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9 Things I learned from Instagram #2015BestNine (+9 IG Lessons Learned Revealed)

Early on in January of this year, while in Rio De Janeiro, I had the revelation of starting a campaign around the phrase Pack Your Mat (read Finding Freedom in Rio on how it all started). While swimming in the beautiful ocean with my friend around 6:30am, I thought of this phrase and how I… Continue reading 9 Things I learned from Instagram #2015BestNine (+9 IG Lessons Learned Revealed)

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8 Reasons Why You (Don’t) Want To Travel With a Blogger

As bloggers we do get used to taking photos without much help, but the minute we have a friend with us, the task becomes a hundred times easier and just more exciting. Having a good eye and a vision for moments and experiences, our friends can definitely benefit by being our travel companion. Truly though,… Continue reading 8 Reasons Why You (Don’t) Want To Travel With a Blogger

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Happy Place: Barcelona on a Mat

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Happy Place.”

My happy place is usually when I’m on my mat and practicing at a studio with group energy. However, a strong passion of mine is also travel. When I’m in a place where I’m photographing next to a historical landmark, I tune everyone out around me and I’m in my happy place as well.

 

Arc De Triomf, Barcelona
 
This photo has three important happy places in one: my mat, in Barcelona at my favorite landmark in my soul city.

For more travel yoga photos check out my Instagram: @packyourmat

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Silverlake Summer Solstice Sun Salutations on International Day of Yoga

The past six years I have celebrated Summer Solstice by taking part in the Nit de Foc (Night of the Fire), which followed straight into the next morning of Dia de Sant Joan in Barcelona, Spain. This year it was spent quite differently, but with similarities in terms of great feelings of revitalization, energy and the realization that… Continue reading Silverlake Summer Solstice Sun Salutations on International Day of Yoga

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Birthday Post: 32 Years of Breathing, 32 Grateful Affirmations

Maya Angelou is known to have said that “life isn’t measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away”. Directly contradicting this statement is yogic philosophy claiming that “we are allotted a certain number of breaths per lifetime” and that life is measured by the number of… Continue reading Birthday Post: 32 Years of Breathing, 32 Grateful Affirmations

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Vivid: The Energy of Fireworks in Rio De Janeiro

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Vivid.” A firework display can invoke emotions of joy and happiness. The sensory explosion, alongside the  literal explosion of gunpowder and chemicals on New Year’s Eve 14/15 in Copacabana left vivid memories of what left the impression of a magical and unforgettable night. I vividly remember every moment.… Continue reading Vivid: The Energy of Fireworks in Rio De Janeiro