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  1. MrBalloonHands liked a post in a topic by Reggi in Favorite City?   
    For me, the most beautiful area in the world where I have been, is Thunersee (switzerland). The landscape is breathtaking. I have been there a couple of times (short times, my boyfriend have to work there for a few days), but this summer we have been there only for vacation. I love to climb a mountain and to enjoy the view from there, that´s very relaxing for me. My picture shows one of the paraglindings I did there. So stunning.
    Also I like Barcelona and Sicily. The food is almost too good there!   <a href=http://www.freesmile 
  2. MrBalloonHands liked a post in a topic by Reggi in Ever Been To India?   
    Hi… I´m back! Almost 10 days have left, but it still feels unreal to be here in Germany although I am in my familiar surroundings. India was so fantastic, words cannot describe. I´m so grateful for this experience. Our trip started in Düsseldorf via Dubai to Delhi. There we directly started and visited a Sikh temple and Gandhi memorial. After that we drove about 6 hours to Agra. The guide advertised the new “Autobahn”. Ha, ha it was really rolling but totally ok. We all were so tired from the flight that we in spite of it all immediately felt asleep. After the first night in the hotel, the day started wonderfully. We visited Taj Mahal. We walked around for a while and could explore the area around. It was very impressive and we took wonderful pictures. On that day we also viewed Agra Fort bevor we go further to Jaipur. Next day in Jaipur we saw Palace of the Winds and then we took a ride on an elephant to Fort Amber. (I have to say that I didn´t felt well about the elephants.) Also on that day we visited City Palace of the Maharajas with historical astronomical observatory. The next day we had to get up very early to take the flight to Cochin in Kerala (via Mumbai). After a next long day of traveling we arrived to Carmelites priory in Paravoor. This was our stay for the next 4 days. The fathers and students there were so kind to us. It was awfully nice there. We meet the families and friends of the fathers and visited some schools, students and other families. It was so great to meet this entire people. They were all so kind and grateful. We also did a trip on a fisherman boat, went to a beautiful waterfall and attended to a Hindu festival with elephants and look at a lot of churches. It was a really good time. For the next two days we drove to Munnar. It´s situated at around 1,600 metres above sea level in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. There are kilometers of tea plantations. We took a walk through the plantations and climb the hill across the jungle.  Also we visited a tea museum and factory. I bought a lot of tea there. Next stop was Kumarakom. We did a stunning trip on a gorgeous houseboat on the backwaters. It was about 6 hours and very relaxing. The next hotel was close to a fabulous beach in Mararikulam. The last day we spend for some shopping. After that we drove back to Cochin/Paravoor.  There we had a stunning goodbye-dinner in the priory. I´ve learned so much about India, but there is still so much more to see and learn. So many varieties there! I definitely have to go back at one time.
    I  :13:   India
    Reggi
  3. Reggi liked a post in a topic by MrBalloonHands in March Yoga Project   
    Sure, here ya go: 
     
    Monday, March 2, 2015
    15 minute yoga for tight hips
    30 minute balance video
    spend 3-5 minutes practicing your chosen balance pose
    end in 5-10 minute savasana in supta baddha konasana
    Oops - this is Candace on Greg's computer  
  4. Reggi liked a post in a topic by ptrkrl in March Yoga Project   
    Candace, would you be so kind to put schedule for monday here for all of us that practise in the morning and live in Europe?
  5. Reggi liked a post in a topic by mimisouth in Holiday Yoga Recommendations   
    I know I should perhaps think about creating my own sequences but I would probably only do the poses that I like or think I'm any good at following videos enables me to try other poses and challenge myself.

    I'm also thinking of writing out the poses of some of my favourite videos and take the written notes with me..
  6. Reggi liked a post in a topic by SleepinginSavasana in Holiday Yoga Recommendations   
    I travel for work a couple of days a month and I bought a yoga mat towel to take with me. I've so far only used it on carpet but it's fine for most poses and doesn't take up as much room as a yoga mat. 
     
