Completing my first yoga teacher training a couple months ago is up there with some of the best decisions I have ever made. The only tiny problem is that I feel like lately I have been annoying all of the people closest to me by starting every single sentence with “oh that reminds me of something I learned in yoga teacher training!” I am trying to stop myself before I become a full-blown yogini nuisance, but these bits and pieces of things I am excited to share seem to be a part of how my brain is processing all of the information it took in.Read More
These past two weeks of Ramadan, I have finally started to meditate regularly for the first time in my life. Nothing too major, just 10 minutes every single morning immediately after waking up. I think I used to have this bizarre fallacy that as soon as I started meditating, I would achieve immediate enlightenment, feel full to the brim with glowing pulsing light and float through the rest of the day like a shimmery goddess on a cloud.
That is not exactly what happened.Read More
To this day, I cannot quite explain what compelled me to go on a run a couple hours before the ftour during only my second week of ever practicing Ramadan. I was (and still am) a sporadic runner to say the least, putting on my shoes and heading out usually only when feeling anxious, stressed or angry. Those are my running triggers. Yet there I was, my body on low power mode with no water or food burning up energy inside, and I decided that it sounded like a lovely idea to go for a brisk jog out in the last hours of bright sun.Read More