Skill in action. Simplicity.

“Yoga is skill in action.” – it means to unite our breath, our intelligence – us being here to work in accordance, harmony and alignment with the greater whole – for the benefit of all beings.

Stop. What? Simplicity.

It means if someone needs help, we help. It means, if we are really thirsty in the a desert, we drink and we drink what is available here right now in front of us.

It means if our body needs to rest, we take a rest. Simple as that.

It means that we don’t waste time for what is not serving us, nor anyone else. It means that we put the hands on our yoga mat and keep on practicing and breathing no matter what is happening and don’t run away 100 times for distracting ourselves.

It means self care. It means using a plaster immediately, when we have a wound and bleed.

Simple as that? It means that my blind grandfather payed the fine for his carer, when she was accused to steal a chocolate bar that was not even available in this shop at that right moment. Because he needed his carer in that very right moment on his side at home of course. That was a simple solution for both of them.

It means that we know when to take action and when to step back from re-actions and just allow life to unfold.

It means that we reach out our hands and help someone before drowning and don’t overthink in that very right moment.

It means that we say a yes, when we know that a yes is true, and a no, when a no is true.

Simplicity in skill in action means so much at once that we can save people, our own life, and transform our own life or others’ instantaneously.

It means that we can make someone’s day brighter with just a simple smile we can share with another person…….

It means that we don’t tighten our bodies and minds and make life more complicated than it is. The force of life – that huge force that created you and has been guiding you ever since –  to be here right now and breathe in this very right moment – KNOWS all simple solutions.

All the simple  billions of skills in actions (that we don’t even recognize and have to control) that our bodies work through in each moment so that we keep on breathing for our cells keep on working, so we live this life.

Simplicity in skill in action means that we allow this clear intelligence of life that is streaming thorough our bodies to keep on flowing. It means that we connect that intelligent force (PRANA), allow it to connect – to heal ourselves, our planet,  – for the benefit of all. Simple as that. Align with that simple tremendous love guiding you – simply where you need to be…..here right now.

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© photo: Stefanie Honeder

 

Pop Up Yoga – Preparing the New Year

 

 

POP UP YOGA Preparing the New Year 2017

SA 3.12. 18-19:30

“PREPARING THE NEW YEAR”

Das Alte muss erst losgelassen, bevor das Neue kommen kann.
Zusammen werden wir uns auf das neue Jahr ausrichten,
den Fokus darauf richten, was wir in unser Leben 2017 integrieren wollen.
Yoga bedeutet so viel wie verbinden – nicht nur Körper, Geist und Seele, sondern auch weit darüber hinaus
unser Sein mit dem was in uns und um uns herum WERDEN kann.
Wir werden quasi die Samen als Intention (SANKALPA) in unser Unterbewusstsein setzen, damit sich genau alles entfalten kann, sowie es für uns persönlich wichtig ist. Zuerst müssen wir neue Verbindungen in unserem Unterbewusstsein herstellen, damit das Neue in unser Leben kommen kann.
Zusammen finden wir mehr Kraft und vielleicht treffen sich auch Menschen, die sich
gegenseitig für ihre Pläne 2017 unterstützen können.
Genau das wünsch ich mir, dass wir alle das umsetzen können, dem Leben einhauchen können, was uns am Herzen liegt.

Bringt eine Matte; etwas zu schreiben, vll. eine Decke zum Zudecken, und vll. einen symbolischen Gegenstand, der euch 2017 begleiten soll

Gerne auch auf Englisch, falls jemand nicht Deutsch versteht.

€ 15.-

Es kann jeder eine kleine Köstlichkeit mitnehmen, falls ihr noch ein Mini-Buffet machen wollt, um den Abend gemeinsam kulinarisch ausklingen zu lassen.

Adresse:
Wohnung Kristina&Nicolas
Lobenhauerngasse 4/1/4 1170 Wien

Kontakt: stefanie.honeder@gmail.com

We need to let go the old, before we can invite and see the NEW.
Together we will align and focus on what we want to invite and integrate in our lives in 2017.
Yoga means to connect, not only mind, body, soul; but also all that we can live and give offer to the world
to a bigger picture and so we BECOME together.

SANKALPA – means a thought, a powerful intention that we put into our unconscious, so we create the
thoughts and further actions to bring the NEW into our lives.

Together as a community, we find more power and motivation to stay on the track.
It would be lovely, if some people meet who can support each other with their visions as well in 2017.
That is what I hope for; that we bring into our lives what our heart longs for…and our hearts’ dreams and visions become reality for the benefit of all beings….

