EMBRACING VULNERABILITY.

A few days ago I started reading Rising Strong by the phenomenal Brené Brown. In the first chapter she talks about The physics of vulnerability. For someone like me who has always been struggling with vulnerability from childhood through adulthood finding this book was like hitting a jackpot. I am having a lot of Aha moments as I turn its pages. It is a great book and highly recommend it.

Reading it has given me the courage to open up, share my story and most importantly embrace vulnerability. I also reached out to a few dear friends to contribute and I am beyond grateful that two of them agreed. Reading their personal experiences makes me happy and less alone in this field.

Dear Dianne and Beau. Thank you so much for sharing your stories. Thank you for simply being you. I love you. x Read more

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SUN SALUTATIONS AND MANTRAS.

PSX_20190714_151820.jpgYoga can be fun. Yoga can be fast. Yoga can be slow. Yoga can be playful. Yoga can be spiritual. Yoga can be calming. Yoga can fire up deep emotions. Yoga can be healing. Yoga can be different things each time you step on the mat. Yoga is not a one size fits. For other people Yoga can be the complete opposite of all the things I have mentioned above.  Read more

LESSONS WE CAN LEARN FROM A BUTTERFLY.

Two days ago we spent the day in Moretti, a small locality in Piedmont region, Italy. I accompanied my husband to visit his uncle. Our stay was short but reminded me the beauty of countryside living. Nature. The simple life. Slowing down. Waking up to the sounds of birds singing. Farm to table eating. Clean air. The abundance in what might seem like nothingness.

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SWITCHING OFF AND TAKING A BREAK TO RECHARGE.

Yoga has become a big part of who I am. It calms me down. Grounds me. Allows me to disconnect from everything around me and connect with myself inwardly. The more I practice and venture into the different aspects of yoga, the more I find myself relating to these powerful words by The Bhagavad Gita.

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”

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HAPPY NEW YEAR.

PSX_20190102_203712-1.jpgWhat the world needs most is openness: open hearts, open doors, open eyes, open minds, open ears, open souls. This beautiful quote by Robert Muller pretty much sums up my new year resolution.

Happy New Year.

THAILAND | YOGI MUMS GETAWAY TO KOH SAMUI FOR A YOGA RETREAT.

PSX_20180707_131544.jpgYoga retreats are the perfect excuse to take a break from daily responsibilities, unwind, relax and reinvigorate. A few months ago, my friends and I were on the hunt for the best that the universe had to offer. After a zillion searches on yogaretreats.com, we decided on the Sattva Samui Yoga Retreat, which offered the perfect package at an unbeatable price. Read more

MY YOGA JOURNEY.

20180502_123822.jpgI remember my very first yoga class. It was in Colombo, Sri Lanka, nine years ago, with my good friend Haissa. I can’t recall what prompted us to join the class but yes, one morning, we found ourselves looking at our toes, bum up, fingers wide spread, navel to spine, doing our very first downward facing dog at a local Hatha Yoga Institute. Read more

EXPAT IN THE PHILIPPINES | YOGA RETREAT IN SIARGAO.

PSX_20170525_191540I just came back from my first ever yoga retreat, held in one of the east-most islands of the Philippines, Siargao. Also known as one of the prime surfing destinations in the country, Siargao is a cluster of islands and islets located in the province of Surigao Del Norte. Read more

5 THINGS YOGA HAS TAUGHT ME

PSX_20180428_113414A month ago, I braved up and took my first 200hr intensive Yoga Teacher Training [Vinyasa]. The apprenticeship demands utmost physical and mental dedication, and I wouldn’t have been able to commit without the support of my family. Read more