Focus on breathing

It’s been a while since I posted on this page.

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How I recently experienced the power of proper breathing.

Healing on and by the water. Tallebudgera Creek, November 2018. Photo by Prema Maria

A couple weeks ago I had a root canal treatment. It wasn’t my first one ever. But for this one, I had to go to an Endodontist, a specialist for those kind of procedures. I spare you of the details.

The procedure took about two hours. I couldn’t do much, lying there with my mouth open, breathing through the nose. 

And that’s exactly what I’ve done. I had my hands on my belly, focusing on deep abdominal breathing, taking the attention and focus away from my face. While I visualised healing light all around me, specially on my tooth, as well as for the Endodontist and Assistant. They did the hard work, I was just lying there. 

Now in general I very seldom meditate for longer than 15…

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Interview on SBS Radio in swiss-german

Mein Radio Interview in Schweizerdeutsch auf SBS Radio “Echo Helvetia”.

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At the beginning of October this year, a journalist from SBS Radio in Melbourne contacted me for an interview over the phone about Yoga.

It’s for SBS Radio the German speaking program. The segment within the German program is in Swiss – German (my first language), the weekly program on a Sunday night is called Echo Helvetia: interviews, portraits, stories, etc. about Swiss immigrants in Australia.

Here the link:

http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/german/de/audiotrack/echo-helvetia-gesundheit-und-innerer-frieden

Emol oepis fuer d’Schwyzer wo mini Website laese. 

SAM_6814_Maria Steiner Maria Steiner (Prema), Yoga with Maria. OM OM OM

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Personal Blog

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While preparing for my trip to Europe, I somehow found the time to start my personal blog.
www.mariasteiner.com
Several things inspired and motivated me do this. I practice, learn and teach a very classical, traditional style of Hatha Yoga  according to the teachings of Swami Sivananda and Swami Vishnu-Devananda. So there is no need to re-write the yoga books. At the same time I like to keep my yoga website www.hathayogaipswich.com.au about yoga, class info, etc. Even though every so often I share other topics.
This year I started to be more active on Instagram @premamaria, sharing photos and gratitude posts. Most of these are linked to my Facebook page, some on the public Hatha Yoga Ipswich, others on my private one, or both. This makes me realise how many more thoughts, opinions, practices I like to share and not just in one on one conversations, or every now…

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Photography

My intention is to add a photo or two with every post.

All these photos I take myself with my small digital camera, iPad or smart phone.

My grandfather was a (hobby) photographer. He gave me my first camera when I was a teenager, and showed me how to take photos using the zoom, etc. It was a camera with film rolls of course, all manual, nothing automatic or digital.

A few years back I did not take photos for a while. With digital and phone cameras everyone takes photos everywhere, so there is nothing special about it, unless one is a professional photographer.

But I found my love for photography again. And I discovered the different software and app to create collages and edit photos, a great way to be creative.

 

 

 

 

English is not my first language

Hello there, and thank you for turning your attention to my blog.

I was always a bit hesitant to start a blog, because English is not my first language. Maybe I just used it as an excuse not to write. I teach yoga classes in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. www.hathayogaipswich.com.au So yes I have a website and blog section for this, where I write small blog posts regarding yoga and the class info, more or less frequently. 

This year I started to be more active on Instagram, I really enjoy posting photos. Maybe this inspired me to start a personal blog, write and share more about my visions, ideas, spirituality, thoughts., etc. 

As I live and work in an English speaking country since ten years, I just write how I speak.