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Mom, passionate Yogi and doctor of science
I am a mom, geologist and have a passion for yoga and nature. I am very excitable and love new experiences. In my studies and doctorate this skill carried me through various topic from water management to botany and earth history. All this knowledge led to an imbalance between mind and body, and after some time my body comlained by giving me intense back pain. It was time for new routines, and so I started doing yoga in the morning. Short sequences quickly grew longer, as I experienced the magical positive consequences of yoga.
Even years later, the positive effects of yoga on mind and body motivate me. My thoughts are clearer and I am more creative. I can counteract the carousel of thoughts and thus better control stress and anxiety. I feel not only mentally and physically free. Coupling movement with the breath gives me the feeling of more space in my mind and body. I can control my energy levels through breathing alone and rarely hang flat on the couch. In short, yoga has given my life a new quality, and I want to share that experience with others. That's why I started not only writing about yoga, but also developing sequences for others that are tailored to their needs.
As a researcher, I often wondered why yoga and breathing exercises are so powerful to me and others. During yoga teacher training, I learned quite a bit about anatomy, but somehow there were even more unanswered questions than before. While researching, I was particularly interested in the conflict between esoterics and science, Ayurveda and medicine. In my blog I share my experiences with these opposites.
I am a trained engineer and a doctor in natural sciences. I am interested in both nature and technology. As a geologist I have devoted myself to the Alps. My research investigated how rivers influence the growth, morphology and altitude of the Alps. Today, I work in the IT department of the Swiss Federal Railways SBB.
I am interested in Yoga because of its unique history that combines culture and medicine. A natural scientist questions and interprets old traditions in a new way, which is especially exciting in yoga. My contribution for Sommervogel-Yoga are critical scientific questions, which are answered by Julia in this blog.
In my free time I like to be at, in or on the water, swimming, sailing or relaxing. I am interested in meteorology and I maintain a weather station on my brother's farm. Another (big) commitment of my time goes to renewable energies: As president of a solar cooperative I actively shape a sustainable future for our economy.