This new post, part of the BeLikeYoga series, features Patience. Patience is much needed in yoga in order to give our body time to develop and eventually achieve the different asanas. Strength, flexibility and balance are not qualities that come overnight, but after practice and persistence. Wanting to move too fast and pushing our bodies … More Be Patient- Trust the timing of your life
Here is another quote that gives me an excuse to talk about a BeLikeYoga-type of post. When I was only starting yoga I used to read interviews from yogis I admired. One of them mentioned how our body needs time to get used to the new postures, until it is able to reproduce them. It was … More Be Resilient – That ‘burn’ will reshape you
“The diet of eating… well”. That’s how the Spanish author defines her principles when it comes to nutrition. This is my favourite book about the subject, and Patricia Pérez is not even a certified nutritionist! Her tone, warm and funny; the way in which she explains how our body works and how the different types … More “Yo sí que como” by Patricia Pérez
Since I started to post yoga pictures on social media, probably the most common question I’ve been asked by my friends has been How long have you been practising? I totally get that question because it is the yoga spark question. It first popped into my brain when I watched the beautiful and striking video below, featured … More Yoga journey – or How long have you been practising?
The third BeLikeYoga series focuses on Acceptance. As well as strength and flexibility, yoga is a discipline that requires acceptance. In almost every class I have been, the teacher repeats to us that we don’t have to strictly follow the flow. We can rest, or speed up, as we need. In life, like in yoga, we … More Be Accepting – It is what it is
“The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence”. Most of us know this saying, which exists in many languages as well, so I reckon it is a common thought: things look better, brighter in other people’s life, not in ours. Comparing ourselves to others is a very common thing, especially in … More About Comparison – The grass is greener where you water it
Here is the second post of the ‘Belikeyoga series’, today featuring Flexibility. Last month I talked about being strong, and this time I wanted to explore thoughts on being flexible. Anybody who has seen yoga live, or in pictures, can see how flexible yogis are. Back-bends, splits, forward-folds, twists… the list is long and challenging. … More Be Flexible – I bend so I don’t break
What gives the title to this blog, “Be Like Yoga” is a concept that got into my mind slowly as I started to practise yoga more regularly, at the very end of 2015. Actually it will be my anniversary in like a week 🙂 As I explained in another post, the time when I started yoga was … More What do you mean by “Be Like Yoga”?
The first time I heard about this woman (Pilar Senpau) was years ago, in the Catalan TV program called Quequicom. The weekly program used to cover different subjects from a didactic-scientific approach, and that week it was about diets and losing weight. Pilar Senpau was the nutritionist of a girl who was trying to lose weight. … More “Eating well, a matter of intelligence” by Pilar Senpau
Recently I’ve been asked by different friends whether I knew sites to do yoga from home. I think getting used to exercise from home is great, both financially and time-efficiently. I say “getting used” because it is not always easy to set a routine. Not sure what happens when I get home, but my “doing” … More Good sites to exercise at home