    I also generally have access to the internet so I do Candace's videos on my ipad. 
  7. Reggi liked a post in a topic by Kjsyogi in Embarrassing Yoga Question.   
    Ok this for the ladies, men I apologize in advance. Ok so I am just going to be blunt about this and pray I am not the only one with this issue. I have been working on supported headstand and shoulder stand, which I really enjoy, however every time I go up into these positions.. Well um air goes into the va jay jay and when I come out of the pose, well we all know the unladylike sounds that follow. I am assuming I should be squeezing my pelvic muscles, like a kegal of some sort but I can't seem to focus on the pose, squeezing and breathing all at once. Lovely ladies of yoga please help!
  8. Reggi liked a post in a topic by Meugenio in Ever Been To India?   
    Ah, so jealous! I'm hoping to go back and visit in the near future!
  9. MrBalloonHands liked a post in a topic by Reggi in Ever Been To India?   
    Hi… I´m back! Almost 10 days have left, but it still feels unreal to be here in Germany although I am in my familiar surroundings. India was so fantastic, words cannot describe. I´m so grateful for this experience. Our trip started in Düsseldorf via Dubai to Delhi. There we directly started and visited a Sikh temple and Gandhi memorial. After that we drove about 6 hours to Agra. The guide advertised the new “Autobahn”. Ha, ha it was really rolling but totally ok. We all were so tired from the flight that we in spite of it all immediately felt asleep. After the first night in the hotel, the day started wonderfully. We visited Taj Mahal. We walked around for a while and could explore the area around. It was very impressive and we took wonderful pictures. On that day we also viewed Agra Fort bevor we go further to Jaipur. Next day in Jaipur we saw Palace of the Winds and then we took a ride on an elephant to Fort Amber. (I have to say that I didn´t felt well about the elephants.) Also on that day we visited City Palace of the Maharajas with historical astronomical observatory. The next day we had to get up very early to take the flight to Cochin in Kerala (via Mumbai). After a next long day of traveling we arrived to Carmelites priory in Paravoor. This was our stay for the next 4 days. The fathers and students there were so kind to us. It was awfully nice there. We meet the families and friends of the fathers and visited some schools, students and other families. It was so great to meet this entire people. They were all so kind and grateful. We also did a trip on a fisherman boat, went to a beautiful waterfall and attended to a Hindu festival with elephants and look at a lot of churches. It was a really good time. For the next two days we drove to Munnar. It´s situated at around 1,600 metres above sea level in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. There are kilometers of tea plantations. We took a walk through the plantations and climb the hill across the jungle.  Also we visited a tea museum and factory. I bought a lot of tea there. Next stop was Kumarakom. We did a stunning trip on a gorgeous houseboat on the backwaters. It was about 6 hours and very relaxing. The next hotel was close to a fabulous beach in Mararikulam. The last day we spend for some shopping. After that we drove back to Cochin/Paravoor.  There we had a stunning goodbye-dinner in the priory. I´ve learned so much about India, but there is still so much more to see and learn. So many varieties there! I definitely have to go back at one time.
    I  :13:   India
    Reggi
  10. MrBalloonHands liked a post in a topic by Reggi in Ever Been To India?   
    Hi… I´m back! Almost 10 days have left, but it still feels unreal to be here in Germany although I am in my familiar surroundings. India was so fantastic, words cannot describe. I´m so grateful for this experience. Our trip started in Düsseldorf via Dubai to Delhi. There we directly started and visited a Sikh temple and Gandhi memorial. After that we drove about 6 hours to Agra. The guide advertised the new “Autobahn”. Ha, ha it was really rolling but totally ok. We all were so tired from the flight that we in spite of it all immediately felt asleep. After the first night in the hotel, the day started wonderfully. We visited Taj Mahal. We walked around for a while and could explore the area around. It was very impressive and we took wonderful pictures. On that day we also viewed Agra Fort bevor we go further to Jaipur. Next day in Jaipur we saw Palace of the Winds and then we took a ride on an elephant to Fort Amber. (I have to say that I didn´t felt well about the elephants.) Also on that day we visited City Palace of the Maharajas with historical astronomical observatory. The next day we had to get up very early to take the flight to Cochin in Kerala (via Mumbai). After a next long day of traveling we arrived to Carmelites priory in Paravoor. This was our stay for the next 4 days. The fathers and students there were so kind to us. It was awfully nice there. We meet the families and friends of the fathers and visited some schools, students and other families. It was so great to meet this entire people. They were all so kind and grateful. We also did a trip on a fisherman boat, went to a beautiful waterfall and attended to a Hindu festival with elephants and look at a lot of churches. It was a really good time. For the next two days we drove to Munnar. It´s situated at around 1,600 metres above sea level in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. There are kilometers of tea plantations. We took a walk through the plantations and climb the hill across the jungle.  Also we visited a tea museum and factory. I bought a lot of tea there. Next stop was Kumarakom. We did a stunning trip on a gorgeous houseboat on the backwaters. It was about 6 hours and very relaxing. The next hotel was close to a fabulous beach in Mararikulam. The last day we spend for some shopping. After that we drove back to Cochin/Paravoor.  There we had a stunning goodbye-dinner in the priory. I´ve learned so much about India, but there is still so much more to see and learn. So many varieties there! I definitely have to go back at one time.
    I  :13:   India
    Reggi
  11. MrBalloonHands liked a post in a topic by Reggi in Ever Been To India?   
