How to exercise again after a layoff or injury

So I am happy to report that I just finished my first two-week program after a month of not doing anything following knee pain. Of course, it would be ideal if my workout routine is continuous but stop-and-go is better than not exercising at all, isn’t it?

The worst has happened

I have been delaying this post for two weeks now, in false hope and denial, but the truth is, we have COVID-19 community transmission here in our town for the first time, a year after the pandemic began. We are okay, of course, but the poorer communities are not. It is more heartbreaking that thereContinue reading “The worst has happened”

How to eat healthier in 2021

Instead of vowing to lose weight in January, why not consider the more sustainable resolution of eating healthier in 2021? There is less pressure, the concept is entirely positive, and it does not demand that we go on a diet. And yes, we will still lose weight – just in case you were wondering. HereContinue reading “How to eat healthier in 2021”

How to get yourself to try anything

It could very well be that my death arrives after eating a poisonous mushroom that looked cool or cliff jumping from an overly ambitious height in an unknown, remote island. I am all for trying. I am curious about results, outcomes, discoveries, experiments, and explorations. The process of finding out or learning more is infinitelyContinue reading “How to get yourself to try anything”

10 Healthy habits that make a difference in your day

Where does your time and energy go every day? Every now and then, it is nice to reflect on our habits and create awareness over how we spend our moments. After all, how we spend our days is how we spend our lives, no? Below I share some healthy habits we can cultivate daily toContinue reading “10 Healthy habits that make a difference in your day”

How to make sense of personality tests

Have you taken the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)? It is a simple, questionnaire-based personality tool, which uses your responses to sort you into one out of 16 personality types. In theory, you end up with a description of who you are as a person – often to a degree that can almost seem scarily apt.

How I learned to headstand

Sirsasana or headstand is a yoga inversion that is often called the king of all asanas or postures. I do not know why and my best guess is because it looks cool. Many beginners use headstand as a measure of progress, as well as practicing other advanced asanas. I thought the same before attending myContinue reading “How I learned to headstand”

How to create more space in your day

One of the best things about facilitating our Thriving Life Wellness Retreats is seeing the unraveling of the participants. We can only be excited for them as they make empowered decisions largely because of the space they found during our retreat. Some beautiful beginnings we have seen include a wedding proposal, marital reconciliations, several peopleContinue reading “How to create more space in your day”

13 Questions on yoga teacher training for couples

Most of us fall deeply in love with yoga and often the next step is taking yoga teacher training. It is a fun and worthy adventure, if not crazy sometimes, or most times actually. But do you know what is even crazier? Signing-up for the course as a couple. It is a challenge to captureContinue reading “13 Questions on yoga teacher training for couples”

6 Things Yoga Teachers Want to Tell You

In 2018, I became a yoga teacher. Markus and I actually did our 200 hr yoga teacher training course together in Rishikesh, India. Needless to say, it was life- and relationship-changing. We use what we learned to further create our thriving life together and also share with others. I practice yoga every day and knowContinue reading “6 Things Yoga Teachers Want to Tell You”