Rishikesh - Himalayas - Vrindavan : Pilgrim INDIA 2024

Rishikesh - Himalayas - Vrindavan : Pilgrim INDIA 2024

Embark on a transformative pilgrimage to the sacred lands of Vrindavan, the Himalayas, and Rishikesh, where spirituality meets serenity, and seekers find solace. Discover the essence of your being and forge deeper connections to the world around you through these revered destinations.

Vrindavan: The Playground of Divine Love

Step into the mystical realm of Vrindavan, where the echoes of Lord Krishna's enchanting flute reverberate through the air. This sacred land, adorned with ancient temples and vibrant streets, beckons pilgrims to immerse themselves in devotion and love. Traverse through the alleys where Krishna performed his divine pastimes and feel the presence of the divine in every corner. Witness the colorful celebrations of Holi, the festival of love, and experience the joyous fervor that permeates the atmosphere. In Vrindavan, every step is a journey inward, guiding you towards a deeper understanding of divine love and spiritual purity.

The Majestic Himalayas: Gateway to Spiritual Enlightenment

Ascend to the towering peaks of the Himalayas, where majestic mountains touch the heavens, and silence speaks louder than words. Amidst the snow-capped summits and pristine landscapes, discover the profound wisdom of ancient sages and yogis who sought enlightenment in the lap of nature. Trek through verdant forests, meditate by glistening rivers, and breathe in the pure mountain air as you delve into the depths of your soul. The Himalayas offer a sanctuary for seekers, a refuge from the chaos of the world, and a pathway to inner peace and enlightenment.

Rishikesh: The Yoga Capital of the World

Nestled on the banks of the sacred Ganges River, Rishikesh is a haven for spiritual seekers and yoga enthusiasts alike. Engage in soul-nourishing practices as you partake in yoga and meditation sessions overlooking the tranquil river. Delve into the ancient scriptures and teachings of revered gurus who have walked the path of self-realization in this blessed land. Take a dip in the purifying waters of the Ganges and feel your soul cleansed of worldly impurities. In Rishikesh, every moment is an opportunity for self-reflection, introspection, and spiritual renewal.

Purify Your Soul, Connect with Your Essence

Embarking on a pilgrimage to Vrindavan, the Himalayas, and Rishikesh is not just a physical journey; it is a sacred odyssey of the soul. It is a chance to strip away the layers of ego and illusion, to rediscover the essence of your being, and to forge deeper connections with the world around you. Whether you seek spiritual purification, inner peace, or a deeper understanding of yourself, these sacred destinations offer a transformative experience that transcends time and space.

Join us on this soul-stirring journey and awaken to the profound beauty and wisdom that lie within and around you. Let the divine grace of Vrindavan, the majestic allure of the Himalayas, and the spiritual sanctity of Rishikesh guide you on a path of self-discovery and enlightenment. The pilgrimage awaits, are you ready to embark on the journey of a lifetime?

6 to 18 October 2024 - 13-day spiritual & adventurous journey

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March 28, 2024 — OHMat Amsterdam
Meet Liladar, the Neuromuscular Massage

Meet Liladar, the Neuromuscular Massage

Elevating Amsterdam's Massage Scene.

In the bustling streets of Amsterdam's high-end circles, there's a name that's been whispered for seven years now – Liladar. Renowned for his mastery in neuromuscular massage treatments, Liladar has carved a niche for himself in the city's elite circles. However, what truly sets him apart isn't just his exceptional skill but also his unwavering commitment to his clients' privacy and well-being.

In an era where discretion is paramount, Liladar stands as a paragon of professionalism. With a steadfast dedication to honoring his clients' privacy, he ensures that each session is a sanctuary where individuals can unwind without worry or intrusion.

What truly distinguishes Liladar's practice is his personalized approach to bodywork. Recognizing that every individual is unique, he eschews the one-size-fits-all approach commonly seen in the industry. Instead, he meticulously tailors each massage session to address the specific needs and concerns of his clients, ensuring that they receive the utmost care and attention.

But Liladar's commitment to his clients doesn't end with the massage table. Understanding that certain ailments require ongoing care, he offers extended treatment plans spanning over a month. This comprehensive approach allows for sustained progress and optimal results, ensuring that clients not only feel better in the short term but also experience lasting benefits in the long run.

