Have you ever wondered how they actually produce the stuff you eat and drink? Particularly for those that are priced at a premium, I’m sure you (like me) have thought at some point, “Why is this wine or cheese so expensive compared to the el cheapo stuff at the grocery?” Because I’m the kind of […]
“Find your drishti.” “Focus at one point.” You may hear these lines (or a variation of them) in the course of a yoga class. Hopefully, you take these words to heart. But if you were anything like me (especially the me from a few years ago), you probably heard it but it didn’t really fully […]
While a strong body, particularly a strong core, will allow you to do various asanas (and a continued practice will make your body stronger – don’t be discouraged if you start out feeling weak), your mindset is important as well. We have to cast aside our fears – or at the very least, acknowledge its existence and tell ourselves “I can do it!” Who knows? You might actually be strong enough to do that handstand.
Just a few years ago, words such as “organic”, “vegetarian”, “gluten-free” and “whole grain” were absent in most restaurant menus. Trying to eat healthy in Metro Manila (and anywhere else in the Philippines for that matter) meant ordering a Caesar’s salad (not at all healthy with that heavy dressing btw), scouring the menu for the […]
Just a few months old, L!FE Yoga Center on the 2nd floor of Eight Forbestown Road is a beautiful space with a hip industrial vibe offering a variety of yoga classes.
Every morning at 6am, first thing each day of HYTT, is a guided meditation. Last Friday’s guided meditation was an exercise in sharing energy: the act of giving energy to someone as well as receiving energy from someone. I know this may sound New Age-y to some of you, and I’ll have to admit that a years […]
Any yoga teacher training course comes with many dire warnings to deter the faint of heart: It’s physically exhausting. It’s mentally draining. It consumes your whole life during the duration of the course. Forget your social life. Long buried emotions may suddenly surface from the sheer amount of yoga you have to do (it is […]
While I love Boracay and go there at least once or twice a year, sometimes the hordes of tourists descending on it as well as the rapid pace of commercialisation it is under get to me. So recently, I decided to check out Siquijor, a small island just a few hours away from Dumaguete, which […]
It’s been a few weeks since my grand Italy vacation and I’ve still got a touch of Italy hangover. Who could blame me? It’s such a beautiful country – the lush countryside, the rich and vibrant culture, the delicious food and wine, the beautiful architecture and yes – the hot men. 😉 One thing about […]
I mentioned in one of my previous posts that I went to India (by myself!) to attend a wedding. Since I’d flown all that way and spent all that money on airfare, I extended my stay to include some sightseeing. One of the questions I always get from friends and family who find out that […]