Today I woke up smiling then jumped out of bed, opening the door to my balcony. I went outside to say good morning to the sun, and it was shining brightly to say good morning to me. I went back inside to make a cup of black coffee then started thinking. From where did these beans come to arrive before me? And how could I be so lucky as to have clean water to mix with the coffee? I’m truly blessed, I thought. After drinking my coffee on the balcony with the sun and the birds singing their morning song, I put on some clothes and shoes, grabbed a bottle of water then ran to the park. When I got there I ran a little bit more, then I was tired, so sat on the grass to practice breathing exercises. I really like practicing breathing because it both energises and relaxes me, and when I notice my breath, it reminds me I’m still alive. Then I feel happy and lucky and full of life all at the same time. I finished my breathing practice, said hi to some turtles, then started walking home. And on the way an old Thai lady smiled at me. I smiled back then thought about how when we smile at strangers, we’re acknowledging that while neither of us own the earth, it’s also both our homes and by smiling we’re saying: “You’re alive and I’m alive too. We’re pretty lucky right? Let’s smile in celebration.” I kept smiling as I continued my walk, then arrived home hungry so got busy in the kitchen, before returning to my balcony to eat breakfast with the sun and birds. I ate avocado on bread with lime and pepper on top, watermelon, a banana, almonds and brown rice milk. I was amazed that all this food somehow ended up in front of me, and although I knew they couldn’t hear me, I thanked the farmers that grew the food and all the people involved in getting it to me today. I was already satisfied but went back inside to grab a coconut and my machete. Then I chopped it open and drank every drop of the delicious water inside, before taking this photo. So that’s the story of my morning and this photo. I hope it reminds you life’s a celebration, you’re very much a part of it and most importantly, it’s happening now. Have a great day.
#life #living #presence #lovethismoment #lovelife #today
If you ever feel like the world’s only person unsure of what you’re doing in life, as though you’re lingering in one place as all the others are moving ahead, it’s time to be reminded of something. Everyone else is in the same boat. It’s a really big boat and together we’re sailing into the unknown. There are people acting like they know where the journey’s going, but really, nobody does. Some are just good at pretending. The future is uncertain and the only way to live with peace in your heart, is to teach your mind faith. Believe in yourself and believe in this journey. Everything that’s happened has brought you to where you are today. There’s nothing to fear, just a hundred reasons to trust that life is on your side. Look around, everything is as it needs to be. Now go forth, sailing bravely into unknown.
Yoga is a celebration of life in this moment. It is detaching from whatever it is that came before and anything that may come next, to just be here now. Even if only a drop is tasted, sipping the nectar of divine presence is the ultimate feeling we experience in life. And whatever it is we do to bring ourselves home to this place of contentment, be it painting, running, playing music, doing asanas, lifting weights, swimming, making love, gardening, cooking, or anything else that lets us feel “I am here,” is yoga. Because yoga is a celebration of life in this moment. #iamhere #yoga #asana #bangkokyoga #bangkok #thailand #letgo #presence #whatisyoga #thismoment #celebration #headstand #tripodheadstand #sirsasana
People are sometimes surprised to discover I teach yoga. I get it, I don’t embody what they expect of a person filling this role. I love drinking alcohol, smoke cigarettes sometimes and am happily single and free. Yoga keeps me balanced. If I didn’t have it in my life, my vices could consume me. So for whatever it is we do in life, we do it in the way that’s right for us. This is changing from moment to moment, as we grow and evolve. Now look at yourself. You’re doing the best you can with the tools you’ve been given. Don’t believe you are inadequate for not fitting the blueprint, of what society says is the way a person such as yourself should live. Accept yourself as you are, without feeling guilty for doing whatever it is that makes you feel alive. This is the way to discover who you truly are: let yourself be you. Of course over time, effort to make positive changes in your life, but do not reject yourself now. If you do, this nasty habit will stay with you even as you grow. The most important thing I have to teach anyone, indeed the most vital lesson I have learned, is self love. Every single one of us deserves our own love. To waste another precious second thinking you are not good enough is a mistaken thought. You are good enough. Love yourself. #loveeverymoment #loveyourself #acceptyourself #selflove #blackandwhite #b&w #portrait #yoga #yogaeverywhere #yogainbangkok #fuckyeahyoga #bangkok #thailand #beherenow #presence #acceptance #selfacceptance
Let go of your seriousness, just let it go. Seriousness is a cancer of the soul, the greatest cancer; eating your inner peace as it consumes you fully. Living well is being playful, relaxed and unworried. Truly, whatever has happened is of no real importance. Life always continues. Let go of your seriousness and life will continue. #india #mysore #travel #yoga #eaglepose #garudasana #fuckyeahyoga #yogaeverywhere #seriousness #letgo #relax #loveeverymoment #lifeisgood
Public yoga classes at K-Village on Sukhumvit soi 26: Tuesday @ 5.30pm & 6.30pm, Friday @ 5.30pm and Saturday @ 1.00pm
Mats are provided, bring your own water, payment by donation, love.
#bangkok #bangkokyoga #bangkokcity #yogainbangkok #yogabydonation #yoga #yogainthailand #yogaforeveryone #yogaeverydamnday #yogabangkok #bkkfm #bkkfmcommunityyoga #communityyoga #yogainsukhumvit
With open eyes, and open ears, with open hands, and open arms, with an open mind, and open heart; you will find your way home. #stayopen #remainopen #embracenow #openyourheart #openmind #openheart #loveall #lovelife #loveeverymoment #life #bangkok #yogainbangkok #yogainthailand #bangkokyoga
There are many walls we’ve built within to distance ourselves from freedom. We are trapped inside the darkest room desperately seeking an escape. And we feel this separation in life, because we imagine there is a difference between ourselves and others. We are imprisoned simply by imagining we are not the same. Our task is to free ourselves and to do so, we must believe our similarities unite us. Above all, we are human. Together we can rise above internal chatter which attempts to convince us we are different, and remember the One. Every person on earth is equally deserving of our love and the great mission in life, is sharing it in every way possible. If we accept this mission, there is hope of an escape. We see the light now. Love is the key that sets us all free. #love #lovelife #loveall #freedom #acceptance #separation #nonjudgement #openyourheart #humanfamily #friday #one #theone #weareone