Whether it's alleviating muscle tension, enhancing flexibility, or promoting overall well-being, Liladar's expertise shines through in every session. With him, clients aren't just receiving a massage – they're embarking on a journey towards holistic health and rejuvenation.

In a city known for its vibrant culture and discerning tastes, Liladar has emerged as a beacon of excellence in the realm of massage therapy. With his unparalleled skill, unwavering dedication, and commitment to client satisfaction, he has rightfully earned his place among Amsterdam's elite. So, the next time you seek a moment of tranquility amidst the chaos of urban life, look no further than Liladar – Amsterdam's neuromuscular maestro.

When to Book a Neuromuscular Massage

In today's fast-paced world, self-care isn't just a luxury selfcare welness – it's a necessity. With the daily stresses of work, life, and everything in between, it's easy for tension to build up in our bodies, leading to discomfort and even pain. While there are countless ways to unwind, one highly effective method that's been gaining traction is neuromuscular massage therapy. But when exactly should you consider booking a session? Let's delve into the reasons and occasions that make neuromuscular massage a worthy investment in your well-being.

  1. Persistent Muscle Tension: If you find yourself constantly battling tight, knotted muscles – whether due to stress, poor posture, or physical exertion – neuromuscular massage could be the solution you've been searching for. By targeting trigger points and releasing tension deep within the muscle tissue, this specialized form of massage can provide significant relief and restore mobility.

  2. Chronic Pain Management: Living with chronic pain can be debilitating, affecting every aspect of your life. Whether it's back pain, migraines, or fibromyalgia, neuromuscular massage therapy offers a holistic approach to pain management. By addressing the underlying muscular issues contributing to your discomfort, it can help alleviate symptoms and improve your quality of life.

  3. Injury Rehabilitation: Recovering from an injury can be a lengthy and challenging process. Neuromuscular massage therapy can play a crucial role in speeding up recovery and restoring function. By enhancing blood flow, reducing inflammation, and promoting tissue repair, it aids in the healing process while preventing future complications.

  4. Stress Relief and Relaxation: In today's hectic world, finding moments of relaxation can feel like a rare luxury. Neuromuscular massage therapy provides not only physical but also mental rejuvenation. By triggering the body's relaxation response and reducing stress hormones, it promotes a sense of calm and well-being, leaving you feeling refreshed and revitalized.

  5. Performance Enhancement: Whether you're an athlete striving for peak performance or a weekend warrior pushing your limits, neuromuscular massage therapy can help optimize your physical capabilities. By improving muscle function, flexibility, and range of motion, it enhances athletic performance while reducing the risk of injury.

Ultimately, the decision to book a neuromuscular massage boils down to prioritizing your health and well-being. Whether you're seeking relief from pain, stress, or simply aiming to optimize your physical performance, this specialized form of massage therapy offers a myriad of benefits. So, the next time you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders, consider treating yourself to a neuromuscular massage – your body will thank you for it.

Book your massage with Liladar via whats app : +351 921 287 897

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March 28, 2024 — OHMat Amsterdam
Why traveling with us on a Pilgrim to India?

Why traveling with us on a Pilgrim to India?

Sacred India is calling your name. You feel something inside tickling. To visit the real India, meet the real local people that live and pray there. Not as a tourist but to really immerse into the power of India. 

India is a country that has been fought over, conquered, and colonized numerous times throughout its history. Despite the efforts of the Islamic world, the English Empire, and the culture of Western materialism to destroy India's culture, religion, traditions, and the inner world of its people, India has managed to retain much of what makes it unique.

As Liladhar and his wife Debbie will tell you, India has an incredible spiritual heritage that has survived for centuries. They have been studying Vedic culture and its practical foundations in detail since 2002, and in 2006 Liladhar was initiated into the Bhakti tradition. He spent 12 years as a young monk (Brahmacharya), living and traveling in the temples of southern and northern India, studying the scriptures, practicing prayers and chanting mantras, meditation, and features of religion and culture. After that, he moved to Europe, where he met his wonderful wife Debbie, who is a respected yoga teacher with over 20 years of experience.

Together, they practice meditation and prayer, raise their daughter Jeya, and work on a project on their 17 hectares of land in Portugal. They have also organized Bhakti events and yoga retreats, guiding people on their search for a yoga lifestyle.

After their last trip to northern India in 2022, where they visited the sacred area of Vrindavan, they received many letters from people wishing to travel with them. This inspired them to organize a pilgrimage to ancient sacred places in India in October 2023.

