When the Universe is sorta yelling at you... 😁 Walking into change with my shadow as a forerunner 💪🏽 ...and in an infinitely beautiful buddhist parallel, this was on a bridge crossing the river Inn flowing just beneath..✨✨ German philosopher Heidegger coined the expression of jumping over one’s shadow... All wisdom teachings advocate the idea of integrating (rather than avoiding) our shadow = those parts of ourselves that we’re unaware of (mostly suppressed as a coping mechanism for trauma) but that follow us wherever we go. Ironically, the more we try to run away, the bigger and scarier these shadows get, playing out in our external circumstances (sometimes taking on grotesque dimensions) trying to make themselves seen, accepted and integrated into our consciousness. It’s the parts of ourselves we don’t see, don’t feel and don’t move, ie. parts we dis-embody. Embodied Awareness is about learning to *be with* all of it. To have the resilience of facing, owning and loving the whole of ourselves. This is not a mental concept, but a very real, physical experience in the body. Our history and traumas are stored in our bodies, rather than in our prefrontal cortex... and so is our healing and evolution❣️☀️🤗✨ . . . . #change #awarenessthroughmovement #functonalintegration #meditation #feldenkrais #embodiedawareness #embodiedlife #somatics #yoga #psychotherapy #neuroplasticity #insidejob #newyearsresolutions 😜🤙🏽
😂🤪😂 that’s me worshipping the ocean, the sky, the light... it’s what my runs often turn into as I jump for joy for all the beauty and gifts given to us! Saying goodbye to this magic place for the next months 🙏🏽 Gratitude for all the learning, even when it was hard. Looking forward to start traveling tomorrow... 🇦🇹 Innsbruck 🇮🇩 Bali 🇩🇪 Munich 🇩🇪 Berlin
We have the power within us to bring love & positive vibration - to any situation! 🌈✨ . . . 📷 @Till Hu . . #positivity #strongmind #positivemind #health #yoga #feldenkrais #ocean #nature #sun #outdoorlovers #awarenessthroughmovement #onebreathatatime #onestepatatime #embodiedlife #meditation #yogaretreat
When the crux is the approach, not the climbing... 🙈. Atlantida, Portugal. Mind blowing experience, so impressed with the fishermen getting to these places, as they’re the first ones to have ‘opened the way’. The approach is a 150m free (as in free solo...) descent from the lighthouse at Cabo Espichel. Chossy exposed terrain, some downclimbing, then some technical downclimbing & traversing with the waves seemingly wanting to swallow you off the rocks... 🌊 However, the reward matches the challenge - amazing quality of rock, hot, bikini weather in December as well as a surreal setting... I’ll be back... once I’ve forgotten how scary the approach is! Ahaha. . Meanwhile... it feels so good just to be alive! . . Big thanks to the friends guiding the way! . . . Photo & guiding: @tiagofmartins13 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 #climbing #portugal #nature #ocean #sun #challenge #climbergirl
Getting high on the infinite Prana supply...✌🏽 ...on this stunningly beautiful winter day here in Portugal ☀️ . Prana is the yogic term for Life Energy. It lives in Nature, in the Sun, Air, Water, our food... and in our Being. Our choices can either bring us more Prana/vitality or they can drain it. What will you do to raise your vital energy today? . . . #yoga #feldenkrais #ocean #nature #sun #bodywork #yogaretreat #outdoorlovers #awarenessthroughmovement #onebreathatatime #onestepatatime #embodiedlife #meditation
Praia Grande, home beach, shining like liquid gold in October ✨ Excited to share the Ocean & Nature, Yoga and Feldenkrais experience with you next year! Registrations now open via website. Link in bio. . . #yoga #feldenkrais #ocean #nature #sun #yogaretreat #awarenessthroughmovement #onebreathatatime #onestepatatime #embodiedlife #meditation
In 1975 a team of 4 alpinists from communist Romania set off to summit the Koh-e-Bandaka peak 6.843m in the Hindu Kush range in Afghanistan. My father, Zoltan Kovacs, was one of them. They drove 16.000 km to Afghanistan in his Trabant and a Dacia. All their equipment for the climb of a nearly 7.000m altitude peak was self-made (!), since such equipment was not available in the communist country at that time. Sleeping bags, down jackets, backpacks... a large part was made by my dear grandmother. The ice picks, crampons, ice screws, were designed and produced by my godfather and my dad's best friend, Toni Demeter, also member of the expedition. Ionel Coman, leader of the expedition and author, published a book in Romanian and Hungarian describing the whole adventure. The person on the cover of the book is my father 😉
What is Feldenkrais and what is it good for? Fundamentally AWARENESS. A more joyful relationship to gravity, to our body, to our world. ⚡️ . . #feldenkrais #awarenessthroughmovement #joy #nature #meditation #yoga #surfing #climbing #martialarts #dance #awareness #feldenkraisportugal
Gratitude to witness Her Majesty. The vast power and beauty of Nature! The video doesn’t do the experience justice - seeing this giant swell here at my home beach, what a gift! High on stoke⚡️! Remember we come from Her and we’ll also go back into her unending cycle. Let’s keep a wider vision than our daily preoccupations and worries, let’s be grateful for every moment we have here and enjoy & honor her beauty.
Small group for our Monday Feldenkrais class as many are traveling but we’re having so much fun! Cozy & warm by the fire, in the heart of breathtaking Nature thanks to @xico.rodrigues ✌🏽Last class for the season tonight and looking forward to starting again in March! #feldenkrais #awarenessthroughmovement
Mountains rolling in... excited about surfing but also about getting onto some real mountains next month 😊🏄♀️🧗🏽♀️🔜 Siurana ✌🏽
That surfed out feeling... never expected to improve so much (😂 still feel like a beginner, just much more confident) and have so much fun. Grateful for charging up with so much positive energy from the Ocean, the Sun, the Air, Movement... ⚡️pure magic⚡️...Happiness can be so simple!