure we eat enough of them every day. I prepared 3 recipe ideas of plant-based veggie dinners, which you can enjoy on their own as a lighter option or eat them on the side of a veggie burger or anything you like :)

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Going out of your comfort zone - on and off the mat

The asana practice is not all sun salutations and pretty postures in which you can manage a smile, there are hard moments, hard times. We are trying to keep a steady ujjayi breath through the whole series, but some positions are so intense for the body and mind that this is not simple. Many people ask why do you do these crazy positions every day? Why the struggle, why put yourself through that? For me the answer is simple…

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Stay Cool this Summer

It’s really important to keep your body in top form in this heat and make sure you are hydrating. I always carry a bottle of water, drinking and filling up as I go. But once the busy day is over, it's great to finally sit back and relax on your balcony with a super refreshing drink in your hand. I prepared 3 healthy and delicious recipes that will cool you down and help you stay hydrated this summer.

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Yoga & Travel 

As summer has finally arrived and the holiday season is upon us, it’s a good moment to talk about keeping a regular yoga practice while away. Is rolling out your travel yoga mat easy or not so much?

How to keep a steady practice while traveling? Whether it’s a summer holiday, a work-related trip or maybe just family visit, it’s important to know how to stay motivated to keep up with your regular practice.

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Veggie dinner recipe "Chickpea & bell pepper curry"

It's finally summer, the time for enjoying delicious meals with family and friends on your terrace or balcony. I always find that feeling the fresh air around you makes the food even more enjoyable. Today we'll be cooking with lots of fresh bell peppers, also making sure the meal is high in protein to keep your energy up! I am sharing with you my recipe for the chickpea & bell pepper curry.

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