The pilgrimage will be an opportunity for people to experience the beauty and wisdom of India's spiritual heritage. India is home to various spiritual practices, faith and strength, Vedic scriptures, Ayurvedic medicine, Jyotish astrology, music, temples, traditions, and relationship culture. The pilgrimage will take participants to some of the most ancient and sacred places in India, where they will be able to experience the country's rich cultural heritage firsthand.

As Liladhar and Debbie will tell you, India has much to offer those who seek to connect with their inner selves and explore the mysteries of the universe. Despite its tumultuous history, India has managed to preserve a wealth of knowledge and wisdom that is still relevant today. Through this pilgrimage, Liladhar and Debbie hope to share this ancient wisdom with others and inspire them to embrace the beauty and richness of India's spiritual heritage.

Why go with us on the Sacred Pilgrim to India? 

If you have ever considered going on a pilgrimage, there are many reasons why you should go with us on this 10-day journey to India. India is known as the birthplace of spiritual wisdom, spiritual love and inner search, and it offers a wealth of cultural and traditional experiences that can bring immeasurable benefits to those seeking spiritual growth and enlightenment. However, navigating India and temples on your own can be daunting and overwhelming, making it easy to miss the spiritual gifts that are hidden under the cover of loud sounds of car horns, garbage, and obsessive beggars.

That's why we invite you to join us on a journey that promises to provide you with care and support throughout your sacred journey, through extended years of being part and traveling through India ourselves, and being part of the local bhakti yoga temple community. Our journey has been carefully planned to ensure your comfort and at the same time, offer a spiritual adventure that is always unpredictable. 

March 15, 2023 — OHMat Amsterdam
Best Online Yoga

Best Online Yoga

YOGI TIMES - More then ever we do yoga at home. It became the forced but welcome trend of 2020. Yogitimes has put the best Online Yoga Platforms in a article. Click Click!
May 13, 2020 — OHMat Amsterdam
OHMat's Fair Fashion at PROJECT CECE!

OHMat's Fair Fashion at PROJECT CECE!

Why Project Cece.

There are many people who want to buy fair trade and sustainable clothing, but fail to always do so. We used to be one of them. For us there were two main reasons why we didn’t always buy sustainable:

1) Conscious clothing is often more expensive
2) Conscious clothing is harder to find

The first thing we can’t really change, but about the second we can do something! With Project Cece we want to make it easier to buy conscious clothing. There are more than enough conscious clothing brands available, but online they are spread over many (relatively small) web shops. As a consumer, we often need to visit multiple web shops before we find the item we are looking for. We want to make this process easier by collecting all the available conscious clothing on one website.

But is every product on Project Cece sustainable and fair in the same amount? No. The fashion industry is complex and the processes between production to sales are often not transparent. That makes it extra difficult for the well-meaning buyer. We want to make it easier to buy informed. Therefore, in addition to the clothing items, we also collect information about the brand and, if applicable, the certificates it has. We present this information intuitively so that everyone can make a well-informed choice without spending hours searching on the internet.


Making fair choices easy.

We collect fair and sustainable clothing from many different web shops so you can easily choose. But what is fair or sustainable clothing actually? Often this is not so easy to determine since the entire process from production to sale is in most cases not very transparent and difficult to control. Therefore, we do not determine what is sustainable and fair ourselves, but we collect the information that is available online so that you can easily see what is known about the brand. We divide the products in the categories shown in the image, but once you click on the product you will get more information about the brand and what it does to fall under this category. This is what we call the SmartChoice method: You decide if the product is sustainable enough for your own ethical standards.




February 08, 2020 — IT Synergy Collaborator
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Vedic astrologie & liefde..

Staat jouw levenspartner in de planeten geschreven?

Het mystieke van het onzichtbare dat blijkbaar toch voorspelbaar is en tot uiting komt in je dagelijkse leven heeft een aantrekkingskracht..


March 22, 2019 — IT Synergy Collaborator
Review OHMat in the Globally renowned Yogi Times !!

Review OHMat in the Globally renowned Yogi Times !!

K e e p  O n  D r e a m i n g!!


Years ago I dreamed of being published in one of The Biggest online Magazines, called - Yogi Times - .

