Category Archives: Samadi Bali Blog

My Journey with Ashtanga Yoga

By Andrea Drottholm MOVEMENT AND SPORTS, STARTING YOUNG… At an early age I was exposed to sports and movement. My mother knew I needed an outlet for my over load of energy. When I was two years old, my mother dreamt of me as an Ice Princess.  She bought me the smallest ice skates possible […]

 

Pain In Yoga Practice

Let’s pay more attention to ourselves… I felt inspired to write this article on yoga and pain because I am observing and receiving feedback from students with low energy and fatigue, reoccurring injuries popping up in the body and disturbances in the mind and emotions. It’s important to notice we are coming to a new […]

 

Introduction to Ayurveda

Ayurveda’s roots spring from the traditional ancient Indian system of health. Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word which can be broken down to ayur which means life, and veda which translates to science and or knowledge. Together the word ayur and veda means life knowledge.  Ayurveda dates back to over 5,000 years old, developed within the vedic period.  […]

 

Introduction to the Chakras

According to yoga tradition everyone has a subtle body that we cannot see or touch, and that’s where the energy flows. There are seven points in this subtle body, which are thought to be vortexes of energy, called chakras. They are aspects of consciousness interacting with the physical and energetic body through the nervous and […]

 

Yoga For Beginners

Beginning something new can be exciting, yet also daunting, and a bit scary!  I remember when I walked into my first yoga class, the teacher was murmuring strange pose names and humming the word OM as the whole class would following chanting in response several times.  I was certainly not used to all the weird […]

 

Coaching

coaching kukHeya! Who needs some coaching?! The ins and outs of Samadi Bali on coaching and its real benefits Coaching is increasingly popular since the 80s. From personal development to neuro-linguistic programming, from stress management to health and wealth increasing, coaching is a resource more and more sought by people who feel a need to […]

 

Meditation at Samadi

Meditation is a mental and spiritual practice that has been encouraged by many religions, from Buddhism to Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Meditation aims at bringing forth inner peace and serenity through altered consciousness and the slow appeasement of the mind. And here’s what you should know about it! Dispelling the myths around […]

 

Ecstatic Dance at Samadi Bali

To dance ecstatically is to thrive. Most renown dances around the world are the produce of long-standing rituals. They are a manner of worship, of celebration, of storytelling and of myth-making. For the laymen, it surely means taking long and formal classes is needed before to flow gracefully into the lightness of dancing. Yet ecstatic dance […]

 

Yoga 101

In’s and Out’s of a Healthy Life Endeavor Ashtanga, Bikram, Hatha, Kundalini, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Sivananda; You’ve all heard these terms right? So many yoga styles have spread around and become popular worldwide, from Bali to New York City! Although it is mainly seen as just a trendy physical exercise, related to handstand and leg-behind-the-head figures type of […]