Vinyasa Krama-rama-rama

Settledown in your conscious sequence

Years go by, step by step, breath after breath… You once stepped from one train into another. From childhood into youth. From youth into adolescence and right hop, hop… into maturity. From high school into university into your job into another job and hop on another train. The Vinyasa is the element that sews together the various moments in a sequence of (life) changes. It is like the string on which beads are strung for a Mala. The linking may be of two types: the conscious one or the unconscious. Do you ever stop yourself? Change is always occurring – even when you’re not running. Usually a sequence of changes is linked by unconsciousness; or in other words, the conscious mind doesn’t seem to perceive this. The yogi is able to perceive the moment-to-moment sequence of changes past, present, and future. When one perceives clearly both the instigation and the outcome of moment-to-moment changes, one can choose to undertake a sequence of actions that has a conscious end point and will have a particular effect.

This will be the first post in 2012. The first one in a series of monthly focus. In this first post. Tale a minute to stand still.

Listen: Click to Listen

Are you a reflective person? Did you think of what you did last year? Are you satisfied? What could you have done different? Did you help others ? Did you do the good things for the good reasons? Do you have regrets? Do you like the train you’re in? Enjoying the ride? Is your sequence of changes conscious? It’s time to still the mind to reflect and change. What are your new year resolutions? Did you really be honest thinking of those? Are these really changes you want to make? ‘You are the change that you like to see in this world!’

Happy New You! Anneke twitter: @Yoga_Amsterdam



Summer seems to make space for the winter to come. Until then, autumn. Wind, grey, cool, wet are words fitting best in the description of this new period.

Season Changes. The only changes I do not like. I Love spring and summer and all that comes with these seasons. Sun, warmth, flirting, birds, sea, sand and shells… Never I enjoyed to let that go, even knowing that it would come back soon enough. Clinging to the sun, waiting for warmth, traveling to get some of that… But here it is, another opportunity i am getting to learn to enjoy this change and be exactly where I am.

Being happy in the rain, satisfied with grey. Just as it is, it is. For here and now. Changes need to be accepted. I believe we have two options; go with the Flow or fight against it. To go with this Flow might also bring some wonderful changes or surprises, to be missed when i turn my back to them. So I decided to choose the Flow, whatever that might included.

Trust me
It’s Paradise
This is where the hungry comes to feed
For mine is a generation that circles the globe
in search of something we haven’t tried before
so never refuse an invitation
never resist the unfamiliar
never fail to be polite
and never outstay your welcome

just keep your mind open and
suck in the experience
and if it hurts
you know what… it’s probably worth it

you hope, and you dream
but you never believe that something is gonna happen to you
not like it does in the movies
and when it actually does
you expect it to feel different
more visceral
more real
I was waiting for it to hit me
Hit me

I still believe in paradise
but now at least I know it’s not some place you can look for
cause it’s not where you go
it’s how you feel for a moment in your life
and if you find that moment
It will last forever

Orbital, Beached