For us, the yoga block has become an all-around tool for our yoga practice. It can easily be used in so many asanas. A tool with many applications is a sustainable one for us because it’s versatile and can be used for different types of support. Yoga block for stretches? Here we show you 6 […] weiterlesen
Maybe you just clicked on this article because you know the feeling that after a few sun salutations, your wrists are crying out for relief?! Maybe you landed on this article because you want to be prepared in case your wrists call out? Whatever your reasons, it’s good to have you here.Together with yoga teacher […] weiterlesen
Yoga often doesn’t just stand alone, but is a super balancing programme for many sports. Zoé tells us today why surfing and yoga go so well together for her and even has a few yoga exercises to support you while surfing. We particularly like the diversity of yoga. Thank you so much Zoé for your […] weiterlesen
Again and again, we are inspired by the content and topics of yoga teacher Nina Kamran. Thereby, we came across Tantric Hatha Yoga and were directly quite curious about what is behind it. How is it different from regular Hatha Yoga? Nina explained it to us and that’s what we want to share with you […] weiterlesen
Today we introduce you to all the great and inspiring people we have already worked with. Whether photoshooting, shooting videos or writing journal articles together. We are very proud and super happy about all the valuable collaborations and yoga with limitations to explore. We’re looking forward to adding more and more to this list and […] weiterlesen
Today, we are talking about the prejudices about yoga accessories. Maybe you are also one of those people who start with yoga, go to studios but don’t reach for the yoga props. “No block today, I’m sure I’ll get all the way down” “How does it look, me as the only one with an aid”. […] weiterlesen
According to the yoga philosophy, every asana, i.e. physical exercise you are in, should be as comfortable and cosy as possible. You should be able to breathe in peace and relax all the muscles that are not involved in this exercise. Often this is not so easy and some asanas can be very challenging. What […] weiterlesen
Values are a very important thing for us in the company. Decisions, questions and also internal steps are decided by us according to the most important criterion of sustainability. Our remote team also works so well because we all have very similar values. Do you know your values? hejhej partners One of the most beautiful […] weiterlesen
Yoga teacher Dominika Koprdova lives in Copenhagen and knows the need to find grounding in the hustle and bustle of urban life – today she shares her very own grounding tips with you. We hope her grounding rituals inspire you, and today we’re excited to give you ideas on how you too can re-plant your […] weiterlesen
We love exploring the yogic world with you. Today we would like to describe Patanjali’s path to you because we always find an incredible amount of applicable truths in ancient yogic scriptures, which are certainly also interesting for you? We hope you enjoy reading this! First things first. The eight-limbed path of Patanjali is also […] weiterlesen
We are very happy to tell you a little bit more about Blind Yoga here. We met Johann Mühlbauer in Nuremberg and are very inspired by his zest for life, motivation and everyday life. Together we had the pleasure to start a great project and interviewing Hansi about his blind yoga practice for this text […] weiterlesen
With just 10-30 minutes a day, you can already feel calmer and more mobilized. Try it out for yourself with these selected yoga sessions in German and English. In the summer of 2022, we launched the hejhej Youtube channel and have been sharing new yoga, breathing and meditation sessions with you at least every two […] weiterlesen
Finally, your real meditation pillow from hejhej. After the hejhej-bolster is very popular, but still many have wished for our closed-loop cushion also in a round, classic meditation pillow shape, this month, November 2022, the time has finally come. We now have a round meditation pillow. Closed-loop and well thought-out down to the smallest detail. […] weiterlesen
Rediscovering old traditions. Presenting knowledge in a modern way. We are very enthusiastic about putting a modern spin on old traditions and wisdom, making them tangible and aesthetic for today. The Berlin start-up kruut by Annika and Thorben is certainly one of the biggest pioneers in this field. The fascinating knowledge of wild herbs is […] weiterlesen
As you know, we like to look at yoga from a sustainable perspective and vice versa. After we have already dealt with the first five principles of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra and interpreted the Yamas in a sustainable way, we now continue with the Niyamas, because yoga and sustainability complement each other very much, as we […] weiterlesen
The first time we became aware of Katonah Yoga was through our hejhej partner studio Original Feelings in Berlin. We all found the practice very special because it is clearly different from other styles like Vinyasa, Hatha, and Ashtanga. So we are very happy that we were able to shoot videos with Toni in Berlin […] weiterlesen
Here we would like to share a guest article by Katja Sandschneider with you. We were very happy to share some important lines from Katja with you on the occasion of our new Youtube channel. Afterwards, you are welcome to go to Youtube and see her in action as a yoga teacher. We are very […] weiterlesen
Yoga is such a holistic support for your body and well-being. This also includes your digestion. What does yoga have to do with digestion? In this guest post, we asked the wonderful start-up achtmeter if they would like to explain a little more about this. achtmeter writes more about the background of movement, mindfulness and […] weiterlesen
