Meditation March

This year I have been creating a monthly focus for myself – January was Banuary, February was Funuary – which brings me to Meditation March. My current meditation practice is very sparse and sporadic, though it is forever on my many lists of things to do. Studies say that it takes 21 days to form a habit, so by the end of March, my hope is that I would have well and truly solidified the habit with the extra 10 days. I’ve found that making the decision to follow a course of action once takes away the exhausting daily choice of whether or not I should do something; I’ve already decided I would. Continue reading

Mat Review: eKO SuperLite – My Favourite Travel Mat

I pack like a minimalist when I travel but I never leave home without a yoga mat. It is the first thing I unpack when I get to the hotel. There is nothing like getting a good post-flight stretch in. Unfortunately that means my cushy The Mat, by Lululemon at 5.8lbs, doesn’t really fall into the “packing light” category. There are a few different travel mats on the market, but my favourite is the eKO SuperLite Mat from Manduka. It is 1/5 the thickness of The Mat and folds up into a small handful. It is very versatile and adds less than two lbs to my bag.

eKO SuperLite eKO SuperLite

Brand: Manduka

Thickness: 1/16″ (about 1/5 the thickness of a standard studio mat.

Weight: ~1.98lb

Length: 68″ long, 24″ wide

Material: non-Amazon harvested natural tree rubber that won’t fade or flake. 99% Latex free. No PVC, toxic plasticizers or harmful dyes

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A New Chapter

14 months, 500 hours, countless vinyasa, invaluable teaching, and many beautiful friendships have brought me here today. Today marks the last day of my 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training. I am excited, happy, nervous, sad, and partly relieved that it is over.

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The happiness of Joy

Happiness. It is (almost) everyone’s ultimate goal in life. I find this is true in my own life also. But to be more specific, what I desire most is an undercurrent of joy flowing throughout my life and body in every moment. Joy is my name after all.

I, along with many millions of people, spend countless hours reading, learning and testing about what brings the most joy into my life. In life, it is easy to be happy when the sun is shinning and life is swell, but what about on those dark days when life doesn’t go so according to plan and the Dementors are out in force?

Grumy Cat Dementor

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