The Birth of Saké

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 […]

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What’s Holding You Back During Yoga, Part One: Fear

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.

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Eat Healthy Without Feeling Deprived at Vibe Cafe

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 […]

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HYTT Chronicles: Sharing Energy

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 […]

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HYTT Chronicles: Early Morning Meltdown

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 […]

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They don’t make them like they used to

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 […]

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Travelling in India: A Survival Guide

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 […]

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