Manvel arrived in his white colored Opel to pick me up in front of the main square in Gyumri, right after I had a ponchik, a Nutella filled puff pastry. On our ride to Marmashen, less than a 30 minute journey, Manvel and I learned a lot about each other. He learned more than I… Continue reading Portrait Series: Manvel
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
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.
This photo has three important happy places in one: my mat, in Barcelona at my favorite landmark in my soul city.
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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
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
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “On the Way.” The beauty of traveling in the country of Morocco is that during the journey within any of its medina (city) walls, one encounters many forms of mysticism through radiant scents and colors, especially when meandering in the spice souk (market). The destination at… Continue reading On The Way to the Hamaam
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Broken.” Although I had the outstanding news of hearing that my toe is not broken and my recovery won’t be 8 weeks long, a part of me was broken. My ego was shattered a bit, being unable to continue my practice for a few weeks until this… Continue reading Un(Broken) Toe, Broken Ego
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Enveloped.” In Meditation one seeks stillness and calmness of the mind. To be enveloped within one’s own thoughts is what this word means to me presently. be enveloped…be meditative 🙏🏼