The westernization of Yoga: between misconceptions, cultural appropriation, and no inclusivity

What are the first things that come to your mind when you hear of Yoga? Physical postures, flexibility, strength? Maybe. There are still a lot of misconceptions about what Yoga is.  There are different types of Yoga, as listed by the Yoga Journal: to list but a few of them, there are Vigorous Vinyasa, Ashtanga,…

The westernization of Yoga: between misconceptions, cultural appropriation, and no inclusivity

I have put on weight and I do not accept my body

I have put on weight and I do not accept my body anymore. It is sad because I let myself too much influence by society body standards. Weight gain and body acceptance remain difficult by having these standards of beauty and obsession with image body that we are surrounded by. Instagram is one the social…

I have put on weight and I do not accept my body

Mental health matters for POC

Mental health is still not taken seriously as physical health and is even dismissed in some cases. Demystifying and normalizing mental health is necessary, as it has to be done for physical health. What does mental health mean? According to MentalHealth.gov, “Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think,…

Mental health matters for POC
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Music, a way to help others for Carolina.

From Guadalajara to Vienna Carolina comes from Mexico, from Guadalajara, the second largest city located in western Mexico. After having worked as an au pair in Mexico and the United States, she decided to repeat the experience in Austria. Falling under the spell of the Viennese capital, she decided to stay there for her career…

Music, a way to help others for Carolina.

Mary, her philosophy and her point of view on Germany

Mary and her life in Berlin Mary, a 21-year-old woman from Berlin, works as a recruitment consultant in IT. She lived most of her life in East Berlin, in the Marzahn district, renowned for its racism. Her father is Ghanaian and her mother is German. Having grown up with her mother, the German culture is…

Mary, her philosophy and her point of view on Germany