K e e p  O n  D r e a m i n g!!  ~  Years ago I dreamed of being published in one of The Biggest online Magazines. - Yogi Times -  Would OHMat be one day cool enough on every level, from spiritual design to material quality, to be presented among the global good stuff?? I’ve sent out emails to push my luck forward. But it wasn’t my time. Although I wasn’t over-attached to it, it has always been in the back of my mind. Then not so long ago I received an email about a yoga article from them. And I tried my luck again by replying. I received an email back from the founder Sophie and we had a instant online click! She was curently in Bali, so Garuda made it possible to fly the mats back to Bali to test the OHMats, and to write this review.   I was stroke in awe by the elegance of their words when i read the article this morning.  Bowing down in sincerre Gratitude to Sophie and her team for putting OHMat in this spotlight!  So maybe somebody once told you to stop dreaming,.. but I would advise you to keep working on your Dreams! Cause in the end we only regret those things......  Love, Debbie.  Link to full article >> https://www.yogitimes.com/review/yoga-mat-eco-friednly-cool-design-ohmat

Would OHMat be one day cool enough on every level, from spiritual design to material quality, to be presented among the global good stuff?? I’ve sent out emails to push my luck forward. But it wasn’t my time. Although I wasn’t over-attached to it, it has always been in the back of my mind. Then not so long ago I received an email about a yoga article from them. And I tried my luck again by replying. I received an email back from the founder Sophie and we had a instant online click! She was curently in Bali, so Garuda made it possible to fly the mats back to Bali to test the OHMats, and to write this review.


I was stroke in awe by the elegance of their words when i read the article this morning.

Bowing down in sincerre Gratitude to Sophie and her team for putting OHMat in this spotlight!

So maybe somebody once told you to stop dreaming,.. but I would advise you to keep working on your Dreams! Cause in the end we only regret those things......

Love, Debbie.

Link to full article >> https://www.yogitimes.com/review/yoga-mat-eco-friednly-cool-design-ohmat

November 12, 2018 — IT Synergy Collaborator
OHMat in the top 10 ranking in Germany! BOOM!

OHMat in the top 10 ranking in Germany! BOOM!

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April 2018, we got surprised with the lovely review from Lucie Beyer, yoga teacher from Germany. She wrote her experiences out in the well known Peppermyntha Eco Magazine. OHMat yogamats reached her stars and by that she ranked us on the first place in her list of ten. Ofcourse that brought a BIG smile to my face.. Not sure how your German is, but down below her words of appreciation.


Namaste! Nachhaltige Yoga Matte gesucht? Unsere Lieblings-Yogalehrerin Lucie Beyer stellt ihre Top 10 Yoga Matten auf Peppermynta vor. Fair und ressourcenschonend produzierte Eco Yoga Matten....  

1 ׀ OHMAT – Oh so special
bedeutet einzigartig bedruckte, spirituelle und tief in den Traditionen des Yoga verwurzelte Designs. Jedes Bild wird von Debbie, der Gründerin von OHMat, selbst gemalt, bevor es auf die Matten selbst gezaubert wird. Debbies Idee ist, Zeit und Raum farbenfrohe und lebhafte Reflektionen aus den Elementen einzuflößen. Dabei versteht es sich von selbst, dass die Materialien sorgsam ausgewählt und nachhaltig gegenüber unserer Natur sind. Für Debbie sind ihre Yogamatten nicht nur ein Produkt, sondern eine liebevolle Kreation. Für ihre neueste Kollektion hat sich Debbie im letzten Jahr auf die Suche nach der Zusammensetzung der perfekten Yogamatte für all die verschiedenen existierenden Körper und Yogastile begeben. Die Eco Collection kann sich wahrhaft sehen lassen! Natürliches Kautschuk mit einem weichen PU-Toplayer geben super Halt, während die Schönheit des Drucks die Fantasie schweifen lässt. Material: 100% Naturkautschuk, Preis: 85 €, zu beziehen über ohmat.nl.


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August 21, 2018 — IT Synergy Collaborator
The Seven Yoga Tops that make you go wild on your OHMat yogamat!!

The Seven Yoga Tops that make you go wild on your OHMat yogamat!!

