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Agile in life – body, mind and spirit

“The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.”
– Japanese Proverb

Agility to me is the ability to adapt to the situation without losing your own form or position.

The Agile Leader

As a leader in software development companies I address both the people side and the technical aspects to create leading applications. Experience from software product companies, medical SaaS, medical device manufactures, and consulting companies.

The Agile Body

Teaching and learning Yoga to promote oneness and unity. An almost daily practice for more than seven years and diving deep into the worlds spiritual literature, the Yoga Sutras, and Bhagavad Gita. Running to keep lean and healthy with a goal to surpass the distance of a marathon.

The Agile Mind

Reading is essential to absorb different views of the world. Skip the literature of the last centuries and go to the sources. Read the spiritual books of all major religions. Some really inspiring books to read; Letters from a Stoic – Seneca, Meditations – Marcus Aurelius, Dao De Jing – Lao Tzu, Bhagavad Gita, The Dhammapada, Wisdom Keepers…

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Be in one place

In mindfulness I’m learning the art of being at the same place with both the mind and the body. How often are we at one place with the body and another with the mind? The body is walking along a beautiful beach or just sitting in a dull office. The mind is off planning what …

Barefoot Half Marathon

This weekend I finished a half marathon in minimalistic barefoot shoes. To me it’s a great freedom to have contact with the ground and to let the body work as intended. In 2009 I made the transition from traditional running shoes to barefoot shoes. This has made the difference for me in how I relate …

Music

This is some of the music i choose to play during my yoga classes.

Please note that if you use Spotify at your gym or for a public yoga class you might need Spotify for Business.

Reading List

These are some of the books that really recommend. Do spend time to learn about the world and our history by reading these. Some are master pieces that you will treasure, other might just expand your view of the world.

The Bhagavad Gita. Translated by Eknath Easwaran. Nilgiri Press, 1985.
The Dhammapada. Translated by Eknath Easwaran. Nilgiri Press, 1985.
Patanjala Yoga Sutra, Sanskrta Sutras with Transliterations, Translations, and Commentary. Dr. P.V. Karambelkar. Kaivalydhama S.M.Y.M. Samtiti’s Publication 2011
The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. Translated by George Long. Avon Books, 1993.
The Upanishads. Translated by Eknath Easwaran. Nilgiri Press, 1987.
Book of Hopi. Frank Waters. Ballantine, 1963.
The Holy Bible.
The Art of Virtue. Benjamin Franklin. Acorn, 1986.
The Instruction of Ptah-Hotep and the Instruction of Ke’Gemni: The Oldest Books in the World. Translated by Battiscombe Gunn. London: John Murray, 1912.
The Meaning of the Glorius Koran: An Explanatory Translation. Translated by Mohamad Marmaduke Pickehall. Mentor Books, n.d.
Sufism, The Alchemy of the Heart. Labyrinth Publishing, 1993.
Tao Te Ching. Lao Tzu. Penguin, 1963.
Walden, Or, Life in the Woods. Henry David Thoreau. Shambhala, 1992.
Wisdomkeepers: Meetings with Native American Spiritual Elders. Steve Wall and Harvey Arden. Beyond Words Publishing, 1990.
Zen, The Reason of Unreason. Labyrinth Publishing, 1993.
The Enlightened Heart: An Anthology of Sacred Poetry. Edited by Stephen Mitchell. HarperCollins, 1989.
The 8th Habit. Stephen Covey.
Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t. Collins, J.C. Good to Great: New York, HarperCollins Publishers, 2001.
Man’s Search For Meaning. Frankl, Viktor. New York, A Washington Square Press Publication, 1959.
A Guide for the Perplexed. Schumacher, E.F. New York, Harper and Row Publishers, Inc., 1977.

My reading-list is much inspired by the late Stephen Covey. A great man that I had the privileged to meet. You can find his list here: https://www.stephencovey.com/about/readinglist.php

You can find more about the books I read at GoodReads.