Browsing All posts tagged under »Religion and Spirituality«

Letting go

October 3, 2013

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When on the move, I hate missing out on my yoga practice, so as well as my usual dose of daily sun salutations, I love checking out new studios wherever I roam. It definitely adds to the journey when you experience different teachers and styles and it really helps you to connect to a new […]

Sharing v comparing

July 6, 2013

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I think I have died and gone to heaven. I woke this morning at the gorgeous Le Telfair in marvelous Mauritius. I opened the curtains to a feast for my eyes as right before me lay lush green trees, soft white sand, azure waters and complete and utter silence. Breakfast over conversation about all things […]

Gratitude is an attitude

June 16, 2013

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I spent this evening at a thought-provoking talk at the Capital Club with life and executive coach, Marwa Karoura. The topic?  “Operating out of Abundance: A Journey into the ‘Never Enough’ Illusion.” I was with my friend Brandy and chatting en route home, we both agreed that whilst we didn’t necessarily learn anything new, we […]

Heaven in Hatta

May 4, 2013

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Like a magpie to shiny objects, in each of us, there exist certain events, experiences and people that we’re magnetically drawn to. For me? Amongst many are weekend escapes, mountain landscapes, yoga and meditation, healthy food and winning wellness, ad fab company and inspiring conversation. Combine them and you have heaven.  Heaven in Hatta to […]

Wonderful & wise

February 27, 2013

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I came across these words this morning and read and re-read … absorbing and loving every word; Love is the new black. The time is now and the power is you. Trust your instincts. How you invest your love is how you invest your life. Believe in the power of a smile. Your attitude is your […]

Sandy toes

January 21, 2013

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I first met Emily, the very fit chick behind SUP Yoga at a dinner party end last year.  I immediately fell for her magnetic energy, gorgeous personality and contagious smile. At that time, she was just setting up the UAE’s first SUP Yoga company and I promised I’d be down to give it a shot sooner […]

Missing mojo

August 16, 2012

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Dear Running Fairy Help me! My running mojo is missing in action and I don’t know what to do.  I started to feel this way a couple of weeks ago and it’s gone downhill from there (along with my puns, clearly). The reasons are never quite known but amongst them could be these: The weather […]

SWING. YOGA. ROCKS.

August 3, 2012

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It really does.  My favourite yoga teachers … Bram and Kasi … have said great things about it and yesterday morning, at long last, I made it to a one-on-one class with yet another cool chick called Helen. Where do I start? Swing Yoga is basically a yoga-esque cross between TRX and aerial silks. The […]

Follow your bliss

May 24, 2012

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My yoga fix is pretty much a daily occurrence now. Even if it gets to end of play and I’ve deadlines looming, I strive to get to class because I know how it makes me feel.  BLISS. On which note, the lovely Noura from Yogalates Bliss sent me an article the other day on why […]

Forever 25

May 8, 2012

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The blow of returning from my marvellous adventures in China and Hong Kong were cushioned by the prospect of getting back to my regular yoga sessions at Fitness First. And so it was, yesterday morning I ended a short-ish run (gently immersing myself back into the sudden sweat-fest desert temps) with Bram’s Flow Yoga. We […]

Yoga is for chicks AND dicks

May 6, 2012

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Question: Is yoga just for girls? Answer: No … no no no! When Zak, the king of chiro had me doing a few mobility exercises a couple of weeks back, he seemed surprised at my flexibility and balance despite the mileage in my feet.  Without having to even mutter a word, I answered the question […]

Live, laugh, love

April 19, 2012

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I had a beautiful run earlier along the open sands by Jumierah Village. Strangely, the mornings are still cool but there remains a stillness in the air that smells of the onset of rising temperatures. I feel determined to enjoy every last opportunity before the inevitable. I listened to a gorgeous podcast full of wonderful […]

Seek & ye shall find!

April 12, 2012

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This morning at Flow Yoga, as our legs were screaming after being immersed in Warrior 1 for what felt like an eternity, Bram said to think about what we were doing yoga for … why we came to the class.  Just because it’s ‘cool’?  A fad? Because everyone at work does it? Is it to […]

Doing it in twos

March 13, 2012

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Monday morning. Half nine.  My regular fix of Flow Yoga with Bram, except the asanas change every time so no class is ever the same. Yesterday? Partner Yoga. V cool, v fun, v touching! Doing yoga in twos brings a whole new element to the practice. You can only control your own movements, not those […]

What’s your dosha, baby?

