Yoga and (competitive) sports

8 reasons why (top) athletes should include yoga in their training The German national soccer team does it, as does Dirk Nowitzki, as well as tennis player Novak Đoković and top mountain bikers Pauline Ferrand Prevot and Kate McCourtney – they all do yoga. And they are by no means the only professional athletes who […]

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Yoga and Ayurveda for a Healthier and Fitter Body (and you)

Self Paced 5 Hours Online Course You feel disconnected from your body and already try for ages to get rid of these extra pounds, but all types of diets and methods you attempted so far never worked? You look for a holistic and wholesome approach to get back to a body with which you feel […]

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Yoga online courses, retreats, workshops and lessons at Yoga Maya India

India is currently in the second major corona wave and thus in another complete lockdown. This means an indefinite curfew, just like a year ago when India imposed a five-week curfew on the population at the very beginning of the pandemic. Sometimes I feel like the time between the two lockdowns didn’t even exist. Again […]

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The Eight Principles of Ayurvedic nutrition

Another article of mine in the Ayurveda series. As you can read, after my training I am still completely in Ayurveda fever. At the moment I am also working on a two-week Ayurveda and Yoga online retreat. So for me everything revolves around Ayurveda at the moment and that also feels really good in everyday […]

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Dinacharya

The Ayurvedic daily routine An important goal in Ayurveda is to maintain the health of the healthy. According to Ayurveda, this succeeds in addition to a healthy diet with a healthy lifestyle. The Dinacharya contributes to a healthy lifestyle – the Ayurvedic daily routine. In Ayurveda, it is particularly important to have a regular daily […]

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Three months in an Ayurveda clinic in Kerala

Since I became unemployed as a tour operator overnight, so to speak, in March 2020, I decided to use this unique opportunity and spend my free time with intensive training in Ayurveda. The Ayurvedic Clinic “Greens Ayurveda” has been directed by Doctor Asghar since 2000. In addition to Ayurvedic retreats and Panchakarma cures, a wide […]

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My Ayurveda Spa at home

One of the eight branches in Ayurveda is called Rasayana and deals with “rejuvenation”. Of course, the Rasayana applications are not really making you younger, but may well prolong life or give more quality to life. The tissue is built up and strengthened and in general, more well-being is ensured. In a small personal setting, […]

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Kichadi and Shank Prakshalan

Ayurvedic Yogic Cleansing Cure When I heard that we have a three-week exit ban I panicked briefly and told my boyfriend directly that I would take a fasting cure. On the one hand, because I was affright that otherwise, my whole day would revolve around food with no exercise, but huge weight gain instead. On […]

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Nataraj Asana- Shiva, the Cosmic Dancer

Many of you, who have been practising yoga for a little longer will know him- Nataraj- Shiva, as a cosmic dancer. Some of you have certainly practiced it more often as an advanced balance – back-bending Asana, others may know him as a statue from the shelf of a yoga school. I also have a […]

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Yoga trekking in India – a report from the point of view of the organizer

During the seven-day yoga trek in the Hamta Valley near Manali in the Indian Himalayas, I had to stop every now and then to look into the mountain landscape, take a deep breath and realize what I was doing here! I was on a seven-day trekking tour. In India. In the Himalayas. In the best […]

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Singing Bowl Healing

In my life here in the Indian part of the Himalayas, singing bowls are ubiquitous. Not only does a large part of the Tibetan refugee community live in the Indian mountain states of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh, but a large part of the population is themselves Buddhist and singing bowls are part of everyday life. […]

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Three-week yoga break in Goa

I have once again followed the call of yoga and this time it has taken me back to Goa, Arambol – to the same place where I had  my first official yoga teacher training exactly seven years ago. I  wanted to use my momentary independence to delve a little deeper into yoga and came across […]

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India is still swinging in me