    Hi… I´m back! Almost 10 days have left, but it still feels unreal to be here in Germany although I am in my familiar surroundings. India was so fantastic, words cannot describe. I´m so grateful for this experience. Our trip started in Düsseldorf via Dubai to Delhi. There we directly started and visited a Sikh temple and Gandhi memorial. After that we drove about 6 hours to Agra. The guide advertised the new “Autobahn”. Ha, ha it was really rolling but totally ok. We all were so tired from the flight that we in spite of it all immediately felt asleep. After the first night in the hotel, the day started wonderfully. We visited Taj Mahal. We walked around for a while and could explore the area around. It was very impressive and we took wonderful pictures. On that day we also viewed Agra Fort bevor we go further to Jaipur. Next day in Jaipur we saw Palace of the Winds and then we took a ride on an elephant to Fort Amber. (I have to say that I didn´t felt well about the elephants.) Also on that day we visited City Palace of the Maharajas with historical astronomical observatory. The next day we had to get up very early to take the flight to Cochin in Kerala (via Mumbai). After a next long day of traveling we arrived to Carmelites priory in Paravoor. This was our stay for the next 4 days. The fathers and students there were so kind to us. It was awfully nice there. We meet the families and friends of the fathers and visited some schools, students and other families. It was so great to meet this entire people. They were all so kind and grateful. We also did a trip on a fisherman boat, went to a beautiful waterfall and attended to a Hindu festival with elephants and look at a lot of churches. It was a really good time. For the next two days we drove to Munnar. It´s situated at around 1,600 metres above sea level in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. There are kilometers of tea plantations. We took a walk through the plantations and climb the hill across the jungle.  Also we visited a tea museum and factory. I bought a lot of tea there. Next stop was Kumarakom. We did a stunning trip on a gorgeous houseboat on the backwaters. It was about 6 hours and very relaxing. The next hotel was close to a fabulous beach in Mararikulam. The last day we spend for some shopping. After that we drove back to Cochin/Paravoor.  There we had a stunning goodbye-dinner in the priory. I´ve learned so much about India, but there is still so much more to see and learn. So many varieties there! I definitely have to go back at one time.
    I  :13:   India
    Reggi
  12. MrBalloonHands liked a post in a topic by Reggi in Ever Been To India?   
    Hi… I´m back! Almost 10 days have left, but it still feels unreal to be here in Germany although I am in my familiar surroundings. India was so fantastic, words cannot describe. I´m so grateful for this experience. Our trip started in Düsseldorf via Dubai to Delhi. There we directly started and visited a Sikh temple and Gandhi memorial. After that we drove about 6 hours to Agra. The guide advertised the new “Autobahn”. Ha, ha it was really rolling but totally ok. We all were so tired from the flight that we in spite of it all immediately felt asleep. After the first night in the hotel, the day started wonderfully. We visited Taj Mahal. We walked around for a while and could explore the area around. It was very impressive and we took wonderful pictures. On that day we also viewed Agra Fort bevor we go further to Jaipur. Next day in Jaipur we saw Palace of the Winds and then we took a ride on an elephant to Fort Amber. (I have to say that I didn´t felt well about the elephants.) Also on that day we visited City Palace of the Maharajas with historical astronomical observatory. The next day we had to get up very early to take the flight to Cochin in Kerala (via Mumbai). After a next long day of traveling we arrived to Carmelites priory in Paravoor. This was our stay for the next 4 days. The fathers and students there were so kind to us. It was awfully nice there. We meet the families and friends of the fathers and visited some schools, students and other families. It was so great to meet this entire people. They were all so kind and grateful. We also did a trip on a fisherman boat, went to a beautiful waterfall and attended to a Hindu festival with elephants and look at a lot of churches. It was a really good time. For the next two days we drove to Munnar. It´s situated at around 1,600 metres above sea level in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. There are kilometers of tea plantations. We took a walk through the plantations and climb the hill across the jungle.  Also we visited a tea museum and factory. I bought a lot of tea there. Next stop was Kumarakom. We did a stunning trip on a gorgeous houseboat on the backwaters. It was about 6 hours and very relaxing. The next hotel was close to a fabulous beach in Mararikulam. The last day we spend for some shopping. After that we drove back to Cochin/Paravoor.  There we had a stunning goodbye-dinner in the priory. I´ve learned so much about India, but there is still so much more to see and learn. So many varieties there! I definitely have to go back at one time.
    I  :13:   India
    Reggi
  13. MrBalloonHands liked a post in a topic by Reggi in Ever Been To India?   
    Hi… I´m back! Almost 10 days have left, but it still feels unreal to be here in Germany although I am in my familiar surroundings. India was so fantastic, words cannot describe. I´m so grateful for this experience. Our trip started in Düsseldorf via Dubai to Delhi. There we directly started and visited a Sikh temple and Gandhi memorial. After that we drove about 6 hours to Agra. The guide advertised the new “Autobahn”. Ha, ha it was really rolling but totally ok. We all were so tired from the flight that we in spite of it all immediately felt asleep. After the first night in the hotel, the day started wonderfully. We visited Taj Mahal. We walked around for a while and could explore the area around. It was very impressive and we took wonderful pictures. On that day we also viewed Agra Fort bevor we go further to Jaipur. Next day in Jaipur we saw Palace of the Winds and then we took a ride on an elephant to Fort Amber. (I have to say that I didn´t felt well about the elephants.) Also on that day we visited City Palace of the Maharajas with historical astronomical observatory. The next day we had to get up very early to take the flight to Cochin in Kerala (via Mumbai). After a next long day of traveling we arrived to Carmelites priory in Paravoor. This was our stay for the next 4 days. The fathers and students there were so kind to us. It was awfully nice there. We meet the families and friends of the fathers and visited some schools, students and other families. It was so great to meet this entire people. They were all so kind and grateful. We also did a trip on a fisherman boat, went to a beautiful waterfall and attended to a Hindu festival with elephants and look at a lot of churches. It was a really good time. For the next two days we drove to Munnar. It´s situated at around 1,600 metres above sea level in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. There are kilometers of tea plantations. We took a walk through the plantations and climb the hill across the jungle.  Also we visited a tea museum and factory. I bought a lot of tea there. Next stop was Kumarakom. We did a stunning trip on a gorgeous houseboat on the backwaters. It was about 6 hours and very relaxing. The next hotel was close to a fabulous beach in Mararikulam. The last day we spend for some shopping. After that we drove back to Cochin/Paravoor.  There we had a stunning goodbye-dinner in the priory. I´ve learned so much about India, but there is still so much more to see and learn. So many varieties there! I definitely have to go back at one time.
    I  :13:   India
    Reggi
  14. Meugenio liked a post in a topic by Reggi in Ever Been To India?   
     