You have probably already noticed from our last articles how many different applications hejhej products have. Read here the most beautiful 7 usages with the hejhej-eyepillow. We have also written 7 uses for you with the Yoga Spray. An important development criterion for us is the diversity of our products. Because the more often you […] weiterlesen
Sex is a strong urge to find out something, not only about the body, not only about the other person but about everything that is hidden. Osho Teresa Wittmann is a yoga teacher and mom. She recently gave a workshop on the topic ‘Yoga for better Sex’. This gave rise to the idea of writing […] weiterlesen
Essential oils are wonderfully beneficial during your yoga practice. They can positively influence your well-being. We have deliberately created a 2 in 1 application for our hejhej Yoga Spray – for your yoga mat and your mind. The essential oils we have selected support your yoga practice by giving you peace and focus. The sustainability […] weiterlesen
Many of you have asked us how you can best clean the hejhej yoga mat in the most environmentally friendly way possible. Most yoga mat sprays on the market are not without ingredients from faraway countries such as Asia or South America. Unfortunately, refills are also very rare, which would be particularly sustainable for a […] weiterlesen
The main purpose of a holiday is to switch off and completely relax. Sun is definitely a factor on vacation that allows the feeling of relaxation to arrive quicker but also that is not always guaranteed. Luckily there is also yoga and a careful selection of the best yoga hotels following in this article. Yoga […] weiterlesen
Sabine Gallei is a yoga teacher, knitwear designer/stylist, mother of three young sons and founder of YES YOU ARE (@yes.you.are_). Sabine teaches open yoga classes, private classes, business yoga, pre- and postnatal yoga as well as workshops, retreats and teacher trainings in various studios in Berlin. All online too, of course. We are very pleased […] weiterlesen
The yoga block is probably the most widespread tool in the yoga world. At the beginning of your yoga journey, the block can support you to be well aligned in certain exercises and help you to slowly approach a yoga exercise. If you already have some experience, you can even intensify your asanas or learn […] weiterlesen
In this wonderful guest article, Marta Witecka, yoga teacher, describes how you can finally do something good for your neck and shoulders. Be sure to read the article to the end, because there are some shoulder yoga asanas waiting for you that you can try out at home.Marta has dedicated herself to yoga, strength training, […] weiterlesen
Sometimes, there is this one yoga lesson, that we’ll never forget. Maybe because the yoga teacher spoke harmoniously, the room smelled particularly lovely, the music really signed you out, or because the atmosphere made you feel the power of yoga. We really do love those studio classes that leave us feeling touched. But especially during […] weiterlesen
Yoga unites movement and stillness. As there is quietude and excitement within yourself, you’ll find both in your yoga practice, too. In our blog post about yin yoga asanas on the hejhej-bolster we focussed on relaxation and slow movement. This blog post is about 4 playful asanas you can do with your hejhej-bolster, hejhej-strap and […] weiterlesen
This guest article was written by a specially trained trauma sensitive yoga teacher. Loredana Di Filippo offers (trauma)sensitive 1:1 sessions and workshops and works with traumatized people. Her work is based on the understanding of the autonomous nervous system. Das daraus resultierende Wissen ist für alle spannend, die feinfühlig sind, wirklich Veränderung in ihr Leben […] weiterlesen
Meditation and yoga during your period can support your cycle and connect you more intensely with your body. We talked to various experts about tips and tricks for your period and shared valuable information for you on Instagram for a week. If you missed it, no problem. We have summarised the most important information for […] weiterlesen
Yin Yoga poses stretch your muscles and fasciae deeply and calm your mind. Especially when practising calmly, the equipment can be a great help in your asanas for you to let go and stretch passively. Yoga bolster, yoga strap, and yoga blocks are the most commonly used ones by yoga practitioners. Especially in yin yoga […] weiterlesen
In the last weeks and months, we have been spending a lot of time on meditation. Especially because we spent a lot of time on the product development of the newly launched hejhej-bolster. It supports your meditation seat and embellishes your meditation experience. Especially now, in such turbulent times, it is so good to pause […] weiterlesen
Helping yourself, easier said than done. So, how does it actually work? Often, we’re hoping for someone else to fix things. People like friends, family, our partner or of course, our pet. Most of the times that is perfectly alright and leaves us feeling supporttet and safe. But right now, in times of a pandemic, […] weiterlesen
This yoga block looks like a little piece of art, don’t you think? It actually is a piece of art – it is a handmade yoga block out of flip-flops – flip-flops collected on the coasts of Kenya. We offer these yoga blocks as a special and limited edition. The organisation behind these yoga blocks […] weiterlesen
Have you ever been to a yoga class that actively included deaf people? A question you don’t ask yourself, if you’re hearing. But inclusion remains a topic that we would like to deal with further, especially in relation to yoga, which literally means unity in Sanskrit. Is a unity between hearing and deaf people possible? […] weiterlesen
