It was very clear to me that the months of my travels partly would become very much a hassle and a challenge for me on the mental, physical and emotional levels; such as: I didn’t know what I could eat next as a hungry vegan, where could I build up my tent for sleep, or who would be so kind and stop by with the car to give me a ride forward – this was a planned outcome, mainly for the reason of spiritual growth… coming back to the concept of hitchhiking thousands of miles to india: it’s not always sunny weather on the road, whereas mostly it was way to much sunshine out there so while my skin got sun-burned in the sun, my ego was at some points getting disappointed and frustrated by the circumstance when it was raining or too hot until I realised that nature is random and giving you something uncontrollable and exactly what you need to deal with in any particular moment. And pretty much the same it was with the thousands of people driving by without stopping even though – I thought – they could have.Read More
3. yoga being TAUGHT’N’TEACHING internationally
Travelling is full of new insights into the secrets of life, simply because it is absolutely intense and by that makes you grow personally, spiritually… also with regard to the career if you’re working abroad. Therefore I decided to get on this travel because I’ve been seen this trip as well as one big chance where I get out to teach yoga to the people all over the places. Just before my trip I decided to make it my life and work to teach yoga so I was very much stoked to start advertising, developing and testing out my teaching with the students that I’ve encountered on my way.
For being a traveller – or someone who wants to be more free – I have sth. else to point out: In the river of life it’s sometimes better to flow than to swim. I mean swimming is faster, and more goal-oriented, but at the same time it is a more exhausting mode of making progress. Sometimes it can be easier and more chilled to just go with the flow of the stream. Especially when the river roughly flows in the right direction for you already. So I practiced to follow this as a daily approach for moments and certain situations during my trip
I believe all of you who have been to the most colourful, gigantic and exciting country of India can appreciate how its country men are lovely and sweet AND how they express themselves: if you’re just about to order a fruit-smoothie, getting out of the cheap bus after a bumpy and long-distance drive or having a typical small-talk to rickshaw-drivers – locals quite often do come up with their friendly smiling faces and ask you, the foreign traveler, the following two questions: “WHAT HAPPEN?” (sic!) and “WHY LIKE THIS?”. These questions can really occur in any situation and wherever you are. Just imagine how cool that is, especially when it doesn’t fit in the situation, … I myself admit I haven’t fully gotten the whole picture yet and still enjoyed to use those two simple rhetoric questions a lot, because – as I realised through time and frequent usage - those two expressions are not only great conversation-starters but can be used pretty much all the time when speaking to another person. And do you know why? Because in the life of anybody something (positive/negative/funny or whatever) has happen/ed and there’s always a reason, why it turned out to be like this – therefore you can always come back to those questions, even without knowing the person. In this text I’m answering the questions “WHAT HAPPEN?” and “WHY LIKE THIS?” Basically, so that you can understand that it wasn’t only a madmen’s idea of mine to HITCHHIKE To INDIA, but instead done with good intentions and with a focus on the moment… Through Yoga I – am so happy to have learned from the best and – can remember that it is most important NOT WHAT THE RESULT IS LIKE, BUT HOW YOU DO IT AND HOW IT FEELS LIKE TO YOU …Read More
Michel, the 28 year old-german part of the YOGA-husbands called Michel OZGUR YOGA is admitting to be guilty of not having his blogging work yet as
So, before it is going to be forgotten or already too late: My name is Michel – maybe you remember - the German part of the MOY-phenomenon, (haha!)… well, after having graduated as a master of fashion-management I – due to yoga - full blast started to neglect my career-ideals and am now globally following my passion of turning around my life in order to become a real yoga teacher, so I started to teach yoga to anybody and of course continue to being taught at any place and in every situation in terms of being a yogi.Read More
Meet our new columnists MÖY from ISTANBUL:
A) What exactly are YOU doing in those days and who are you basically?
Özgür: Basically I am ‘Ö’ of MÖY; These days I am working on my body, trying fix my hip injuries which I have a solid relationship for couple of months, and trying to find different ways to tell her that this relationship served me enough, and I learnt my lessons, and trying to convince them to move on different ways. Hopefully soon we will have a peaceful break up. Other than that I am busy with enjoying my days, and take them as they come to me, meet new people, teach little bit of yoga, and do my best to spread the love I accumulated within me.
Michel: I am the part ‘M’ to the MÖY equation, and I would like to say: the Y stands not only for Yoga, but also for all of ‘YOU’. I have been for a bit longer now in a state of rest, after I’ve finished my Fashion-Master and the Turkish-languaged short movie, haha. Unfortunately my physical Yoga part is skipped for now since I am acting like a lazy boy and reading too much books about the Dalai Lama, from Gandhi and the real – and pretty boring – Kamasutra… ;-) But from today on I will keep practicing also through my body no matter how hard my body and mind wants to stay lazy, promise!!!Read More