February 16, 2012

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I am so loving my Flow Yoga classes with Bram at the moment that I‘ve found myself travelling all over Dubai in the past couple of weeks … Fitness First DIFC Sundays, DMC Mondays, DKV Tuesdays and Ibn Thursdays.  (I did, as a result, feel it necessarily to tell Bram this morning that I am […]

Tantalising Talise

January 16, 2012

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Mention Talise and yoga in one sentence and most people think of Full Moon Yoga … Talise’s beach-side monthly yoga session, timed to coincide with … you guessed it … the Full Moon!  It’s a slice of heaven and of almost iconic status now here in Dubai. What many don’t know is that Talise also […]

Shine with a five

August 24, 2011

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I recommended a great book to Yvette from Breathe Believe Pilates the other day. It’s called The Twelve Gateways to Freedom by Dan Millman and is an absolute must-read for anyone interested in personal and spiritual growth. I listened to it on audio and it was fantastic ‘listen-to-whilst-running’ material. The first gateway according to Dan […]

Ramadan is for life …

August 2, 2011

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not just for Ramadan. I picked up a copy of Time Out this week and there was an article titled ‘How to fast healthily this Ramadan.’ The article started off by saying that a vital part of completing a Ramadan fast is to know how to break it properly. Reading on however, I noticed the […]

Singapore salutations & mindful planning

July 2, 2011

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A few days ago, on my last day in Singapore, I spent a very lovely morning with my sisters and mum at yoga.  We arrived a little late, fell in the door like naughty school girls and immediately lifted the tempo in the room to all-round smiles and animated chatter. Our mats were alongside each […]

From bud to bloom

May 7, 2011

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A fabulous pool party last night meant I woke up without the usual spring in my step, raring to run and eager to expend energy. Instead I felt in dire need of an injection of therapy in a more luxurious setting and an opportunity to relax, rejuvenate and recharge. Enter my destination for the day […]

Chill @ Chill

May 4, 2011

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Once upon a time I had a full-time office job (the memories still haunt me!) and the office in question was on the 11th floor of Al Shatha Tower, Media City. Fortunately, on the 9th floor, was a beauty salon where Bea, a fantastic masseuse, would pummel and pamper me at least a couple of […]

Mantras, miles & meditation

April 24, 2011

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Today I chatted at length with the very inspiring Aden Hopkins from Caveman Fitness. We talked about my recent Life Coaching course and my now wanting to study Sports Psychology. Why he asked? For what reasons … I answered with the simple truth that I am forever intrigued by the power of the mind. I […]

Saluting the moon

April 19, 2011

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Another yoga class I hear you cry? Yes and no, my reply. This one was Full Moon Yoga at Al Qasr’s Talise Spa; possibly one of my favourite destinations in the world for feeling utterly spoilt and pampered. And every month they have a Full Moon Yoga class. Except this one wasn’t really a class, […]

Power to the pelvis

April 17, 2011

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I’ve just been to another yoga class, this time Fertility Yoga at Zen Yoga in Dubai Media City. Is there no end to the obscure yoga variations on offer now? It seems not, but when you think about it, it’s not even remotely obscure either. Yoga full stop has many benefits that are conducive to […]

Monkey magic

April 16, 2011

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I had heard great things about Artistic Yoga and have fancied trying it for ages but not until this evening had I checked it out. And despite feeling agitated and slightly jaded today, thanks to a great party and one too many vodka jellies last night, I can honestly report that for a full hour, […]

Ironing out the kinks

April 5, 2011

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It’s no secret that yoga is great for running … any high impact, intensive sport really, but I find running in particular benefits, thanks to the improved breathing, alignment, posture and balance that yoga brings. In fact, I’d go so far as to say it’s a pretty great antidote to life full stop, the day-to-day […]

Stretch & respect

February 19, 2011

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Following a fabulous run this morning, pack on back and tunes blaring, I went to the Media Rotana for a yoga session taken by the lovely Christina Jackson. Christina is a friend of mine, an absolute treasure, but this was the first time I’d been to one of her classes … and she was just […]

Yoga Flow

February 16, 2011

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… is all about the journey not the destination The other morning I went to a great class at the Palm Beach Club in Muscat … Yoga Flow. It was much like lots of other yoga classes I’ve been to but the teacher Debbie, was a treasure and three things she talked about I’ve been […]