Born in 1984 in Vienna (Austria). Although born and raised in the city, I spent all my vacations on a farm, where I spent my days being outside in nature and with animals. In 1998, when I was 14, I became vegetarian, because I felt it wasn’t ethical to eat meat when you like animals so much and spend so much time with them.
I always tended to be overweight and so from my late teens on I tried different diets to lose weight. In the beginning my only goal was to get slim, but more and more I got conscious of the importance of treating the body right and to supply it with nutritious food. I never smoked, nor did I drink coffee or alcohol or take any other drugs, but I ate unhealthy foods with tons of fat and refined sugars. So in 2008 I became vegan and quit eating refined sugars. I lost 20 kg and felt incomparably better and healthier.
In January 2010 I eventually went on a raw vegan diet and since September 2011 I eat exclusively low-fat.
Since August 2010 I’ve been practicing Ashtanga Yoga asanas (in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois) and Sivananda Yoga asanas and pranayamas. I’m also very interested in yoga philosophy and I’m studying different yoga scriptures.
In 2013 I did a yoga teachers’ training at the Yoga-Akademie Austria. This training was mainly based on the teachings of Swami Sivananda and Sri Aurobindo and The Mother.
Born in 1978 in Vienna (Austria).
In 1996 I became vegetarian. In 2000 I went on a raw food diet, but I wasn’t ready to keep it up then, so after a year I fell back into old eating habits and ate refined sugar and other unhealthy foods again. But I was convinced, that the best nutrition for me was a raw food diet. So I kept my goal in mind, although it took me some time to reach it again. In 2003 I was finally able to give up the refined sugar. In 2007 I became vegan and in June 2009 I finally went back on a raw vegan diet, free of all old food addictions. I never smoked, I never drank alcohol or took any drugs.
In 2007 I started to practice yoga asanas regularly. I tried out different yoga styles, but finally I developed my own routine of gymnastic exercises combined with specific yoga asanas and stretching postures, which helped me to get rid of my back pains and to strengthen my whole body.
I also delved into the study of yoga philosophy as I’m very interested in spirituality and I had studied a lot of spiritual literature already. In the years when I was trying to find my way back to the raw vegan diet I dedicated a lot of time to the study of the Self and to self-exploration and self-purification. That’s how I succeeded to get rid of a lot of negative behaviour patterns and of the food addictions.
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