Holistik & OHMat gingen samen weer de boemel op! Karlijn en ik testte samen een aantal stijlvolle, eerlijk gemaakte en lekker zittende tops. Zijn die Yogatops nu echt een meerwaarde in je practice? Je kunt je voorstellen dat een yogaliefhebber als ik de fijne niche merken kent, waar Holistik dan soms nog nooit van had gehoord en visa versa. Samen kwamen wij bij onze toppers uit! Na een aantal weken proberen, sparren en lesjes volgen, presenteren we hier het verslag van onze blije co-productie: waarmee we jouw yoga & active wear garderobe een boost geven op verantwoorde wijze!

1. Yogia – Let your soul Glow

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Debbie: “Ik ken Yogia persoonlijk uit Zweden, aangezien ze mijn OHMat collectie verkopen. Het is een klein familiebedrijf dat sinds kort een eigen lijn met yogatops heeft, naast de andere labels die ze voeren. Ondanks de duizenden t-shirts die er op de markt zijn, zijn er toch weinig die ik écht waarder. Goedkope t-shirtjes vind ik vaak lastig, omdat ik altijd aan die kindertjes in Bangladesh denk. De tops van Yogia worden in Portugal gemaakt van organic katoen en 50% Tencel. Heb je iets bij ze besteld? Reken maar dat je hart dan wat slagen extra maakt zodra het pakje je deurmat bereikt. Het is prachtig ingepakt, inclusief een zakje Pukka thee om jezelf lekker mee in te nestellen op de bank. De tops staan goed op een yoga legging, rok of jeans. En dan de wastest… Een succes! De kwaliteit blijft met wassen mooi. Ik heb toch vaak dat merken gaan pillen, maar daar heeft Yogia geen last van”. Via yogia.se

2. Lululemon – Yoga BH voor een maatje meer

Lululemon, yoga topDebbie: “Lululemon, welke yogi kent het niet… Vanaf Lulu’s geboorte in Vancouver zo’n 20 jaar geleden zijn ze niet meer weg te denken op de yogamarkt. Ik was altijd wat sceptisch omdat ze niet organic zijn en de stoffen in mijn beleving synthetisch aanvoelen. Toch ben ik om. Doordat ik nog borstvoeding geef is mijn cupmaat met 2 maten gegroeid, en is een bh dragen noodzaak geworden. Ik heb er eentje van Lululemon getest. Daar waar ik mijzelf soms met een grote cup een kolossale dame vind, keek ik toch even met een goedkeurend knikje in de spiegel. En nu de hamvraag: bleven ze binnen boord? Yes! Ik kon op mijn kop staan, maar alles bleef mooi op z’n plek – zonder dat de striemen in mijn lijf priemden. Ook de persoonlijke aandacht die de meiden in de store in Amsterdam geven aan dit ‘maatje meer’ is heel liefdevol. Ze hebben mijn hart gestolen en ik draag echt met plezier hun stoffen op mijn lijf. Het voelt als een second skin”. Via lululemon.com

3. Saint Basics & Prana via Yogasway in ‘t Gooi

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Debbie: “In gedachte dwaal ik vaak af naar dat liedje ‘Sway with me…’ en dan zwier ik verder door de kamer. Yogasway is dé yogawinkel van ‘t Gooi, met Wanda als de stijlvolle topper die de zaak een ziel geeft. Ze verruilde haar kantoorbaan voor deze toffe boetiek met exclusieve merken, waar altijd een pot thee voor je klaar staat. Ik heb al eens een sweater van Blue bij haar gekocht, die ik na heel veel wasbeurten nog steeds met plezier draag. Wanda ging de uitdaging aan en koos op eigen houtje een top voor Karlijn en mij. Karlijn testte een bovenstuk van Prana, ik van Saint Basics. Beiden waren een schot in de roos. Saint Basics is Hollands Glorie. Het wordt gemaakt van organic stoffen uit Portugal. Heb je hun filmpje over het productieproces al voorbij zien schieten op facebook?

 In de lunchpauze worden er dit soort yoga-achtige bewegingen gemaakt door het team in de fabriek. Hilarisch! Een voorbeeld dat wat mij betreft wereldwijd gekopieerd mag worden. Die energie wil je in je duurzame kleding. Karlijn was enthousiast over haar Prana top. De kobalt blauwe kleur bezorgde haar direct een kalme geest. De banden op de rug zijn een lust voor het oog, en dankzij het kleine beetje vulling in de cups voelde Kar zich ook nog eens über vrouwelijk.” Via yogasway.nl

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4. Urban Goddess – top en BH in één.