Bring your mat, something to write, a blanket, maybe a symbolic piece that helps you to stay on your track in 2017.

€ 15

Adresse:
Wohnung Kristina&Nicolas Lobenhauerngasse 4/1/4 1170 Wien

We could also make a mini-buffet after the Yoga-Session, if everyone brings something delicious to eat.

contact: stefanie.honeder@gmail.com

 

Reading List recommendation to stay on the track :
Rod Stryker ” The Four Desires” 

Danielle LaPorte “The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul”

 

Yoga Workshop SPEAK YOUR TRUTH

HEARTBEAT YOGA WORKSHOP : SPEAK YOUR TRUTH

Part I 15. Oct 13-15:30
SPEAK YOUR TRUTH: LEARNING TO LISTEN TO YOUR BODY & (THEN!) LISTEN TO YOUR BODY!

Part II 16. Oct 13-15:30
SPEAK YOUR TRUTH : SPEAK YOUR TRUTH

15.Oct. 13:00-15:30

„Heartbeat A Yoga Symphony Mixtape“ Workshop Part 1

SPEAK YOUR TRUTH: LEARNING TO LISTEN TO YOUR BODY & (THEN!) LISTEN TO YOUR BODY!

a yin/restorative class

The yoga practice supports us to connect in a much more refined way to ourselves and others, to feel into situations, to trust our bodies‘ signals and really connect to our intuition…The various layers (koshas) are refering to the emotional/mental/pranic/physical layers that are all interwoven in us.Learning to discern which layer speaks to us and what helps us to stay much more open-minded and spacious to follow our intuition…This yin/restorative class is all about learning to listen in an even more refined way to our intuition and body signals.& Then when you know the signals – also trust the signals!

Bring something to write!

 

16.Oct 13:00-15:30

„Heartbeat A Yoga Symphony Mixtape“ Workshop Part 2

SPEAK YOUR TRUTH : SPEAK YOUR TRUTH

a flow class

„Satya“ , a term from yoga philosophy means truth telling and also refers directly to the term „Ahimsa“ meaning non-violent behavior on all levels. Being honest to our feelings, to our intuition and to all what we show up for or not – is a constant process of inquiry. Ignoring our truth manifests in mental/emotional and of course physical tension sooner or later in our lives.

Are we honest to ourselves, to our feelings, to our emotions, and of course to all people in our lives? What felt right yesterday for us must not be the truth on the next day.It just doesn’t feel good to live our life fully truthful.So keep asking: What is your truth in all circumstances?&Listen to the intuitive whispers that guide you. Living a life in total integrity on all levels needs a constant process of inquiry.

Bring something to write!

 

 

The yoga book „Heartbeat A Yoga Symphony Mixtape“ will accompany the workshop.

– a yoga book that is all about listening to your intuition that guides you.

„Heartbeat A Yoga Symphony Mixtape“

available via amazon as kindle or print version

https://stefaniehoneder.com/words/

more info:

www.stefaniehoneder.com

Feelgoodstudio-Link

Facebook Event Link

Workshop details:

15. & 16.10.2016, 13-15.30

Feelgoodstudio Burggasse 31, 1070 Wien

50,- each workshop / 90,- full weekend

booking: stefanie.honeder@gmail.com

Send a mail to register!

Bring something to write!

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S.E.E [Sound, Education, Experience]. – Women IN/ON Sound

I am grateful to announce that my Diploma Text-Sound Project “Disentangling On Concrete” (2010) is part of the Women IN/ON Sound conference at Goldsmith University of London.  The event theme and title is S.E.E [Sound, Education, Experience].

Disentangle On Concrete, 2010 loop „Disentangle On Concrete“ is a text-sound sculpture adaptable to various locations researching the effect and power of words. How do words manipulate us, effect us and create social agreements? Which associations, feelings, sensations arise in our bodies, minds and in a wider sense social bodies and collective (un)consciousness? What happens with the repetition of words in our neurology, bodies and social networks? Can words free or paralyze us? How can one spoken word manipulate us? Do we feel the after-effects of one single word?Are we entangled in words, so we need to disentangle again? Which words are we allowing to effect us? Does one word effect us immediately or does it need repetitions so traces stay in our (collective) (un)consciousness. The words chosen for „Disentangle On Concrete“ are taken from the yoga philosophy world to research the tension that arises within a performative set up of a yoga class with the intention to create freedom or peace with words. Is sound, a word creating just another layer of illusion or creating a shift in our minds so we can perceive the world from a new perspective? Thank you Oliver Cortez/Olinclusive for recording support

 

Creative Connections

Looking forward to reading through “The Internet to the Inner-Net”. Creative thinking means that we are open-minded and willing to find new connections in our thought and actions all the time; there are always new connections to explore in the inner web, internet and outer net.

