Handstand workshop

Handstand Sandra Botman

The handstand is one of the most admired yet one of the most feared yoga poses. Why? Because most people don’t think they can master it. And we are about to change that!

In this workshop you will build a strong foundation for working towards handstand. We will do this by looking at the different elements that are important in working towards the pose. By doing so you will notice that the pose, but your confidence too, will improve a lot!

De advantages of handstand: Lees verder

Goal setting: teaching handstand at Yoga Festival Amsterdam

handstand zomer yoga nijmegenDo you also know the feeling that it can sometimes be so hard to motivate yourself to do something?

I am the kind of person that needs a goal and time pressure in order to get going. Without a goal I tend to procrastinate, which can result in a feeling of dissatisfaction at the end of the day, when I have not done as much as I wanted to do. Lees verder

Sitting is the new smoking: 10 tips to move that body

Sitting is the new smoking yoga nijmegenDid you hear this slogan already? Think about it: we get up in the morning from our beds, step into our cars or the train, we sit at work, sit during lunch, on the commute back home, and drop on to the couch debating with ourselves wether we should get up to go to the gym or to step on the mat and decide no to, since ‘we had such a rough day’. Is that what we were designed for in the first place? Not at all!

Last year the New York Times wrote: “the more hours that people spend sitting, the more likely they are to develop diabetes, heart disease and other conditions, and potentially to die prematurely — even if they exercise regularly.”

When you sit all day, your telomeres (the caps on the ends of your DNA strands, comparable to the plastic tips of your shoe laces) get shorter. This is a natural proces which causes us to age. But the thing here is that this process goes much faster when we spend our time sitting down!

So how can do good to our body’s? Lees verder