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-managament 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.
After being accepted to be a student of the 750 hours of Teacher Training under the guidance of Dr. Desikachar, i set up the idea - which I still find to be the best idea ever - to make my way from the north of Germany to the south-east of india just by the means of hitch-hiking.
I went already all the long way through so many stages in Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, and Turkey – and really: I can’t remember any real negative or dangerous situations happening to me during my full trip; just in case some of you were worried. It might be because I look so tall and strong (probably not.) or because I am just a glueckskind, but I believe it is rather because of the following concept: “what you express to other people, that’s what you’re receiving back from them or other people” – and during my spiritual trip I have really been trying to be very, very, very nice. For example, during most of the times, whenever I didn’t forgot about that mindfulness and open-heartedness, I was just sending out love and laughs to the people – for real!
No matter if they were just passing by with loud turning wheels, while looking away shy or actually since they were just going in the other direction… I felt like, this is the best thing I can do for the other people in that moment and so it reflected back the love towards myself to somehow. Firstly by doing something good to other people – that makes you feel very content too, and secondly because what goes around comes around, isn’t it?!
In this moment at late-night time I am seated for example in a long-distance bus from Kappadokya back to Istanbul – and the price for the ticket wasn’t even paid by me, but from my most beautiful hosts in the magical town of Ortahisar, which is directly the heart of Kappadokya, the most beautiful part of turkey. since I spent my travel-money mainly already on food and for an unnecessary fine to the finance-authorities in Germany I was more than delighted to get a direct lift to istanbul… oha. yessss: so actually, this whole hitchhiking concept during my travel for me is not only there to save the lots of money to travel in this extensive way from one spiritual place to the next one. No, it made me realize that the journey itself is as valuable as arriving in the final destination. And hitchhiking, so I believe, not only makes you meet the best people on the way, but it also is the ultimate challenge and a really strong reminder for humbleness that I as a yoga teacher am really craving for…
Imagine all the strong sunlight-exposure, or the uncertainty of where to sleep the next night, and hunting for rides with many kilograms on the back(pack) and being so much limited equipped compared to your normal everyday life, as well as teaching and being taught in yoga and other life-lessons that’s a really interesting lifestyle and I do actually enjoy it quite a lot. but it apparently isn’t only always the easiest way to go. And as this wouldn’t be enough of fun and full of daily challenges I do keep up my vegan diet, and both can be very hard to keep track of on the road, but in the big picture becomes even more powerful.
For example when I arrived in Italy I struggled so hard until I made myself up to get over it. You know Italy is really special and turned out to be such a surprise for me. Since Italy is in fact the place where commonly everyone really eats so much of meat – I thought it would only be sexy pasta and pizza… - and then they really are not used to take up hitchhikers at all. Concerning just the two facts Italy has taught me to keep up my ideals and dreams and be strong and full of patience. Even though you might sometimes believe it’s not going to happen since the externals are not right, but if you continue to really keep up the good energy and not give in, then it might come to happen sth. very special. When I just arrived in Italy – being kind of let down by the hitchhiking community - a bus full offour hippie-girls comes around the corner to pick you up from the dark streets near the monto blanko channel, drives many kilometers with you, builds up a free-love camp with shared food and saves your laugh and love for this day, okay?!
Well at one point i can be such a cheeky yoga monkey, especially when it is about living in the moment – I REALLY DO LOVE THAT; just following my instincts to LOVE’n’LAUGH, so that I don’t follow a rhythm to blog or write or making my tax-statement… Yes, I might appear to not care, but I do care, but that’s the current moment I care for – I can so much become absorbed in it... So please be patient with me for not blogging for to long, since I had other stuff to take care of – even though i was meant to be doing that for YOGATONIC and you, and also for my own webpage/blog, so please check it out under: www.lovenlaugh.com. Share the love, like it, comment it with many hearts and smileys and make me motivated to go for more, ja?!