Before 5 october you can go to Gålö (close to Dalarö) and look at a charcoal kiln (kolmila in swedish). It is a burning stack of wood on low intensity that is making charcoal. They use sand on the outside of it to keep it burning for a long time. A visit to Gålö is… Read More Swedish tradition looking at a charcoal kiln (kolmila)
My research is on the effects of yoga (quite unusual research field). There is very little research on the hormonal effects of yoga (small studies shows increased GABA and decreased cortisol). This small indian study shows that oxytocin increased after yoga therapy Oxytocine also boosts muscle generation and assists in healing Higher oxytocin levels means… Read More Love hormone and Yoga
This week I was submitting a paper in a quite warm room, which took much longer than I thought. I probably needed some braincooling once in a while and performed some yawning. The function of yawning is to decrease the temperature in the brain! Research seems to show a cooling effect on the brain with… Read More Too hot in the lab? – Yawn to cool the brain
Time for a short springbreak (advantages of being mobile) Alvaret in the world heritage area on the island Öland (short movie) is excellent for relaxation. Alvaret has great biking trails and one is going in the middle of it. Birdwatching is one of the best in Sweden here, approximately 5 hours drive from Stockholm. Not… Read More World Heritage area Alvaret on Öland Island
I love nice views and feeling of having 360 degrees views, they are really good for your energy as well. There are a few interesting hills in Stockholm with good views that you can walk or run up: 1. Hammarbybacken – this one is one of the best 2. Högdalstoppen – lies 102 meters high… Read More High hills in Stockholm – get a birds view
Today I was at a wonderful viewpoint in one of the many recreational areas around Stockholm, it is called Paradiset (Paradise!) in southern Stockholm (near Ådran) more about all the naturreserves and recreational areas here (use Google translate) There is many wonderful trails in the same area (picture above) as the viewpoint. Great for trail… Read More Birdsview of Stockholm – and for more research energy..
Hi! This is my first blog at the KI researchers blog. I am a Ph.D student at CEFAM Huddinge and one of my yoga students in my class here at Solna Karolinska asked me if I wanted to be a Ki research blogger. Will write on my topic that is hatha yoga, the more physical… Read More Keeping the energy up