Intuition. It’s defined as an ability to understand or know something immediately based on your feelings rather than facts.
Intuition is guiding us. Always. It’s about the courage to listen.
When I first started snowboarding as a little kid, I had a feeling the angels were always guiding me because I loved the sport so much. I worked towards my dream to win a gold medal at the Olympics and ride the untouched mountains of Alaska.
I was not thinking. I followed my heart.
In St. Anton I spoke about magical moments of flow. The moment at the Olympic finals is where I experiecned letting go. Instead of trying to control the situation, it’s a feeling of giving all the responsibility away. I did all what I could up to this competition, thousands of hours of training, and these last moments before the race started, I surrendered to be guided. It’s the ultimate trust of faith.
I experienced the same magical moment, just seconds before diving down the mountain in Alaska. I also followed my intuition to make a decision to retire from professional snowboarding.
I believe that we are protected in a way we cannot imagine. And I say this knowing how difficult life can be at times.
It’s scary to follow your intuition when your mind clearly says the opposite, “Oh no, no, no. This is not a good idea.” This is the beauty of growth. And you know what? You will fall in love with being out of your comfort zone.
I explored the nature around St. Anton, a beautiful ski resort in the Austrian Alps. You can find some drone footage on my Instagram. It’s important for me to take time to be with nature, being present, and this is what yoga is all about. About sharing this energy of presence with the world.