Yoga

Meditation in the Spanish Pyrenees

2019-07-05T11:38:09+02:00February 15th, 2018|

 

This is a unique opportunity to spend a week with daily long meditations in a fantastic mountain landscape

Boí Taüll is located 1600 meters above sea level among the rising peaks of the Spanish Pyrenees. If you missed the World Retreat, this is a chance to experience a weeklong meditation retreat here.

The retreat is organized by […]

First International Yoga Retreat

2019-07-08T19:57:28+02:00December 4th, 2017|

In 2018, Acem School of Yoga will celebrate 50 years of teaching by arranging its first international yoga retreat, with instructions i five languages. The event takes place from 7-14 July 2018, at Halvorsbøle International Retreat Centre, Norway.

Acem School of Yoga was founded before the first major wave of yoga reached the West, and over the […]

International Retreats 2017 – five options

2019-07-05T11:47:34+02:00April 22nd, 2017|

Treat yourself to a meditative summer holiday in beautiful surroundings at one of Acem’s retreat centers in the Scandinavian forests. International retreats are in English, sometimes with translation into additional languages. […]

“The best gift I have given myself”

2019-07-05T11:55:23+02:00December 16th, 2015|

After ten years of yoga practice in Taiwan, Erin Tseng still felt stuck. For some reason, she could not breathe as deeply as some of the postures required. She was struggling. It was only when she learned how to “let go” in practice that she was able to relax and come closer to her own spontaneity. Now she is training to become an Acem instructor in meditative yoga.

Meditative Yoga from Norway to the world

2019-07-05T11:55:50+02:00December 16th, 2015|

When a book is published in Norwegian, a language spoken by only five million people, it is usually expected to stay well within the borders of this small Scandinavian country. However, Are Holen and Torbjørn Hobbel’s book Meditative Yoga: Integrating Body, Breath and Mind has beaten the expectations.

Slimming with yoga?

2019-07-05T14:36:01+02:00May 19th, 2015|

According to recent studies, yoga and meditation practices may help us to lose weight, reduce our blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels, and slow down our pulse. Both psychological and physical quality of life seems to improve.

Free mental attitude in body and mind

2014-12-10T09:47:35+02:00December 10th, 2014|

A free mental attitude – repeating the meditation sound gently and effortlessly in the mind and letting the stream of spontaneous thoughts come and go - is the basic principle of Acem Meditation. This attitude is essential to meditation. What about yoga? What is a free, open attitude on a bodily level?

Basic principles of meditative yoga

2014-12-10T09:47:58+02:00December 10th, 2014|

In yoga exercises, one stretches the muscles gently and without force. One maintains the stretch for some seconds without incurring strain or pain. In this way, the muscle fibers and tendons will slowly yield; their tonus is changed, and over time they become somewhat elongated. This kind of cautious stretching is easily combined with a calm and unrestrained breathing.

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