Healing body and mind, becoming the best version of your Self
Welcome to ANANDA living! (ananda=Bliss in Sanskrit)
Namaste! My name is Isabel. I’m a passionate human being: passionate about womanhood, motherhood, friendship, foreign cultures, foreign landscapes, nature, ecology, design, practicing and teaching Yoga. Yoga is my guide and harbor through all the worlds I decide to travel. And by Yoga I mean all the ancient techniques working with the physical and subtle body, breath, energy and mind. I don’t limit the practice only to the popular asanas (postures). I believe Yoga is for every body.
Thanks to the science of yoga I’ve managed to choose and live the life that suits me best, in body and mind, following my own intuition rather than the popular waves set by society. Yoga brings out my inner strength, courage, curiosity and energy that allows me to live the life of full potential with all the magic of small and big things.
Here you will find more about the courses I teach to inspire you to take off on your very own beautiful journey, exploring the Self, finding your purpose and become closest to your true nature. I will support You in finding inspiration for the yoga practice in daily life, ON and OFF the mat. I studied Yoga science and technique in depth in India and Nepal for many years, letting yoga become my way of life. I am grateful you found me here and hopefully we can meet in person to share bits of the path together and find the practice that suits you best.
Let your mind become your best companion, your body become a healthy vehicle for that journey, your life become a platform for learning and growth. Raise your energy level up so you can live and walk at your full potential. Let the wisdom of Yoga and the power of meditation inspire you, to be able to connect to your true nature and to help you find the real happiness that lies within.
Come along and lets practice together!
𝕐𝕆𝔾𝕀ℂ ℙℝ𝔸ℂ𝕋𝕀ℂ𝔼𝕊 – Tip of the week
Especially useful and beneficial in corona times, and in winter, and if you live in polluted environments, you can practice simple steps to take care of yourself and your health, following this ancient practice.
The many benefits of JALA NETI include:
- Cleansing of the nasal passage
- Draining dirt and bacteria out of the sinus cavity, thereby strengthening immunity against infections
- Reducing risk of respiratory conditions and curing existing ones (asthma, hay fever…)
- Stimulating the sensory organs in the head
- Stimulating tear ducts
- Improving vision
- Relieving headaches
- Improving focus
- Boosting memory power
What you will need:
– a neti pot
– sea salt (adding salt builds osmotic pressure, which helps in avoiding the flow of water into the nasal membranes; as a thumb rule, when you taste the water prepared for Jala Neti, it should taste similar to your tears.)
– clean lukewarm water (packages are also available in pharmacies, but it is actually quite straight forward to do you own, once you got the hang of it) The neti pot has a conical spout and is made of ceramic or plastic. The pot is filled with warm salt water. The head is tilted to the side, and the pot’s spout is inserted into the top nostril. The individual breathes through the mouth, keeping it open. Water is slowly poured into the nostril, and it is allowed to drain through the lower nostril. The same process is then repeated on the second side. When both sides have been cleansed, the excess water is blown out of the nostrils. If you feel obstructed or congested, you may repeat the steps. You can start by doing the cleansing 2-3x a week. The nasal cleansing technique is one of the six purification technique recommended by the “Hatha Yoga Pradipika,” an authentic text on Hatha yoga. These six purification techniques are called the shatkarma. They are practiced in order to cleanse and strengthen the body, in addition to keeping it illness-free.
Take good care of yourself, you are so worth it.
under the guidance and inspiration of these teachers:
Buddha is not a name, but a title. It is a Sanskrit word that means “a person who is awake.” What a buddha is awake to is the true nature of reality. Simply put, it teaches that we all live in a fog of illusions created by mistaken perceptions and “impurities” — hate, greed, ignorance. A buddha is one who is freed from the fog.
Green Tara is a female Buddha and is known as the mother of liberation. She stands for compassion, long life, healing and serenity. Her mantra is: Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha
Advaita Vedanta taught by Adi Shankara:
Indian philosophy that teaches that there is only one real thing in the universe, pure consciousness, and that everything else is illusion. Advaita Vedanta is closely associated with Jñana Yoga, the yoga of knowledge.
“Illness begins with “I”, Wellness begins with “we”
“Be for ever a student. He and he alone is an old man who feels that he has learnt enough and has need for no more knowledge.”