This is one of those posts that I actually wrote a while ago and I’m about to re-visit, re-write and finally post. It is about yoga and Instagram and the whole culture around it, which I’m in between two minds about. I warn you now, it is a pretty long post, sorry about that! It … More Reservations about Instayoga and 3 yogi-types I unfollowed
This one makes post number 50, and it might be a special one. Mainly because I haven’t written for more than six months now, since February this year. The reasons behind the silence are varied but kind of connected. I guess the main one is that I felt I said most of what I wanted … More The reasons behind the silence
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
A few weeks ago I attended an interesting workshop at work called Shine Offline. Yes, you probably guessed it right, it was about reflecting on the role that the Internet, our smartphones and other tools, such as social media, are playing in our lives. As they well describe it on their site: “We value the … More Shine offline – gaining mental space
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?
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
Book reviews is something I wanted to be part of this blog. I actually have a list of books I want to talk about here, but when I am in front of the blank page, I want to summarise them so well, without forgetting any of the details, that the whole thing ends up becoming complex and too time-consuming. The … More They F*** You Up by Oliver James
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”?