34/52: How to get started in Yoga?

Yoga has gain a reputation in the social media world of yogis doing headstand and more complicated poses in gorgeous surroundings, even though you can build up to doing that, yoga is more simple than that. You don’t need beautiful settings or be capable of doing those poses, you can simply do yoga anywhere, the only thing you need is a flat ground, mat is useful and absolute mindfulness for the duration of your practice so that you can feel the energy flowing through the body. That is what yoga teaches, being present, mindful and understanding that your body is beautiful and  is capable of doing wonderful things. You don’t even need to attend classes, you can start it with the countless videos on youtube, here are a list of ones that I have used to maintain a regular practice:

Yoga with Adriene
If you search for  beginners yoga on youtube, you’ll come across Adriene’s videos. Her workout is great in beginning your yoga journey, I am currently doing her 30 days of yoga challenge in order to build my daily practice. The practices are simple and easy to follow. The good thing is her number of playlists consist of yoga for weight loss, stress and creativity, go on try one of her video.

Yogatx
This channel is good if you want a good flow yoga workout as there are different videos to choose from to target different areas. A flow workout is a sequence of poses to maintain that connection between the mind and body.

Sarah Beth Yoga

Sarah Beth’s videos are good because you can see how each pose should be along with  alternative poses. There are playlist for a full body yoga and also a 30 minutes or a 10 minutes one. You don’t have to go into an hour long yoga to start with, you can just start with a 10 minute one and build up with that everyday, just do what your body wants to do and don’t force into it. By building up practice, your body will readily comply into an hour long workout which would feel simple.

Hope this helps in starting your yoga journey..

32/52: Krakow in Pictures

Date: 3rd – 6th August

Finally, Krakow in summer, the weather was scorching but worth going to see the city in the sunshine. I was there to catch up with a friend and I had a lovely time going around. We went to the salt time and Auschwitz as well. Auschwitz isn’t a typical tourist attraction due to the historical significance attached to it but it is worth going to realise its sheer scale and how cruel humanity can get which should never be repeated. The Salt mine was quite an interesting tour, about 135ft underground, it was fascinating to see the chapel underground with its salt sculptures and chandeliers.

This was my second time in the city and the one thing I always go for when am here are the sweets, I had too many dessert but it’s fun to indulge. This wouldn’t be last time in Poland because I still have to visit Warsaw and the Tatras, so until next time, this pictures would see me through.

31/52: Throwback – My Princess Dresses

 

I grew up in Nepal and for us, clothes were not worn for fashion, we bought our clothes to last until we grew out of it or it was unmendable but my mum used to dress me and my sister in a twin set look- colourful mismatch combinations which I surely would love to wear now. Past our twin set look, my sister geared towards tomboyish looks while I clinged to those princess dresses, it was the time when I was heavily influenced by Andersen’s fairy tales. I would always ask her to buy me dresses whenever we used to go clothes shopping and I adore those dresses, I still have the netted multi-colour one which everytime I look at it, it makes me smile. I am grateful that my mum instilled in me the joy of dressing up and being comfortable with what you wear, you make mistakes along the way, my teen goth phase is always talked about but that would be for some other time and I am sure I didn’t save any photos from that time. These princess dresses gave me bouts of happiness as a little girl not only because how I felt in them but also because of the memory associated with it, visit to the zoo, grandma house, my birthday, our family picnic. It’s making me question the amount of clothes I have nowadays and fast fashion in general, do my clothes tell a story? Does it invoke in me the same happiness as these dresses did? I can honestly tell about half of them don’t, I might not have worn most of them more than twice anyways. Ok, this post is kind of ending in a dark epiphany, I might have to rethink my wardrobe choices now…. but anyways do share your fashion story if you have any, what did you like to wear when you were young?

30/52: Summer Go Gray Loco

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Date:21st July
Gray Loco Concert at Troxy, London

If you don’t know yet, my taste in music is eclectic to describe it in a good way. I’ll listen to everything from bollywood, pinoy pop, reggaeton to korean hip hop. Kpop is a big thing nowadays but for me, I have always been an avid listener of their hip hop genre. It all started when I stumble on to Gray ‘Just do it’, its musical beats is addictive plus the lyrics is highly encouraging if you look at its translation, it was my anthem during a stressful time 2 years ago and guess who was featured on it, none other than Loco so it has come full circle when I got to see them play live last weekend. Even though I don’t understand the language, its not hard to appreciate their musical talents, the beats they produce and how they come up new musical style everytime they release a song. Their live was impressive, the flow of music, the energy & I couldn’t stop smiling, it was a perfect summer night (I insta story all the best bits above ). If you don’t know them yet, here have a listen, I’ve put some of my favourite songs into a playlist >

29/52: Summer Diary- Outfits

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Outfit details
Top: top & bottom from Zara, belt from Stradivarius and the tote bag from Cultbeauty
Bottom: top from Yesstyle, bottom from Monki

just a filler outfit post because I am currently busy with AW18 launch at work & that involves lot of data,  data and data  plus with the summer commute (that involves loads of delays), my mind needs a rest. I am currently trying to just connect with friends and go out as much as I can before the summer time ends. Hit me up if you want to catch up..

 

28/52: All About Alaia

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Azzedine Alaia: The Couturier Exhibition at the Design Musuem 

Until 7th October 2018 

I like going to exhibition especially fashion ones and the Alaia exhibition at the design musuem didn’t disappoint. This was a collaboration between Mark Wilson and the man himself, Azzedine Alaia before his death on November 2017 and it shows on the display, the layout, the screen and every dress shown. Its immaculate with about 60 garments in display and every one of them shows a story from the bandage dress, the corset belt to the perforated leather. It was great to see them up close, the labor it went through, the craftsmanship, everything is so detailed that you kind of question whether perfection does exist. I’ll let the images do the talking but its a different feel to see them in person so if you are ever stuck on what to do in London and need a bit of fashion inspiration, head out to see the exhibition or the museum itself, it’s gonna be a treat either way.