Each year always starts the same for me. I would make a couple of new years resolutions, having good intentions, but find myself already giving up only after a couple weeks. I was always left feeling frustrated, guilty and like a failure. Not a great way to start the year.
You can practice yoga for years but it doesn't mean it has or will change your life. You can step on the mat and practice all that yoga is about; breathe, letting go, awareness, acceptance, patience, love, etc. But if you step off the mat thinking that's enough and not adapt what you do on the mat into your everyday life, nothing will change...
We hear about slow food, slow living and slow yoga but rarely does anyone utter the words: slow Christmas. And yet it seems, more than ever, that we’re craving a slower, simpler and all-together more enjoyable approach to the festive season. We don’t want to get to January and feel exhausted and depleted. Let’s say no to the frantic festive energy that has so many of us in a whirl. Indeed, it’s time to close the doors, settle down, and write a list of priorities for the next few weeks.
Diwali (or Deepavali) is the five-day festival of lights from India, celebrated by over a billion people all over the world. The festival, which coincides with the Hindu New Year, celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. Like Christmas, many gifts are exchanged between family and friends leading up to Diwali. And though we advocate a life of minimalism, we understand that there are some formalities and traditions which can just be unavoidable. We have therefore prepared a small list of our favourite eco-friendly gifts! And yes, these are plastic-free!