This year, Mother Nature has been a little tough on us – switching to what we could call a freezing weather simply overnight, without notice or any kind of warning. Unfortunately for many of us, that lead to a few complications, mainly being having hard times to sleep (because of the quick transition), wake up, and for others, suffering from early signs of colds and flus. What we usually like to do when getting ill actually is to rush to drug store and buy anything that could cure us quickly and efficiently, whereas what we should all do first is trying natural and inexpensive cures, that are much better for our health, longevity and planet!
It’s been two years and a half since I’ve stepped into the yoga world, blooming from my mat and shading light on my life and that way I am trying to create for myself. Now that I am halfway through one of the best experience of my life so far, a Hot Yoga Teacher Training, I wanted to share with you all the knowledge I’ve gathered throughout my practice. Without further ado, here are the eight reasons I am in love with yoga…and for you to step on the mat!
As you might know already, I am yoga addict. I’ve been practising for more than two years now and simply fell in love with its philosophy, its hot but tolerable toughness, its range of exercise and my amazing teachers. I will explain my yoga practice/life more deeply in a following article, but for now, I wanted to share with you all a very big surprise! Half a year from now, my yoga instructor told me that they were having a very special event at my studio during the summer holidays. I was intrigued but hesitated for quite a while actually. I was wondering if it was worth it, spending that much money is such a thing, ore whether I shouldn’t have better to do it abroad. But after a while, deep thoughts and inner discussions, I knew that I wanted to take that opportunity, going way further on my yoga journey….
Something that has been part of my daily routine for about a year now is drinking warm lemon water. Starting the day off with a glass of this has made a huge difference for me. First, it helps waking up your digestive system as well as getting it ready for the day. Secondly, I found that focusing on morning rituals and trying to stick to some kind of routine works as a great jump-start for the day, helps to align my body with the nature’s rhythms and brings a little regularity and self-discipline, which is quite reassuring! I guess there’s nothing simpler than preparing a lemon water. What you have to do is simply juicing half a lemon into a glass of warm tap water (about 250 ml) and sipping it directly for a healthy morning kick.