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
Category: mindful life
What is Tantric Hatha Yoga? An Interview with Nina Kamran
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
The best yoga accommodations
We would like to provide you with a collection of the best yoga accommodations. All these selected cottages are equipped with hejhej-mats or further hejhej equipment. So nothing stands in the way of your yoga routine and you can continue to roll out your yoga mat even on vacation. The benefits of yoga are also […] weiterlesen
Prejudices about yoga accessories
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
A week with the element of water
Last week we took you on a very special week on Instagram: a theme week about the element of water. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM for short), water is associated with winter. During the week we gave different impulses to connect more with the water within us and on our planet and to let the […] weiterlesen
Sustainable Yoga Retreats with hejhej-mats
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
Grounding – How yoga teacher Dom grounds herself
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
Patanjali’s eight-limbed path – A spiritual path to freedom?
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
Blind Yoga – A chat with Johann Mühlbauer
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
Your weekly yoga plan from hejhej on Youtube
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
All of us in the hejhej-team love to travel. Yoga while travelling is just as much a part of it as delicious vegan food. For us, travelling means discovering new places, breaking out of our own comfort zone and everyday life. Questioning things and capturing inspiration. When we travel, there are fewer to-dos on our […] weiterlesen
How wild herbs holistically support your meditation
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
Notes from the team – Inspiration and feel-good rituals
Hej! We are the women and voices behind hejhej. Notes from the team are an intimate glimpse into our hearts and minds. Meet us – The people who founded and are building the first circular yoga brand. Journaling today: Camie The meaning of being, feeling inspired and the source of inspiration is an ongoing thought […] weiterlesen
Yoga and Sustainability – You and the Niyamas
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
Honest talk about our prices – why we have to raise them and how you can still order at our old prices
These current times are just crazy. The whole world speaks about increasing prices, rising energy costs and everything getting more expensive. We deliberately did not speak about it so far. We did not increase our prices so far because we want to offer closed-loop and fully sustainable yoga equipment as affordable as possible. So we […] weiterlesen
Workation on the camping site – working in a remote team
Independence. Be free. For us, being able to work from anywhere is definitely one of the most beautiful ideas to shape our working day. We from the hejhej-team use this freedom and are always on the road, preferably with our own van in nature. Learn more about our workation on the camping site. Besides the […] weiterlesen
Yoga and digestion – asanas for a healthy gut
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
7 uses of the Yoga Spray – the sustainable hejhej-spray
By the end of 2021, the sustainable hejhej-spray is finally in our online shop. This article is about possible uses of a yoga spray and how it can accompany you in your yoga practise as well as independently. For us, as many different uses of a product as possible also make up part of sustainability. […] weiterlesen
Yoga and sex, how does that fit together? – Guest article by Teresa Wittmann
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
How essential oils support your yoga practice
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
The most beautiful 7 eye pillow usages with the hejhej-eyepillow
An eye pillow is perhaps a piece of yoga equipment you haven’t heard of yet. Due to the pandemic, you may not have been to a yoga studio in the last few years, or you may not have been to one at all. But maybe you still remember your last time? What did you especially […] weiterlesen
The best yoga hotels to switch off
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
Yoga during pregnancy
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
How To Relax Your Shoulders – Shoulder Yoga
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
What is trauma sensitive yoga? About trauma, yoga, and the autonomic nervous system
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
Move with your menstrual cycle
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
Silence Retreat – experience of a Vipassana meditation
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
Resilience through yoga: the strength you are building within
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
The yoga philosophy & sustainability – An interpretation of the Yamas
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
Yoga and nutrition: How you can support your yoga practice with your nutrition
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
5 Tips from the Ayurveda philosophy that support your yoga practice
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 at home – a guide for a strengthening practice
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
The Chakras – Yoga is more than just physical exercises
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.
Holistic health – you are more than just your body
It is a lingering movement but luckily we are becoming more and more mindful and more aware of our planet. Just as we are more attentive to our environment, we should also consider holistically our own health – and that not only affects the body, but also mind and soul. A holistic approach to health should also pay attention to the ecosystem in which we move: our earth.
Sustainable traveling tips – mindful vacation
The mindfulness of your yoga practice can also be taken with you while traveling. We are sharing our 3 best sustainable traveling tips plus our top 7 reasons why everyone should travel outside in nature once.
Sustainable fasting – Our three favorite alternatives
Fasting is about refreshment and reflection. Forgoing for a while the familiar is more than an old tradition. Fasting actually has its roots in religion and should prepare us for the festive easter days. As well as in the old days as today it should be a period about reflection and consciousness. So also if […] weiterlesen
Sustainable Valentine’s Day presents – ideas
There are many commercial holidays such as Valentine’s Day. Especially on days like this, it is important to consume consciously and show society that sustainability is our future. We show you ideas for a sustainable Valentine’s Day present with which you can make a statement.
Buy a yoga mat for 129€, is this a lot of money? Let’s compare it to your last buying decision
129€ is a lot of money. BUT we want to make you think about whether it is really a lot of money for a fully sustainable, high-quality yoga mat made in Germany? We want to encourage you to think about the products you buy and consume. Let’s all try to consume consciously and fair!
Sustainable Christmas gifts for yoga – conscious giving
Yoginis and yogis love meaningful and thoughtful presents. A lot of them are into the topic of sustainability since yoga is not only about mindfulness towards themselves but also about mindfulness towards the planet. We are sharing four of our favorite sustainable gifts for yoga in our recent blog article with you.
Sustainable Christmas Presents – Ideas for a Sustainable Christmas
6 tips on how to make this Christmas more sustainable. The Christmas mood slowly arrived in our life. It’s a wonderful time of the year but at the same time, we start to question all the ongoing consumerism. Sustainable Christmas Presents are a great and easy way to start doing this.
A premium yoga mat – connecting mindfulness towards yourself the planet?
In theory mindfulness towards yourself and towards the planet work really well together. BUT: Why do we yogis then practice yoga on a harmful plastic mat? Our sustainable and premium yoga mats enable other yogis to consume mindfully. Mindful consumption questions whether you really need a product since most of the products people buy are not really necessary.
Social yoga can offer support along a therapy
Yoga has beneficial features for your overall wellbeing. Did you know that social yoga can also be supportive for people suffering from mental illnesses? Yoga für alle e.v. is a great NGO that makes yoga available for people who would otherwise not have the chance to participate in yoga.
A sustainable lifestyle – you could start from here
The amount of plastic waste on our planet is higher than ever before. All of us should start living a more sustainable lifestyle. We want to show you that some things are so easy but still so meaningful to change.
The benefits of yoga and why you should try yoga now
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.
A closed-loop yoga mat – it’s time for a sustainable yoga mat
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 – our inspiration and motivation
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.