     
     
     
    Hey together! Thank you for your kind words. I´m really excited. Can´t believe, just one day and the trip will start. Vaccinations are checked and all adventurous arrangements are done. First we will go to the north (Delhi, Agra, Jaipur) then to the North around Cochin/Kerala.
    I will tell you abou everthing after my return.
    See you!
  15. Reggi liked a post in a topic by YogaByCandace in 31 Day Strength Project!   
    I'm so happy to hear all about your experiences and ups and down (well, wait, that came out wrong - not happy to hear about your downs, but you know what I mean). So glad you have stuck with it and have seen improvement overall. 
     
    To share my own personal experience w this project: I didn't follow the schedule mostly because I do a LOT of yoga for custom DVDs and shooting videos etc each day so to add a full out personal practice each day would probably leave me with very little time in the day. However, I did my own personal practice focusing on strength building this month. I practiced when I could, for whatever duration I could (sometimes just ten mins, sometimes an hour), and I tried to let go of expectations for myself. I had set out with the intention to even out my left side (weak side), work on tick tocks (which I hate), and work on handstand (which I love/hate). I feel like overall my strength has improved - what a difference just ten mins a day focusing on tick tock and handstands made! I noticed the added bonus of a more smooth forearm stand (I think I might be getting to the point where I could begin practicing pressing up), so that was awesome, too. 
     
    By far my favorite part of the project has been going through the instagram hashtag and seeing people's growth. It's incredible what our bodies can do with a bit of consistency! So proud of everyone!! 
  16. Reggi liked a post in a topic by Meugenio in Ever Been To India?   
    Ah I love India! I've traveled to south India twice on a college service trip; we learned about Indian culture and religion in Chennai, went to learn about what the Jesuits are doing to help the Dalit or Untouchable people in a very small village (it's not even on Google maps so I can never find it haha) and then went to Pondicherry (if you get a chance to go, definitely check out Mahabalipuram!). I'm so jealous you get to go to what people call the golden triangle of India: Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. It looks like you'll be mostly in north India, so maybe you could also visit the Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) in Amritsar.
     
