The historic approach to healing was indeed holistic and one of the methods for healing being music. In the countries of the Middle East, from the cities of Edirne in western Turkey to Damascus and Cairo, the so called dar al shiffa existed, meaning ‘house of health’ or ‘house of cure’, where such therapies were applied.
Meditation and yoga are beneficial tools to improve concentration, presence and calm. These characteristics help me while taking photos. In this two part arcticle I explain in depth how I practically apply my knowledge.
You're probably wondering what photography, meditation and yoga have in common. At first this may sound unusual, but in fact it is more obvious than you would expect. Don‘t worry, this is it not another hipster trend à la ‘deeply relaxed with my camera in hand’. I would like to tell you in this article about my personal experience in the last 15 years of the enriching connection between these different disciplines.
Mindfulness became a trendy word in the past decade or so. What does being mindful actually mean? It relates to being thoughtful, aware and present. And this can be applied to everything I do in my daily life. WE CONSUMERS HAVE LOTS OF POWER!!! If we make mindful decisions about what we buy, we can have an enormous influence on the state of our environment, our planet and our own wellbeing in all its forms.
“Life begins outside of your comfort zone!” is written in my notebook as a daily reminder. It’s easy to get stuck inside a bubble where everything is familiar and to leave this comfortable space I need trust. Trust in myself, trust in others and trust in the Universe. Also being open to experiments, change and adventures and believing that it will all turn out just fine. This is not always easy, there are better days than others.