A wonderful report by Elke, who travelled India with the help of Chalo!Travels. She stayed in a Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh and did a  Yoga Trek in the Himalayas. This beautiful writing deserves a place on the Chalo! Travels Blog. Dirty, noisy. I cannot stand the sight of this extreme poverty. These are some of […]

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Chair Yoga for Senior Citiziens- A Christmas gift for my grandma(s)

A year ago, my grandma was able to take part in the “Yoga for Elderly”. But at above 80 years, it’s not so easy anymore to get on and off the mat. In the table pose, the knees and wrists hurt, balance exercises are hard to hold and uncertainty arises. All this makes the yoga […]

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Yoga Retreat in December at Shri Jasnath Ashram (21.12.2018- 04.01.2019)

I myself probably look at least as much  forward to the yoga retreat in the Rajasthan Shri Jasnath Ashram as my guests! After all, I know the ashram and the ashram family so well, that a trip there is like a homecoming. The ashram itself has a wonderful quiet, but also powerful atmosphere and after […]

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Yoga for the heart – Backbends, chanting and Kundalini yoga

My yoga guru Vishva from Rishikesh creates his Yoga classes always around a soecific themeand combines that withphilosophy, mantras, asanas, pranayama, meditation and relaxation within his classes Like this you go into a real deep practise, incooperate all aspects of Yoga and even take something with you out of the classroom For my yoga students […]

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Why stretching is so important for cyclists

With a 24 minute yoga video “Stretching for cyclists” In the last six months I have not only trained diligently on the bike, but also acquired intensive theoretical knowledge regarding the training teaching etc. I learned that in addition to the actual training on the bike and some strength training, especially regular stretching and the […]

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Chalo! Travels Newsletter June 2018 : Preparing for your trip to India

This beautiful Chalo! Travels Newsletter was written this month by Gracy, our new intern, and I thought I’d post it on our blog right away. Have fun reading, Sarah A cheerful hello to the round of India enthusiasts, my name is Gacy, I come from lively Berlin and now live in India for half a […]

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Life and Yoga in Indian Ashrams

Three ashrams- three very different experiences. One Ashram and another Ashram can be 2 complete different things. If you plan to stay in one for a while in India, you should know exactly what to expect from an ashram stay in India and then make the right decision. I have published an article on the […]

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Five days of yoga trekking and six-day mountain bike pilot tour from Dharamshala to Manali

Amelie and Marlies are not only two very ambitious sportswomen, but also very adventurous travellers. Together they have been travelling almost all over the world. While Marlies is active in outdoor sports such as trail running, mountaineering, mountain biking and climbing, Amelie is an active triathlete and trains almost every day. […]

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Yoga in an Indian Ashram in the middle of Rajasthan

Why everyone must have been in the Shri Jasnath Ashram at least once in their life! Yoga anytime, anywhere You can do yoga anywhere: in the studio, at home, on holiday – you don’t need a lot of space and equipment. A yoga mat is enough and your own yoga practice can begin! That’s what’s […]

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My trip to India and to myself- advice from a spiritual seeker

“A guest post by Lisa, who started her trip to India with a trek in the Himalayas with Chalo! Travels. Lisa did a yoga teacher training at Shri Jasnath Ashram, a small ashram in Rajasthan where Chalo-Travels offers yoga and Ayurveda retreats and Sarah teaches as a yoga teacher. In addition, Sarah met Lisa again […]

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Week 6 – Yoga teacher training in Rishikesh: Graduation

Yesterday, the end of the six incredible weeks at Anand Prakash Ashram was celebrated with a ceremonial closing ceremony. I can’t believe that this intense and instructive time is actually over. In addition to my further education as a yoga teacher, I was also able to develop as a yogini and to experience this in […]

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Week Four: Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

Oooooohhhhmmmmmm, that was a week! On Monday we went directly with “empty stomach” for meditation at 5:20 am and then to the yoga class. For breakfast we had the infamous Kichidi with an extra banana for one last time. This brings the intestinal cleansing cum fasting cure from last weekend to an end. The following […]