    I have a couple of tips:
    1. Talk to your doctor about medical precautions. You should ask for anti-malaria medications and check to make sure that you're vaccinated for Hepatitis A and B, yellow fever and other preventable diseases.
     
    2. Try not to drink anything with ice in it. If you go to a restaurant, ask for bottled water. We always did this to make sure our water was clean.
     
    3. If you know you'll be visiting temples, pack a few pieces that cover you up a bit more (covered shoulders and knees are usually a good bet). Some places, like Sikh temples, will require you to cover your head before going in; you can bring a scarf in case but they will also probably provide some to borrow at the temple.
     
    4. Also, when you visit temples, it's best to ask if you are allowed to take pictures. Some temples we visited were fine with pictures, some encouraged it while others completely forbid it.
     
    Hmmm, that's all I can think of for right now. But please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions I could possibly answer for you! =)
     
    Funny story about driving in India: while in the village, we would stay with the Jesuits and they would usually drive us around to various places. There was one time when our driver (who is a really kind and funny priest) actually entered the highway on the wrong side of the road. YEP, there were definitely cars and trucks coming at us! But he managed to get us back on the right side of the road in no time, so it was fine haha!
  17. Reggi liked a post in a topic by Meugenio in 31 Day Strength Project!   
    allieoxenfree, I totally understand your feeling of being a little afraid of headstand. I was also super afraid at the beginning and even through the first two weeks of consistently practicing headstand. I was constantly worried that I'd break myself somehow haha. I know it sounds crazy, but I had to find my focus and a way to let go at the same time. I was frustrated at the beginning when I could barely get my feet off the ground. But, when I kept trying to let go of fear and expectation and just focus on my breath, engaging core muscles and pressing into the mat, that's when the real breakthroughs came! And I learned how to fall backwards in a way that felt best for me haha (which happened and happens a lot still!). Keep at it; you got this, girl! =)
  18. Reggi liked a post in a topic by YogaByCandace in 31 Day Strength Project!   
    I think so! Grasshopper is not only strength in the upper body and core but a lot of flexibility in the hips and torso, so pay close attention to that when you practice. 
     
    Great picks!
     
    Hi! Welcome! I'm going to have a suggested schedule every week that will give links to various videos and sequences for each day of the week (with some rest days!). It also tells you exactly what to do and when to do it when it comes to practicing your chosen pose. It's your choice to either pick and choose a few links from the schedule, follow all of it, or do your own thing. My suggestion would be to take a look at the schedule when it comes out (every Thursday) and see how it goes for you, then adjust as needed. Hope that helps to clear things up 
  19. Reggi liked a post in a topic by Yogabliss in Slippery Manduka Mat   
    I got my manduka black pro for Xmas and im just getting around to use it and it indeed is slippery , you can feel the coating on top, I tried the salt scrubb and the difference was very little , I also tried a baking soda and a bit of water scrubb and that helped a lot more, but it still was kinda slippery to my opininon, so I went ahead and got a very fine grade sanding sponge, and rubed my mat with it in a circular motion and it feels like the coating is finally gone or at least is not slippery anymore , Im very happy with my mat now it took a bit of work but it is totally worth it
  20. Reggi liked a post in a topic by Reggi in 31 Day Strength Project!   
    Count me in again! Great theme! I'm excited. Have to think about which pose I'll take... Maybe head- or handstand?!?
  21. Reggi liked a post in a topic by Reggi in 31 Day Strength Project!   
    Count me in again! Great theme! I'm excited. Have to think about which pose I'll take... Maybe head- or handstand?!?
  22. Reggi liked a post in a topic by Reggi in 31 Day Strength Project!   
    Count me in again! Great theme! I'm excited. Have to think about which pose I'll take... Maybe head- or handstand?!?
  23. Reggi liked a post in a topic by Reggi in 31 Day Strength Project!   
    Count me in again! Great theme! I'm excited. Have to think about which pose I'll take... Maybe head- or handstand?!?
  24. Reggi liked a post in a topic by Reggi in 31 Day Strength Project!   
    Count me in again! Great theme! I'm excited. Have to think about which pose I'll take... Maybe head- or handstand?!?
  25. Reggi liked a post in a topic by YogaByCandace in 31 Day Strength Project!   
    Yay, great choice!
     
    Let us know! Happy you'll be joining in!
     
    Let us know what you decide! Happy to have you on board!
     
    That's a great one!
     
    Yay! Do what scares you!  That's where the magic happens 
     
    Yay! Glad to have you join in! Crow is a great choice!
     
    Oo quite a decision you have! They'll likely all benefit from the consistent practice, so really it's just a matter of which one to focus on. Or maybe you choose them all and see how they improve over time?