If plan A doesn’t work out, there is still plan B to install. If plan A doesn’t relate to person X right now, there is still person Y that is perfect for plan A.

Thinking and acting in a creative  and innovative way means that we stay soft and flexible in our minds. There is a structure, a frame, a plan and a deadline, how the form and content is molded and created through a process. This creative process can’t be foreseen and controlled all the time. If it doesn’t happen today, it doesn’t mean that it is not happening tomorrow, next month or year. So sometimes even the structure has to be molded in a new way. Suddenly we need a bigger frame, because we have found a higher or new perspective.

The creative process, journey and innovative work is a bold step into the unknown land.  In this unknown land, you create new connections, the world hasn’t seen yet. It is a land, our world, where forms and frames are created in new ways.

We are here to support each other.

“Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” Steve Jobs

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Drop it! Relax into your GREATNESS

The benefits of meditation: a creative, peaceful life. 

In the last years I’ve been really interested how meditation enhances the creative process in our lives.

Whether you are an artist or just want to bring more freedom, peacefulness and creativity into your personal or business life, meditation is a perfect tool to reach those goals .

The best thing: It is simple, easy,  for free. Not to forget to mention the many benefits for your health. (reducing your stress level/cortisol level)

Meditation allows you discern what is important and what’s not and reveals your inner web. Here you find your resources, new thoughts and ideas, infinite perspectives and approaches and ways to handle your life and challenging situations.

Björk is using  Kundalini mantras to enhance her creativity. “Kundalini is very helpful for my voice, because it involves a lot of breathing,” she says. “I turn the sound off on a yoga DVD and put some amazing music on very loud.”(Interview, The Gentlewoman spring/summer 2015)

Film-maker David Lynch is using Transcendental Meditation to “Catch The Big Fish” (meaning for him the big important project), or Rick Rubin, father of many important bands, like the Beastie Boys or RunDMC, has also been using meditation as a tool to “see through” and bring birth to those creative projects.

Dr. Ronald Alexander (psychotherapist) wrote a book about the Creative Process and Meditation as well, which is called “Wise Mind Open Mind“.

Bufferzone: Silence: Focus on your Heart.

It is easy, it is simple:
That’s what I can recommend right now for you: I’ve been practicing this simple Raja Yoga meditation technique for some years now and it is also available with an app, you can download. Just check “Heartfulness“. It is a silent meditation technique and you keep your focus on your heart.

Here you can find more information about the meditation technique “Heartfulness”.

There is also a Heartfulness-Magazine .

Also Gopi Kallayil, who is responsible for “Brand Marketing” at Google; is speaking about meditation.  His latest book is titled “The Internet to the Inner-net”.

If you ever hear the word Raja Yoga, know that this means meditation. You learn to train your mind to focus on one point (which is called Dharana) and hence Dhyana (meditation) unfolds.

Maybe it is difficult in the beginning to integrate it into your daily life, but you will learn that meditation becomes like brushing your trees or taking a shower for your mind, heart and soul. With time it will be easier to integrate it and make it a regular practice.

The best thing about meditation: a creative life unfolds, because if one thing doesn’t work out, your neurons shift perspectives quickly and choose a new highway in your brain and hence you stay  in the creative flow called life. Infinite options and infinite love.

If you have any questions about meditation or the Heartfulness-meditation technique or yoga in general, please contact me for more information. Peace.

 

Create a peaceful life. Create a peaceful world.

 

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Creativity?! Turn your views and world upside down

Recommending this book by Rod Judkins “The Art of Creative Thinking”

1 out of 100 ideas is a good one, try everything like Salvador Dali, create anyway like Frida Kahlo or J Dilla , doubt and keep creating and turning our world upside down, ’cause it really needs to be changed and become a better place. Even the Beatles doubted themselves.IMG_3478.jpg

It is easy to read,  easy to jump from one chapter to another and helpful when you need some input to unblock, no matter what profession you are in.

If you need support to unblock for any project: You can contact me for a “Creativity Coaching Session”. stefanie.honeder@gmail.com

Looking forward to hearing from you!