urban goddess, yoga topKarlijn: “Onze yoga-lifestyle voortzetten zonder Urban Goddess is onmogelijk. En het leuke is dat dit betaalbare sustainable merk van Nederlandse bodem is. Founder Marlene is zelf yoga- & mindfulness docent. Haar liefde voor yoga zet ze door in de ontwerpen die ze voor Urban Goddess maakt. Deze Ananda BH Yoga Top heb ik heel veel gedragen afgelopen tijd, zowel onder mijn t-shirt of als ware eye-catcher op de yogamat. De top is extra lang en heeft plooien in het midden, waardoor ladies met een groter cupmaat wat extra ruimte hebben. Gelukkig werd ik met mijn kleine A-cup ook heel blij van de pasvorm, en dat de top wat langer is vind ik alleen maar elegant. Aan de zijkant heeft het slimme designteam van Urban Goddess een handige side-rise gemaakt om zo side boob situaties te voorkomen ;-)”. Via urban-goddess.com

5. Mandala – elegantie ten top

mandala yoga fashionKarlijn: “Fair, sustainable en organic, dat is Mandala Fashion. Zowel Debbie als ik werden gelijk verliefd op deze sophisticated yogawear. En reken maar dat we onze Mandala tops niet alleen op de mat dragen. Mandala heeft voor ons de perfecte balans tussen sportief en lady like. Dit is trouwens het eerste yogamerk in Duitsland dat begon met een duurzaam productieproces. De stoffen zijn van organic katoen, tencel, merinowol, modal en gerecyclede plastic flessen. Zeker weten dat deze natuurlijke vezels, gerecyclede materialen én eerlijke fee voor de werknemers, bijdragen aan een mooiere planeet en een stralende jij. Bestel je een item bij Mandala, verheug je dan maar vast op één van de mooiste giftboxen ever. Deze is zo tof, dat we ‘m niet hebben gefotografeerd om de verrassingspret in tact te houden”. Via mandala-fashion.com.

6. Tame the bull – No fear Yoga Gear

tame the bull, yoga topKarlijn: “Tame The Bull maakt hoge kwaliteit kleding voor Vinyasa flow. Nu ik zelf een Vinyasa Teacher Training volg en dagelijks bezig ben met deze vorm van yoga, weet ik hoe super fijn het is als je kleding draagt die voelt als een tweede velletje. De stijl is daarnaast tijdloos en vrouwelijk. De leggings hebben hoge tailles, zijn niet doorschijnend. De top die ik heb getest is lekker lang over je bilrand, waardoor een eventuele in-de-weg-zittende muffin top je minder onzeker maakt in zo’n strak pakje. Deze kleur blauw was meteen favoriet en combineert goed met de rest van mijn yogagarderobe. De top stretcht als een malle mee met al je bewegingen en heeft nauwelijks storende naden die in je huid snijden. In de top is een sport-BH (zonder vulling) bevestigd. Ideaal, zo hoef ik alleen deze top en een legging mee te nemen naar kantoor, voor als ik daarna meteen door wil naar een lesje. Tame The Bull produceert eerlijk en dichtbij huis in Portugal. Als Holistik lezer krijg je 10% korting op de collectie met code TTBHOLISTIK, inclusief gratis verzending. Bestellen kan via tamethebull.nl. Vul de code in bij het afrekenen.



August 20, 2018 — OHMat Amsterdam
Vertaal de wijsheid van oude yogi’s naar je bord en verleng je leven.

Vertaal de wijsheid van oude yogi’s naar je bord en verleng je leven.

Yogabijbel ‘Bhagavad Gita’ leert ons dat we onder invloed staan van 3 Gunna’s, ook wel eigenschappen genoemd: Sattvic (goedheid), Raja (passie) en Tamas (onwetendheid). Niet alleen mensen hebben hier mee te maken, maar ook voorwerpen en dieren bevatten deze eigenschappen. Sattvic is het hoogste doel. Maar die ultieme staat van zijn bereiken bijna alleen monniken. In mijn stuk voor Holistik ga ik dieper in op de 3 Gunna’s en vertelt ik je hoe je jouw levensstijl meer Sattvic maakt.

