Ambika Yoga

Sivananda yoga classes in Brussels


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The importance of having your own yoga mat

I would like to share with you the importance of having your own yoga mat. First of all, it’s important for hygiene reasons. If you practice yoga, you most likely sweat a bit (or a lot) and loose some cells caused by the friction on the mat, these you better keep to yourself, so don’t lend out your yoga mat …

More importantly, every time you practice your yoga asanas you generate energy and this energy goes into the yoga mat. You want to keep this energy flow to yourself and not get someone else’s energy mixed with your own by using another person’s mat. So my advice is to buy a yoga mat that you can take with you to your class, use at home and bring on trips as well. If you don’t yet have your own mat, you can bring a towel to the class to cover a studio mat until you’ve gotten your own.

Nowadays it’s easy to find affordable good quality mats, a reliable online store is www.yogashop.be or buy one in Sampoorna Yoga Studio in the center of Brussels.

Some do’s & don’ts regarding your yoga mat

  • Be careful when using soap when cleaning your mat, the soap can leave a film on the mat which causes it to be slippery. Best to rinse it with water and air dry.
  • Always let your mat air after practice.
  • Avoid lending your mat to a friend, for hygiene and energy reasons as explained earlier.

My yoga mats

  • standard: a very good choice if you have a tight budget, it’s comfortable, comes in many colors. I use this one for my home practice. It’s not heavy, so also easy to carry with you to yoga practice in a yoga bag or using the strings that come with. It’s easy to keep clean (rinse in the shower or bathtub).
  • travel: ultra thin mat that folds and  is easily added to your luggage. It’s a good choice if you want to practice yoga on for instance the hotel carpet floor but don’t want to carry a big yoga mat with you while traveling.
  • yoga towel: excellent choice to use in on top of your yoga studio mats, this one has good grip, is easily washable and light.
  • ECO: a very good choice for ecological purposes and also very high comfortable rating! It’s 6mm thick so this is particularly nice if you have a sore neck from Sarvangasana (shoulderstand). It’s heavier and rolls less easily, so this is more a mat I use uniquely for home practice. (some interesting facts on the TPE material used, read here).


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Healthy, Harmonious and Happy life yoga news

Many people are in search of tips and tricks to live a Healthy, Harmonious and Happy life (or triple-H-life). Yoga offers so many, if not ALL, answers to achieve these objectives.

Through the years on my quest to the triple-H-life, I’ve picked up quite some interesting tools, information & practices and I’m still learning new ones every day! My objective is to share what I’ve learnt with people that are interested to progress on the yoga path or that strive simply to add an ounce of triple-H to their lives.

If you want to join me in the triple-H-life journey, you can register to the Ambika Yoga newsletter that will occur on a regular basis (most likely bi-weekly or monthly).

Register to the Ambika Yoga newsletter:

Om Shanti.


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World Meditation Hour for peace

Many people are looking to bring more silence and peace in their whole being. Meditation is a very powerful tool to achieve this. At the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University you can follow courses and workshops on meditation and positive thinking free of charge (donations are welcome).

Every 3rd Sunday of each month many people in the whole world come together for World Peace Meditation. We understand that our outer world is a reflection of what lies within our collective. By directing our thoughts in a specific, positive way we have the potential to guide the world towards becoming a more loving place.

Whether or not you know how to meditate, you are invited to join us on 18 November from 18.30 to 19.30 and spend 60 minutes of your time radiating peace, love and care to our world. Music and meditation commentaries are played to enhance the experience and guide your thoughts.

Location: Avenue Bischoffsheimlaan 39, 4C, Brussels (nearby ‘Botanique’, so many public transportation options, Villo and easy parking).

Please register here.


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Ambika Yoga teaching schedule November

Om dear yogis,

In November there’ll be 3 weekly yoga classes. I teach as Ambika Yoga in La Sagesse Intérieure every Wednesday evening from 17:45 for 90 minutes. This is an open class. That means that everyone can attend, whether you are a beginner or intermediate student.

On Saturday morning I teach a 60 minute class at the lovely Sampoorna Yoga Studio and on Sunday I teach a 90 minute class at the same place. Both classes are open classes as well.

Yoga mats are available in both locations, but if you have your own mat, it’s always preferable to bring it.

If you have any questions, please send me an email.

Looking forward to welcoming you in class.

Om Namah Sivaya


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Quote about stillness

Deep beneath the noise and storm on the surface, deep beneath the
surging mental waves, there is that stupendous ocean of peace and
stillness. – Sri Swami Sivananda


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First Ambika Yoga class tonight !

Om yogis & yoginis,

Tonight the very first Ambika Yoga class will take place in La Sagesse Intérieure in Etterbeek. 

Yoga strives to unite the body, mind & soul,  to re-energize you, help you balance your emotions and increase you mental & physical flexibility & overall well being.

Hope to welcome you there. 

 

 


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Quote of the week

Health is wealth, peace of mind is happiness, yoga shows the way – Swami Vishnu-Devananda
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