Loving The Imperfect Things In Life

Oct 29th, 2012 Travel, Yoga 2 min read

I got inked last week. The permanence of the ink on my body frightened me, but I was intrigued. I planned for this inking before boarding the cruise ship, sometime after I stumbled on the Aham Prema mantra. Those words, which translate into “I am Divine Love” resonated right into the core of my heart and brought tears to my eyes. At that point, I…


Life Is A Daring Adventure

Oct 29th, 2012 Travel, Yoga 2 min read

It was an eventful beginning to my New York trip. I succumbed to the cold virus two days before flying, and had a full blown fever the day before. Thankfully, my fever broke around midnight, which allowed me to pack for my trip. Well, that was just the start. I arrived at the airport for an early check-in (an hour and half before), only to…


Keep Looking. Don’t Settle.

Sep 29th, 2012 Yoga 4 min read

Over the past month, during my conversation with friends, I asked them three questions: 1. Are you happy with your job? 2. If you are not, why are you doing it? 3. What would you do otherwise? It didn’t amaze me that 9/10 who answered had a negative or passive answer to the first question. Many are at their current jobs because of societal pressure…


Be Loving, Hopeful, and Optimistic

Sep 27th, 2012 Yoga 2 min read

Life is a struggle sometimes. We have to make decisions daily, and that split second decision could determine a whole different life for us. Naturally, the decisions that we make are steered towards the positive track, where we hope that things would pan out the way we envision it to. But what happens when that split second decision works against us? I have two answers…


A Statement of Intention

Sep 23rd, 2012 Yoga 3 min read

I’m in the middle of “Kundalini — Yoga for the West”. As I was reading the section on the root chakra, a tidal wave of emotions swept through me. The past week took a toll on my emotional self when I realized the truth in certain peoples’ actions. The betrayal led me to question the amount of trust that I invest in people, but perhaps…


The Responsible Thinking Process

Aug 7th, 2012 Yoga 5 min read

Back in my high school, we used to have a room called the “Responsible Thinking Classroom” (RTC). This room was tucked away in a little corner of the school like a forgotten child, with tiny grilled windows which reminded me of a jail cell; a huge desk at the corner where one of the disciplinary staff members would sit in; and chairs lined up like…


Learning To Love Yourself

Jul 19th, 2012 Yoga 1 min read

A good friend of mine, Nathaniel, posted this on Facebook today. Those beautiful words carved on that fragile leaf blew me away. It serves me as a reminder to be authentic and real, and never compromise myself for anyone else. Amidst the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives, we may stray away from learning to love and being true to ourselves. We may either…


Living With Fear

Jul 18th, 2012 Yoga 2 min read

People are so afraid that something might happen. To them, fear is so much more important than their dream. Don’t be afraid that something will happen, be afraid that nothing will happen. –   Herman Zapp The feeling of fear is extremely interesting. The pulse quickens; the palm get slippery and wet; the brain cells seem to diminish; thoughts are scattered; and the tummy goes…


Desiderata (Desired Things)

Jun 26th, 2012 Yoga 2 min read

Many of us who have access to the Internet are constantly faced with First World problems. We are seldom satisfied with the things that we have, be it the love from someone, friendships, luxury goods, personal achievements, and the list goes on. I chanced upon this prose this morning and it speaks volumes about the ways of living a contented life, and learning to appreciate…


Failure: The Ups And Downs Of Life

Mar 14th, 2012 Yoga 1 min read

How many people in the world can say, “I’ve never tasted failure in my life — ever.” My guess would be 0.0000000000000001% of the world population can attest to this statement. That is to say, the other 99.0000000000000099% would understand what failure feels like. Truth be told, the feeling sucks. It leaves an extremely bitter aftertaste and sends shivers down one’s spine. No one loves…


Embracing Change and Going into the Wilderness

Feb 25th, 2012 Yoga 3 min read

‎Each one of us has a fire in our heart for something. It’s our goal in life to find it and keep it lit. – Mary Lou Retton Sometimes in the pursuit of finding our true self, we come to realize that certain parts of our lives would have to change. This single word “change” never fails to frighten me. It often requires an individual…


Aham Prema

Jan 21st, 2012 Yoga 2 min read

Aham Prema is Sanskrit for “I AM Divine Love”. “The mantra Aham Prema affirms one’s divine love energy within. A grand inner transformation is invoked, creating one’s highest essence of love. This emanation enhances all situations, everyday, creating a wonderful foundation for whatever one desires to manifest.” (source daniellecrume.com) I chanced upon this mantra recently and was immediately drawn to the sound of it. It…