Vertaal de wijsheid van oude yogi’s naar je bord en verleng je leven

Laats waren Holistik’s Karlijn en ik SLA op zijn kop aan het zetten en viel het woord ‘Sattvic eten’. “Wat is dat dan?” vroeg Kar. “Weer iets nieuws?” Nee hoor, niet nieuws onder de yogi zon. Het doel van eten is om ons leven te verlengen. Bewust of onbewust hebben we dus een heel intieme en materiële relatie met eten. We cultiveren onze menselijke relaties onder het genot van eten, we eten elke dag en soms de hele dag door, dromen over eten en verheugen ons er op. Soms spieken we meerdere keren op een avond in de koelkast, op zoek naar een verborgen schat terwijl je al lang weet wat er in ligt. Of zelfs na een levenslange relatie met eten, loopt het water nog steeds in je mond bij het zien van een food foto. Sterker, we worden wat we eten. Nu wordt het interessant!

Drie Gunna’s en hun eigenschappen

Wat zegt de Yoga filosofie hierover? Lord Krishna legt in hoofdstuk 17 van de Bhagavad Gita uit dat we onder invloed zijn van 3 zogenaamde materiële Gunna’s. Bhagavad Gita is één van de mooiste, oudste en meest gewaardeerde Yoga filosofie boeken – en een echte must have voor elke yogi. Gunna is je natuurlijk essentie verdeeld in drie onderdelen: goedheid, passie en onwetendheid. In Sanskrit: Sattvic, Rajas, Tamas. Je gedachten, je eten, je handelingen, je woorden. Alles is een reflectie van deze 3 gunna’s en heeft dus een giga reflectie op hoe jij je voelt.

Sattvic, Rajas, Tamas

Meestal nadat je het huis hebt opgeruimd voel je je beter. Je huis voelt (ver)lichter en is in Sattva Gunna gebracht door jou inspanningen. Als het echt een stoffige bende is en de gordijnen al maanden dicht zitten, is er sprake van Tama Gunna. Alles is te vies om aan te raken. Als je huis weelderig is ingericht met zwarte en rode kleuren, zoals in de Moulin Rouge, is er sprake van Raja Gunna. Daarom is bijna elke yogaschool ingericht met witte, lichte, luchtige kleuren en vinden we het er zo fijn. Het is er Sattvic. Visualiseer je lijf eens als je huis wanneer je zit op je OHMat yogamat. Want je lijf is het huis van je ziel. Je ziel zit in je hart en je lijf is de materie eromheen. Al je organen (ook je huid), je sensoren, je denken, je woorden, alles is onder invloed van deze 3 Gunna’s. Eten dat onder de Tama Gunna valt is voedsel waar een ander voor heeft geleden (vlees), doorgekookt eten en chemisch bewerkte producten uit de fabriek. Bitter, zuur, spicy, zout en heet eten valt onder de Raja Gunna. Eet je langere tijd een mix van Tama en Rajas Gunna’s, dan kan dat een bron worden van ziektes in je lijf. Je darmen kunnen dit allemaal never nooit aan en zullen op een zeker moment bezwijken. Om maar te zwijgen over andere kwaaltjes…

Leven als bewuste monnik

Terug naar de oorsprong, naar je pure liefdevolle essentie. Wat heb je nodig? Eten dat je gezondheid verbetert en je leven verlengt. Zoals biologische groenten en fruit, granen, peulvruchten en voedsel dat rijk is aan natuurlijke eiwitten. Alles waar de vitamines vanaf springen! Dit betekent overigens niet dat ik hier predik dat je dan nooit meer ziek wordt, want de bron van ziek worden ligt niet alleen in pure voeding, maar heeft ook een relatie met andere acties in je leven. Daarom is een puur Sattvic leven vaak alleen weggelegd voor monniken die hier heel bewust dagelijks mee bezig zijn. Probeer als normale sterveling een balans te vinden tussen Sattvic en Raja Gunna voeding. Want af en toe wil je mind toch ook gewoon wat lekkere vegan junkfood.

Liefs, Debbie.

July 27, 2018 — IT Synergy Collaborator
The Spiritual Shift..

The Spiritual Shift..

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The Spiritual Practice that eased my Anxiety when nothing else worked.


From the blog MindBodyGreen I was inspired to share this blog. More often I hear this 'anxiety' is really getting in the way of our busy demanding daily life. Even as a mother of my first new born, I had this so called anxiety all of the sudden in my body. So breath and read with me....

