Sensuality

Writing about sensuality already crossed my mind several times and it popped up again whilst I attended the Summer Sensual Days in Rovinj, Croatia. So, back in Munich, I decided to dedicate this blog post to sensuality.

I asked myself when I feel most sensual? And I noticed that it is predominantly whilst I’m moving my body, be it yoga, dancing and sometimes even walking. It’s a feeling of consciously perceiving and feeling my body, it is about mindfulness. I feel sensual, when I’m aware of my body movements and my body language, when I notice my feelings and body sensations. When I feel complete and whole in and with my body.

I usually feel good about myself and my body, but surely we all have our days, when we criticise or judge ourselves, when we feel less comfortable in our skin and when we push ourselves to do better. I guess this is normal, but wouldn’t it be nice to drop the judgment? Wouldn’t it be nice to feel great in our bodies at all times? Wouldn’t you love to feel sensual every single day?

I know that I would love to. And I noticed, when dancing Bachata in Rovinj (and some Kizomba and Salsa), that I felt exactly that. I felt my body. And I felt great in it. I felt sensual – great for Bachata sensual! I felt sexy and actually excited about what my body is capable of. I moved my body into many directions, to different songs, with different dance partners, slower, faster, softer, harder and each and every time whilst and after dancing I simply thought “Wow.”

I felt sexy and excited about what my body is capable of.

Our bodies are fascinating. You can express your feelings through your body, you can move your body, dance, walk, jump, run, everything. And because your body is so awesome, you need to take good care of it. Eat good food. Exercise regularly. And obviously I think we all should practise yoga, meditate and dance!

Dancing is such a wonderful way to move your body, it is a great way to connect with your body, you can experiment how to move, where to move, how intense, and you can notice your body sensations and related feelings when moving.

Dancing in Rovinj made me even more aware of how lucky I am to have such a healthy and beautiful (to me) body and I’m beyond grateful. And you know what?

When you feel great in your body, your charisma, your vibrancy and your energy completely transforms to the positive and it will radiate into the world.

What does sensuality mean for you and when do you feel most sensual? Please share in the comments.

Yours, Nina

Life is beautiful

Life is beautiful.

Life is full of little treasures. Don’t fail to see them as they come.

Do you want to be fulfilled? Are you striving for pure happiness? Do you want to live a beautiful life?

Then I recommend you start with developing your awareness. Sharpen your senses. Look, listen, feel, taste and smell. Be mindful. Life is full of little treasures. And these small things are what makes life so liveable and beautiful.

We often think we need to have big things in life in order to be happy, but the opposite is true.  Appreciate the small things in life, each and every day, and I promise they will add up to something big. Something that you have created from the inside out. Something that is unique to you. Something that will make you feel fulfilled, successful and happy.

For your inspiration, I’d love to share the beauties of my world with you:

  • Look into the mirror and be thankful for your life.
  • Appreciate a flower, its look, colour and smell.
  • If you are a cyclist like me, feel the breeze in your hair and on your skin.
  • When the sun is shining, close your eyes for a moment and just enjoy the warmth.
  • Treasure conversations with new people, look into the other person’s eyes and give them a smile.
  • Be kind to other people, like your neighbours, your colleagues, staff. Treat them just like you want to be treated and better.
  • Put on some music and just sing or dance, go crazy.
  • Smile. Think of something positive to support yourself.
  • Before going to bed, appreciate the bed that you will be lying in.
  • When you get up in the morning, be happy to breathe.
  • When you exercise, be grateful for your health.
  • Treasure stillness when it’s there.
  • Listen to all the sounds around you, like birds chirping, people laughing, the wind in the trees.
  • Practice yoga.
  • Meditate.
  • Travel to places to get inspired and motivated.

I am so deeply grateful for my life, I love it, as I’ve come to truly appreciate the small things in life. In reality, the small things are the big things, when you are mindful every day and once you let the universe shine its beauty around you.

Shine your light.

Yours, Nina

Be grateful

Being amongst positive people provides energy and a positive attitude to life. It is definitely worth taking some time out, even if only 5 minutes, to think about someone who we like and who enriches our life. Be grateful for having that person in your life.

We can apply the practice of gratitude for people to certain things and situations in our lives. We can be grateful for everything. For our health. For our family. For our friends. For sunshine. For rain. For being able to get out of bed every morning. For being in love. For having a good amount of money. For having a good standard of living. For our 5 senses. For time spent with our loved ones. For a good chat with someone.

What are you grateful for?

Being grateful is so powerful, because it leads you the way to happiness. It is a small change you can make in your life today with massive impact. By focusing on the positives in our life, we automatically focus less on the negatives in our life. We can really achieve a shift in our thoughts by practicing gratitude. And positive thoughts lead to positive feelings. These lead to positive actions and finally to positive results.

Of course there are days for everyone of us, when we feel like everyone is against us, nothing seems to work, when we are sad or tired. Whilst it is essential to feel these feelings too, it is even more critical to quickly observe them, but then to move on to the positives in our lives. Just think about it, do you feel good when you are feeling low and you keep going on about the negatives? No. Isn’t it nicer to focus on the positives and things that are already working amazingly well in your life? Yes.

This does not mean that you shouldn’t deal with a subject that is causing trouble in your life and that you should just ignore it. However, the way to happiness here is to notice the challenge, yet to move into problem-solving mode as quickly as possible and not to get stuck in a downwards spiral. Don’t moan too much, but if you do find yourself moaning, exhort yourself to stop and shift your focus from the negatives to the positives.

I like speaking the positives out loud (to myself and others) and I like writing them down into my pink notebook, too. Basically like a gratitude journal. If you do so, ensure you have something really pretty, something you love to write into.

We all get so caught up in our lives that we start believing that our (small) problems are big. But there are most likely a minimum of 3 things that we can all be grateful for every day, if we just try. Be grateful and your mindset will change. The vibes you send out and receive will gradually be more positive. Then, finally your life will become more beautiful, as you surround yourself with positive vibes, you live positive vibes, you are positive vibes.

Allow yourself to let go of everything that doesn’t serve you any longer, everything that is bringing you down. Breathe out negativity and breathe in positivity.

Yours, Nina