Let’s look at the yoga philosophy from a sustainability perspective. Beginning this article we need to add a little side note about what we refer to as the yoga philosophy – because the yoga philosophy is a wide field. So we are referring to the Yoga sutra written by Patanjali. Patanjali was an Indian philosopher, […] weiterlesen
The Yoga practice is all about the full breath and the physical strength should be able to be used up to your personal limits. Therefore it is very important that your body can concentrate on the practice and, for example, do not have to engage in intensive digestive activity. At the same time, you should […] weiterlesen
A yoga strap can be very helpful for your yoga practice. Not only beginners but also experienced yogis can dive deeper into the practice with the strap. For us, it often depends on the day how we feel during the yoga, so the strap can be used just when we are a little uncertain or […] weiterlesen
What do Yoga and Ayurveda have in common? Both are Vedic traditions. The vedic religion is the oldest religion of India that can be found in written documents. In India, Ayurveda and Yoga have been integrated into the health system for a very long time and are seen parallel to western/traditional medicine. The Ayurvedic philosophy […] weiterlesen
Yoga mats – hardly any other piece of sports equipment needs to fulfill so many demands and that is why you can find a lot of yoga mat tests and reviews on the world wide web. The hejhej-mat performs very well in the yoga mat tests we know. Independent reviews of our yoga mat are […] weiterlesen
We rush through our everyday life – both corporate and private. It’s full of appointments and we sometimes just forget to take some time in between for ourselves. Then there are suddenly times, where we are forced to stay home. Yoga is a great way to make the best out of it. A regular Yoga […] weiterlesen
Es war noch nie wichtiger über seine eigenen Kaufentscheidungen nachzudenken. Wir alle müssen unser Verhalten ändern, um unsere Planeten vor dem Kollaps zu schützen. Wir möchten die macht der Konsumenten und die Macht der Unternehmen vorstellen und zeigen, dass wir alle wirklich was bewirken können. Die erste recycelte Yogamatte ist unser Beitrag.
Chakras are another part of the ancient Indian knowledge about yoga. The word chakra from Sanskrit can be translated as wheel or disc. Chakras are centers of consciousness and life energy in the body, whereby the original teaching describes seven main energy centers. Of course, there are still many tributaries of the life force in your body, but these seven act as nodal points that concentrate and distribute the most.
Sustainability is simply inevitable. The circular economy is the most healthy way to consume and that is why we created the most sustainable yoga mat bag in a circular way.
Why are there so few sustainable companies and products? Why does a closed-loop yoga mat so far not exist? Those were exactly the questions that led us to the decision to make a difference and to develop the first closed-loop yoga mat. In this blog article, we want to explain what the term closed-loop means and why it’s the most sustainable way to produce and consume new products.
The story of a hejhej-mat – an ethical production of yoga mats. We want to communicate really transparent about how our hejhej-mats are produced. We consciously decided to produce in Germany in order to act as socially and ethically as possible and in order to keep the transportation ways as short as possible.
Who would really need a mat? Especially for homeless people blankets and mats are really helpful. We wanted to extend the product life cycle of some of our mats from the development phase and at the same time support a social initiative. That’s why we decided to donate the yoga mats to a institutions for homeless people. Homelessness is not a topic in our society, we want to give you tips of how to support and interact with homeless people.
Yoga not only offers a variety of yoga styles but also various yoga poses and so many places where you can practice yoga. People are nowadays chasing through their life without resting. Yoga is just about yourself and your practice on your mat – so it is a great way of slowing life down. For us it is certainly part of our daily life and we want to share with you some of our favorite yoga poses, places and styles.
The product development of hejhej-mats always had the aim to develop the best yoga at the market. Now it is finished and our hejhej-mats will be launched soon. What we experienced is the most expensive sustainability criteria is to solely manufacture a product in Germany, which is why we have to raise our sales price from 119€ to 129€. However, we are happy and proud to offer you a fully sustainable yoga mat made in Germany.
The benefits of yoga are many. Yoga not only influences your body strength and flexibility positively, it is also beneficial for your mental strength. Read more about why everyone should try yoga at least once.
Seeking to achieve a sustainable planet that allows future generations to live a lifestyle similar to ours right now, we need to rethink waste as a resource. The current linear “take-make-dispose” approach is reaching the physical limits of the planet. A circular economy, with closed-loop products, such as a closed-loop yoga mat, can be one solution.
Sustainability is an integral part of our everyday lives. In our Master of Leadership for Sustainability in Sweden, we met a lot of inspiring people that all helped us foster our understanding of sustainability. In our sustainable start-up, we want to combine all three dimensions of sustainability: the economic, the ecological and the social. The concept of the circular economy holds the greatest sustainability potential for us.