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Third Week of The Yoga Teacher Course in Rishikesh

About Kundalini Yoga, Kichidi, the Bhagavad Gita and Intestinal Restoration The days are passing very quickly. I can’t believe that the third week of the course is already done! Half of the training is over. The ashram has actually become my temporary home. I feel really comfortable and while I’ve been exhausted many times in […]

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About cleaning methods, rituals and biscuits with chai

Second week of the yoga teacher training in Rishikesh So much has happened since last Sunday. It is a small challenge to describe the last week in words. I was allowed to spend my twenty-eighth birthday in a completely yogic way, tried to choke down  a metre-long cotton ribbon and stared into my counterpart’s eyes […]

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Report 1: 300 hours of yoga teacher training in Rishikesh

First week Today is Sunday, our day off and I actually have some time to reflect on the last week at the Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram and to share about my “Akhanda Yoga Teacher Training” while I sit in a nice café on the Ganges in Rishikesh. […]

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Fascia Yoga- Role out your fascia

An interview with Amiena Zylla Fascia. With a little interest in exercise, fitness and body, you can hardly get past the new big topic, unless you live like me, secluded in a small Indian mountain village in the Himalayas. During my recent visit to Germany, I naturally became curious about the ominous fascia, of which […]

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Yoga World Munich

Some impressions and thoughts about The Yoga World 2017 in Munich Barbara Noh, Patrick Broome, Dr.Ronald Steiner, Christine May. They all accompany me as a yoga teacher through online yoga classes or newspaper articles on my own yoga path for several years. Now I was especially looking forward to meeting these yoga teachers at the […]

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The best places in India to practice yoga

In the meantime, yoga has become popular all over the world. Many of us have integrated yoga firmly into our everyday life and visit a yoga class at least once a week. Yoga feels good, relaxes and keeps us physically and mentally in balance. […]

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In an ashram in Rishikesh

Start the day with meditation It’s pitch black when I sneak out of my room at 5:20 am and walk into the yoga hall on the higher floor. The hall is already well filled. But there is only silence. I find an empty space in the back corner and roll out my yoga mat on […]

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Kids Yoga – 9 Creative Kids Yoga Game Ideas

When I am at Shri jasnath Ashram in Rajastan, I regularly teach the village children in yoga. The 8 to 13-year-olds have a very different, everyday approach to yoga, because their upbringing is shaped by the Hindu religion and spirituality. In addition, unlike westernized teenagers, they have a very good body awareness – Chakrasana- the […]

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One-week children’s yoga camp in Rajasthan

Volunteering in India Wow, I can’t believe that tomorrow everything will be over again! Seven days of yoga, dancing, sports, English, art, karate, singing, laughing, crying and twenty-two children who have grown close to my heart! […]

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Yoga Ayurveda Retreat in Rajasthan

We all had a great time during our two-week yoga and Ayurveda retreat in the small Shri Jasnath Ashram in the desert city of Rajasthan. Beautiful yoga classes, pleasant Ayurveda treatments, delicious and healthy food, some spirituality, lots of peace and beautiful excursions. But read more about it on the Asanayoga.de blog. […]

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Mountaineering or Yoga?

A 15-minute complementary yoga program for trekkers, mountaineers, mountain bikers and climbers When the mountain sport season starts in Manali in April, my yoga mat disappears more and more often and is rolled up below my bed for longer periods. From October to March I am a diziplined and regular yoga practitioner. Hardly a day […]

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Children’s Yoga Camp in Rajasthan

I had the incredible opportunity to run a five-day yoga camp for Rajasthani children from the countryside at Shri Jasnath Ashram in Rajsthan! The holiday camp for the 20 girls and boys was free of charge for the 8 to 13 year old children! Although it is quite hot in Rajasthan in June with temperatures […]

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