Happy 2018, dear friends and readers 🙂 We start a brand new year from scratch, a moment that tends to make me feel quite emotional – reflect on the last 365 days and think about the coming 365 that lay ahead of us. As a good (ex) perfectionist, I always used to have New Year’s … More This 2018… Be Kind – To everyone, including yourself
Fear is something very instinctive and inner in most human beings. It is normal to be afraid of the unknown, of changes or threats, of new things… Especially when you lack the confidence in yourself to overcome whatever is the test you are facing. In yoga, being brave is something that became important to me … More Be Brave – What would you do if you were not afraid?
This BeLikeYoga post might sound similar to the one about Patience. However, the difference is that being persistent normally involves something we can do directly, whereas patience is something we need to practise when things are out of our own control. Persistence is something essential in yoga, as well as in any physical discipline that requires training … More Be Persistent – It’s a process, change takes time
This new post, part of the BeLikeYoga series, features Patience. Patience is much needed in yoga in order to give our body time to develop and eventually achieve the different asanas. Strength, flexibility and balance are not qualities that come overnight, but after practice and persistence. Wanting to move too fast and pushing our bodies … More Be Patient- Trust the timing of your life
Here is another quote that gives me an excuse to talk about a BeLikeYoga-type of post. When I was only starting yoga I used to read interviews from yogis I admired. One of them mentioned how our body needs time to get used to the new postures, until it is able to reproduce them. It was … More Be Resilient – That ‘burn’ will reshape you
The third BeLikeYoga series focuses on Acceptance. As well as strength and flexibility, yoga is a discipline that requires acceptance. In almost every class I have been, the teacher repeats to us that we don’t have to strictly follow the flow. We can rest, or speed up, as we need. In life, like in yoga, we … More Be Accepting – It is what it is
Here is the second post of the ‘Belikeyoga series’, today featuring Flexibility. Last month I talked about being strong, and this time I wanted to explore thoughts on being flexible. Anybody who has seen yoga live, or in pictures, can see how flexible yogis are. Back-bends, splits, forward-folds, twists… the list is long and challenging. … More Be Flexible – I bend so I don’t break
Happy 2017 everyone!! 🙂 I wanted to start the New Year with what I’ve named the “BeLikeYoga Series”, which for me summarises how the qualities we develop during our yoga practise are also the ones that help us during our life challenges. And I wanted to feature Strength as the first one. Anyone who has gone … More Be Strong – You are a Diamond, Dear, they can’t break you
What gives the title to this blog, “Be Like Yoga” is a concept that got into my mind slowly as I started to practise yoga more regularly, at the very end of 2015. Actually it will be my anniversary in like a week 🙂 As I explained in another post, the time when I started yoga was … More What do you mean by “Be Like Yoga”?