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Cycling on the Yaletown Sea Wall
Fitness

Revelations from Bikram Hot Yoga

Seven years ago, I wrote that yoga was at the bottom of my list for the variety of workouts I do however these days, hot yoga is very close to the top. I don’t even consider this a workout because it’s definitely not hard for me physically or mentally as much

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My Meditation
Fitness

Back to Bikram Hot Yoga… Again!

It’s almost been 6 years since I last wrote about going back to Bikram Hot Yoga. All the studios around the city changed their name and don’t call it “Bikrams” anymore due to the controversy against the founder, and have settled back to the  generic, yet descriptive name of “Hot Yoga.”

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bikrams yoga
Fitness

Why I Love Bikram Hot Yoga

Bikram’s and other forms of hot yoga are highly controversial, but so are lot of other fitness activities such as Crossfit, long distance running, and body building. True, you can really injure yourself from inexperience, bad advice and trainers, which is why they are all controversial in the first place. It’s unfortunate

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Fitness

Back to Bikram Hot Yoga

It’s been almost a year and a half since I’ve done Bikrams Yoga and I finally went back last weekend. The last couple classes I had back at the end of 2012 weren’t great and on top of that, Bikrams is expensive! If you know me, I’m super cheap when it comes

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My Bikram’s Journey
Fitness

My Bikram Hot Yoga Journey

Last week, I overheard at Bikram Hot Yoga that the second class is always the worse because you know what to expect and it takes about 5-6 classes before you really get into it. My first class was meh; I thought it would be a lot harder. My second class

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My First Bikram's Hot Yoga Experience
Fitness

My First Bikram Hot Yoga Experience

Last night, I finally took the plunge and experienced one of my biggest fitness fears: BIKRAM HOT YOGA! I cannot stand heat. I can barely sit in a sauna for long. I have no patience for yoga. It’ssss soooo sssllllooooowww. Surprisingly, my experience wasn’t that bad! Physically, it wasn’t hard although

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Health & Well-being

7 Days Until the Great Escape

I’m leaving for Europe in a week. I’m honestly not that excited nor thinking about it which, I assume, is a good thing because I’m living in the moment and I’m sure I’ll have blast once my vacation starts. I may freak out when I board the plane and finally

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Things I Love

Things I Love

Excuse my lateness (again), but if you read my blog, you know I have commitment issues and I never write as regularly as I  should. Two days ago was the International Day of Happiness and I haven’t done a Things I Love entry in a very long time. Sunny Spring

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Things I Love

Things I Loved This Week #5

Articles What Is The Most Fattening Food? – Be careful when you read “studies” online! 🤑 “The two most significant authors of this paper report having received fees from Unilever. Unilever, once the biggest producer of vegetable oils in the world, was in 2011 at the tail end of a

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My Routines
Habits

Setting Your Intentions with a Morning Routine

I am all for spontaneity and was never the one to follow rules but I’ve always realized the importance of having a solid routine right from the moment you wake up, and implementing small daily healthy habits throughout the day. This creates the right mindset and tone for the rest

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Habits

Habits, Changes & Free Time

Europe, LA, Las Vegas, Vancouver, Vegas, LA, Greece… I am once again back in LA! Perhaps I will get to writing about my trips one day… But in the meantime, last week when we were coming home from Greece and having breakfast in the Philadelphia airport after being forced to

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If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath. – Amit Ray
Motivation

Peace in Meditation

Just as Mark publishes a post on Alternatives to Sitting Meditation, I finally finished writing this entry that I started last month. I really need to watch my INTJ habits from taking over— I have a habit of starting a billion things and not finishing the majority of them. I tend to

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