Yoga Yay!

14 10 2014

Sometimes it's really puzzling how thoughts can influence reality, right?

Not that I practice it consciously - I tried a bit though, when "The Secret" became a hit - but eventually gave up due to too little determination.

In the past weeks I thought quite often about my yoga mat and where it could possibly be hidden in one of the 100 boxes we haven't unpacked after our move and which are stored in the cellar.

Because I am longing to start yoga again to balance out the time spent sitting and working at my studio desk.

Well... great timing - exactly then I received an e-mail from asanayoga.de with the offer to test some of their yoga products.

I really like the calming vibe of their website and the sustainable, eco-friendly products they offer, so I happily said yes.

I chose the ECO Yoga mat  in a beautiful grey - organically produced in Germany (and on sale right now!) - and a special Energy water bottle.

asana yoga

The glas bottle has an informed tag with positive vibes from pranas, music, mantra, thoughts, prayers etc. to help restructure the water. 

Informed products are backed by 30 years of research and innovation.

The bottle has an innovative design with colored rubber bands all around for a great grip and to protect the glas.

If you knock this bottle accidentally over during yoga class - and that has happened more than one time to me - it barely makes a sound and it doesn't roll away so you don't feel like disturbing the class.

I couldn't decide on one of the bright colors the bottle comes in and ended up choosing the white one.

Ok - I am all set! Happy Yoga!

Thanks to asanayoga.de for this nice cooperation.

Happy Day,

Anette 


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SUMMER SALE

28 07 2013 Goldsmithing

Making room for new ideas...

Please find selected items of my handmade, one-of-a-kind jewelry for 30%off

at my DaWanda shop and at my Etsy shop.

For Etsy sales use this coupon code if the item title states SUMMER SALE: Summer13

Lebenslustiger Jewelry sale, Schmuck von Lebenslustiger.com

Happy Day,

Anette 


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Yoga (SO) Easy...

05 06 2013

I have not done my yoga routine lately and that is really NOT GOOD.

I already feel my back and neck getting stiff and tense.

Health and well-being should be priority instead of working all the time.

So, for a while now i am thinking about how to get a fresh and new start to get me back onto the mat. 

rolled up yoga mat

And just then I received an e-mail from YogaEasy.de - Germanys first Online yoga studio - with an offer for a free month long trial coupon for my readers and myself!

Isn't that funny how some things seem to happen in the exact right moment and when you need it the most?

There is no such thing than chance, right? 

YogaEasy.de offers a wide variety of online classes filmed with great teachers like Anna Trökes, Patrizia Thielemann, Patrick Broome and many more for beginner to advanced students. There are even meditation classes.

All you need to start is your mat, your computer, internet access and maybe some cats :) 

yoga pose,Yoga Übung cats doing yoga, Katzenyoga

Please find the link below by clicking the picture or click here www.yogaeasy.de/lebenslustiger for a free month long access to all Yoga Easy classes. You are not signing up for a membership after that free month - no hidden trap or any other obligations. The trial ends after a month and that's it! EASY! 

Yoga pose, Yoga Übung

So please help yourself to some wonderful YOGA if you like - I definitely will, because I really miss it. 

Namaste, YogaEasy.de

Happy Day,

Anette 



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Farmers Yoga

13 06 2012 Happy World

Pretty much exactly a year ago I was invited by Sonnentor to spent a week on a farm of one of their herb suppliers in a beautiful, remote part of Austria. You can read here, how I ended up being chosen to work on the farm and to blog about my experience. Before I actually headed to Maria's and Andy's farm I spent a wonderful day at Sonnentor's headquarter. You can read about that day here. Since I had just started blogging back then, I hadn't had many readers. But - thanks to YOU - that has changed! :-) I'm so happy, you are here!  So, I thought you would enjoy reading about this little adventure as much as I enjoy thinking back to it.

But now off to the farm... 

Eighty-three years old Andreas is worried. "It does not want to drink". He is talking about the little newborn baby cow, which is standing in a corner of the stable.

Usually he would be on his tractor working the fields by now. Something he has done almost daily as long as he can think back.

"Maybe there is too much pressure on the utter", i suggest - thinking back to my own breastfeeding adventures. Andi, Andreas' son, gets a bucket and starts milking.


He will call the vet because he fears the baby is having a navel infection. I cross my fingers - feeling sorry for the little one.

Maria and i get back on our bikes and I follow her to the fields.

Back home i do a lot of yoga but looking at Marias upper arm muscles i have to admit, she owns the much nicer pair. So, i start to wonder what kind of exercise she does...Well, i don't need to wonder very long though, because we just arrived at her yoga center. Nice, hidden place behind a little forest - quiet and warm... but... no mats. She hands me a metal tool on a wooden stick and leads me to my place. Hm, something else is missing - instead hardwood floor there are thousands of green little bushels.

And then the lesson begins... Forward fold - reach for the ground - check if there is something else growing than the green sugar roots, take a step - repeat at your own pace. Forward fold- reach for the ground, check.....If you need a break: come up, take a deep breath - rinse and repeat.


WOW - after a matter of very few minutes i had my mantra: "Please let there be no other little plants growing between the roots so i can make a longer step; Please let there be no other little plants....."

See, it CAN be very easy with the whole meditation and muscle definition thing ( AND with getting your feet REALLY dirty :-)) :  hard, hard work will do the trick.

It's so amazing how much devoted hand work Maria and Andi happily put into their herbs and spices. They have been working with SONNENTOR for over twenty years now. The only fact I regret for today is that I haven't had a second helping of those delicious, sweet, handmade pasta we had for lunch.


Well, it's fine - i already smell Marias rye bread baking in the oven. She made it from scratch....

Have you been to Austria yet?

Stay tuned for day 3 ! 

XOXO, Anette