This week my yoga classes are inspired by the lotus flower. The beautiful plant that grows up through the mud, through darkness, through struggles. When it reaches the surface of the water it opens up to the light of the world in all its beauty...Read More
Still when I watch the photos above of me, Leon and Ditte at sunset outside Hvide Sande or the photos of Leon surfing at Agger Beach last weekend in the most amazingly bright sunny weather I ask myself: IS THAT REALLY DENMARK......Read More
In a black & white world you'll either have positive approach or a negative approach to feeling down. The key is to be aware of your approach and gradually change it to being more and more positive. It's a very powerful way of increasing your mental health and being in control of your own mood and to a certain extent: being in control of your own "downs"Read More
Another one of the very highlights of this summer has been our involvement in some of the annual music, culture & lifestyle festivals which New Zealand is so famous of. Every summer, Kiwis and visitors gather for festivals of all sizes and in all regions of the country. Whether your heart beats for food, music, wine, dance, spirituality or local Maori culture rest assured there's a festival here you'll love.Read More
I've had the opportunity to learn a lot about the basics of TCM right here in little old Shanghai. It has opened up a whole new world of understanding my body, health, balance, and food. Its worth learning a bit about TCM while you live in Shanghai (or anywhere actually) and learn some vital things about your body & health - knowledge which you can take with you when you leave Shanghai and to wherever life may lead you.Read More
Shanghaihabits is now Shantihabits - reborn as a blog less focused on Shanghai and more focused on physical, mental & spiritual health... more Natural Goodness, more Yoga Asanas and more OM chanting! yaaay.
Oh and of course lots of traveling and adventures as always!
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A very Merry Christmas from Leon's family home in New Zealand: Mount Maunganui. This year I'm having a warmer, a brighter and a very different Christmas than what I'm use to. But what it doesn't have of Danish traditions, it certainly has in color - an amazing Christmas mix of Swedish, American, Kiwi & Danish.Read More
No matter where in the world we have our everyday life it just seems like it, everyday life, takes over. We have these good intentions of being happier, of being healthier and of doing more stuff with our friends and family but most days we end up too busy, too stressed, too overwhelmed. It can so easily feel like we don't have the control at all and days as well as life just "happens to us". We need more "Zen" and in my opinion we should all add a spiritual dimension to our life.Read More