We are not all good at the same thing. Authenticity is what makes you unique, which I think we should accentuate, instead of comparing with the standards of others. For years I have thought that my body was weak.

The reason I do yoga has nothing to do with flexibility. This is #myyogastory.

At the age of six, a tumor had grown into my spine, which had to be surgically removed through the stomach to increase the chance of survival. The operation was successful, but brought complications; two scar corrections where necessary over a period of ten years. In total my core muscles have been cut through three times, which makes them less strong.

I was unsure about sharing my vulnerability, until I stood on the yoga mat.

On the mat
That is where I am happiest; free from physical, self-conceived or socially imposed restrictions. Yoga has taught me to accept my body and listen to it. By doing alternative exercises my body became stronger and at the same time my vulnerability developed into a strength.

Feeling this ‘freedom of possibility’ is my greatest treasure and the motivation behind my yoga company.

In our classes this renders by offering multiple alternatives for each posture. This means that everyone, regardless of age, from beginner to advanced, with or without physical or mental disabilities, can join the classes. Experiencing that you are capable of more than expected increases the feeling of happiness and that is why I am a yogi and yoga for me is the fundament of a healthier and happier lifestyle. It is the mission of 100%YOGA to convey the feeling of possibilities and to inspire you to be your unique, authentic self.

Every day on national level my team and I devote ourselves to bringing more vitality at companies, universities and private sector. It is fantastic how yoga makes the body flexible and stronger. How on busy days it brings peace of mind.

Every month I will share my personal tips and alternatives on how to do a single yoga exercise correctly and with more ease on the NiceDay blog, and also what the effect is of that exercise and how to use yoga in having a healthier and happier lifestyle. Looking for a specific tip? Let me know. I look forward in helping you.

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Esther writes blogs for NiceDay and shars practical and interesting yoga tips and tricks that will truly benefit you. Her goal is to help you use practical yoga for a healthier and happier life. In 2018 Esther was the first yoga teacher that introduced online yoga classes in Europe. You can follow her classes online from any place or on any time you like. Want to know more? Have a look at her live online yoga studio: https://www.100procent-yoga.com/yogalessen/

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