Journey to Fitness

I used to practice just Ashtanga yoga and do little other form of exercise. I thought the intensive yoga each morning was enough, and there’s no doubt that it’s a very healthy thing to move and stretch and strengthen the body with Ashtanga yoga. But it’s not a complete form of exercise because it’s not […]

The 5 lessons I learned on my break from Ashtanga yoga.

I recently had to take a break of nearly six months off my daily Ashtanga yoga practice due to a mild yet recurring hamstring issue. Having been a strict and devout Ashtangi for a year (meaning 6-mornings-a-week practicing the same sequence by myself, day in, day out) this official break felt wrong and weird, like I […]

It’s official – I cheated…

Yup – I cheated.  On the sweet love of my life… Sure, we’ve been going through a rough patch lately – I’ve not been as committed or attentive as I used to be. There are days I’ve woken up and been like, Oh God, I’m so not into you right now and then felt stricken because I […]

Yoga progress and snotty noses

As promised in my last post, I have to update you guys on my yoga progress so here it is: there isn’t much. My  ideals of getting up earlier with that water spray plan failed.  The first morning I just got out of bed, switched off the alarm and crawled straight back in again.  Doh! I did […]

Snuggly Sleepy Yoga!

I posted on my blog recently about how I seemed to have lost my daily yoga routine, that is to say, my disciplined six-days-a-week Ashtanga yoga practice. When writing in this, I thought that I had reached the point where it was now time to settle down and return to my mat each morning, time […]

Success, Failure and Gentle Forgiveness

I used to be someone who practiced Ashtanga Yoga in the traditional method six days a week – what I considered a real Ashtangi.  Just saying that makes me cringe a little but, well, it’s true.  Even though I had convinced myself otherwise, I was hyped up on a smug sense of superiority because I was doing it right […]

Bootilicious Yoga-Buns

The Ashtanga Primary Series is a phenomenal yoga practice.  It deepens your connection to the breath, opens up the back of the body as well as the hips and it focuses and calms the mind.  It’s a powerful journey of self-discovery.  As stated in the ancient text, the Baghvad Gita: “Yoga is a journey of […]

The 2016 Project: my little happiness-ritual

For Christmas, one of my brothers gifted me a small beautiful book called a Five Year Memory book.  On each page is the date of every day of the month from January through December, with five mini sections in which you are meant to write one interesting memory from that date over the course of […]

Seriously – what’s the rush??

An interesting thing happened when I was driving to work a few days ago.  It was about 9.30 am and I had been warned to leave early and go slow as the roads were icy. Then a car pulled out of a driveway ahead of me and I understood what real slow driving was. A lazy […]

My love affair with Ashtanga Yoga

Well 2015 was a bitch, no doubt!  I’m so glad and relieved to be out of it and into a sparkling new one – I have a real good feeling about 2016!  But, truth be told, that mean-ass year of 2015 made me grow in ways I never would have otherwise.  It was the year […]