You can call me a modern life witch if you wish...
To the point where I just dreamt of a secret ingredient to help climbers climb better...Oh I wish!
While not all dreams come true, if you read on I can try help with some of your ailments, help you make some beauty potions or just make you smell pretty if that's what you are looking for.
I am just going to get my oil bag and I will show you how it's done.
My yoga journey...
So where to begin...
My yoga journey is definitely not one of those most romantic, love-at-first-sight thing, or maybe, in its way, it is.
But when they say "timing is everything", they are right.
Yoga arrived to me in a weird time of my life: a recent hearthbrake, which also led to the breakup of a circe of friends, and being close to the end of my degree brought me to trying this new evening class at my fancy new gym. That's how I first stepped on a mat. And, as I was first instructed on how to breathe, I began to find peace - I remember the teacher voice telling us to imagine how are breath would look, and, that the scientist in me began to imagine inhaling colourful molecules passing through the nose to the lungs, moving the colours to the organs and back out, now depleted of colours. I remember finding peace and stillness for the first time, the "living in the moment". I still try to imagine my breath when I am feeling stressed, or anxious, Not only I find this image deeply relaxing, but also a way to connect to our surroundings, our mother Earth nourishing us with its air...
After going class after class, week after week, I had healed, I was myself again. However this meant that with some turns of events I cancelled my gym membership and with it I stopped going to yoga and forgotten about it.
Until a few years later. When I found "Adriene" on YouTube. I loved the idea of yoga videos, to do in your own time, at your own pace. Her voice soothing, her practices suitable for every yoga levels, options endless (whether you want to stretch, to build heat or just get a little creative). I started practicing more and more often. Morning yoga, one of the best ways to wake up - taking time for yourself and do something good for your mind and your body before the day ahead hits you with its demands is an habit that once learnt is hard to let go of..
Then I joined a surf and yoga camp in Portugal, which not only introduced me to the "yin" practice (so great after a day on the waves!) , but allowed me to meet some amazing people and fellow yogi at different levels in their journeys, and learn from both the more and less experienced. I have found inspiration, and I am now making my own practices at times and introducing my friends to this relaxing "art".
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