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Books people read at the retreat in Greece

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So this is my super delayed new year’s day post. 2015 was nightmare-ish in many  ways and one of the catastrophic low-lights was missing David Pearson‘s workshop in August. When I heard that one of my all-time design heroes was coming to Melbourne the same time I would be away in Paros on a yoga retreat, I was livid. I know, I know, I can’t have cake (or in this case, baklava) and eat it […]

Three reasons to start walking

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It is the movement as well as the sights going by that seems to make things happen in the mind, and this is what makes walking ambiguous and endlessly fertile; it is both means and end, travel and destination. —from Wanderlust by Rebecca Solnit I was never a huge fan of walking. Growing up in an area in Cebu where urban planning was like having a mentally dysfunctional 5-year old design his dream metropolis in […]

List 073: Self-inflicted injuries in the past 5 days

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Asana/meditation

1) Thursday I stubbed my left big toe getting into Supta Urdhva Pada Vajrasana. The toe bled and the nail came loose but luckily didn’t fall off. It throbbed mercilessly for the next three days though. 2) Sunday What do you get for having a hissy fit right in the middle of doing Supta Kurmasana? A tight chest and clenched buttocks… and an extremely sore lower back the next day. 3) Monday morning A full […]

List 030: Yoga poses that shit me

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I swore I would never ever blog about yoga in fear that I would turn into one of those yoga freaks who don’t seem to shut up about their practice. But guess what? I am a yoga freak. This blog is about obsessions after all—MY obsessions—and I obsess about asana more than I publicly admit. I’m not going to write about how my heart chakra opened like a lotus blossom today (and if that did […]