"For as long as I can remember, anxiety was my companion. As a young child, it showed up as severe separation anxiety where, even in the safety of my own home, my mother couldn't leave my sight without me hysterically screaming. By age 12, I had an ulcer and my anxiety morphed into constant worry about getting other diseases because various symptoms convinced me that I was developing a horrible illness. As time went on, I spent years experiencing out-of-the-blue panic attacks that were marked by an overwhelming feeling of impending doom, shaking, sweating, nausea, sleeplessness, and an overriding fear that I was going to die.

Talk therapy was a good start and it helped me in my journey of sorting through the layers of my thoughts and emotions. My super-high anxiety was reduced a bit, but simply questioning these unreasonable thoughts did not create rock-solid, lasting inner peace. This was like trying to plug a leaky, corroded pipe. One fearful thought might retreat, but then another would shift the fear somewhere else. For example, my fear of blood and needles diminished, but I couldn't fly without a tranquilizer. Another method I practiced was deep breathing, but again, this only brought a moment of relief before the displaced fear would just break through somewhere else.

I am definitely pro-therapy, but in the end I found that the core of my anxiety stemmed from a place that required a spiritual remedy. I needed a fundamental shift in the way I saw the world. The way I was seeing it constantly frightened me. I needed a miracle. And this miracle had to come from within me.

The spiritual shift that quieted my anxiety for good.

Unable to go on with such unbearable anxiety, I became determined to find another way. Inner peace became my number one priority. I began my healing journey by getting radically honest with myself. I started by looking at the benefits (yes, benefits!) that I secretly gained from my negative state of anxiety. For instance, anxiety was a good excuse to not do things that were scary to me.

Your job is to find a pathway that works for you and show up for it daily.

I realized that I falsely believed that my anxiety could keep me safe. I began reading, journaling, and meditating in an effort to be more mindful. And, I wholly dedicated myself to a spiritual practice. For me, that practice was and still is through the seminal spiritual text, A Course in Miracles, although there are a thousand paths to peace.

Through A Course in Miracles, I learned that the anxiety I was experiencing simply hid the awareness of Divine Love within me. I was open to believe that miracles could heal (in the context of A Course in Miracles, a miracle is a shift in perception. i.e., from anxiety to love). I no longer chose to see myself as a victim of my anxiety. Instead, I decided to see it as a mistake in my thought system—something that I was creating because I was somehow misperceiving. And I decided that there must be a way to perceive the world with love instead of fear.

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After experiencing miracle shifts in perception and eventually turning them into my book, From Anxiety To Love, I evolved the following formula:

1. Practice radical self-inquiry

I often ask myself, “What does this fear or thought show me about what I am believing to be true right now?” For example, if I am afraid of getting sick, I must believe I'm limited to a body, and separate from Divine Love. Once I acknowledge these beliefs, I am willing to look at all of them with my Inner Therapist. This practice you can do when you sit down in meditation on your sweet OHMat yogamat.

2. Practice radical releasing.

I give the outcome I want to my Inner Therapist and ask for an experience of peace. I give my belief that I’m just a body to my Inner Therapist. I give my life to my Inner Therapist.

3. Practice radical prayer.

Instead of “please make me be okay” or “please heal me” or “please heal them”, I instead say: "I am willing to witness miracles" or “Help me to see this differently.”

By deeply questioning my beliefs, releasing everything to my Inner Therapist, and praying for a healed perception, I make space in my mind for a miracle. This miracle shifts my perception from fear to love, so I’m more aware of the interconnectedness and eternal Love that permeates everything. As the awareness of Love returns to my mind, anxiety falls away. As a result, I no longer live with anxiety. I live with peace. This awareness of Love heals and it is joyfully available to each one of us right now if we so choose. Also this practice I contineous do myself at home on my sweet OHMat.

Hope this will help to breath again and feel the peace in your heart!

Love, Debbie.

March 24, 2018 — IT Synergy Collaborator


A taste of Happiness.

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Nature, Yoga, Healthy Plantbased Food under the Portuguese Sun.

a Hatha & Yin Yoga Retreat.

We found a brand new Spot – in the North of Portugal – amidst nature, vineyards, olive fields and a beautiful national Park that immediately triggered us. Yes! We found the perfect spot for an amazing retreat! And we would love you to join us!

You will feel empowered to reconnect with nature, in a truly spectacular location. Where we will embrace a yoga practice that fosters a deep inner connection and profound relaxation.


699,- / 2 - 7 May 2018. 


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January 12, 2018 — OHMat Amsterdam