First and foremost, you should learn how to say "no sugar" when ordering, coffee, foods and shakes in Thailand. In Thai you say "mai sai namtan". This is vital, because Thai's love to add sugar and other additives when making food. It seems that WORLD is crazy about Thai food because it tastes so good. The reason being folks...is sugar! Sugar Sux Thailand!!
It's been about 12 hours since I wrote the first article on Sugar Sux. Being here in Asia really is the inspiration for much of the protest as well as ones own struggle to avoid it. While we may be informed that Sugar is legitimate poison it is still being consumed and in places like Asia, it is growing in consumption.
I could not think of more explicit way to describe my attitude towards this debilitating wellness destroying drug! Sugar Sux because it is addictive, more-ish, sends you on a high and crashes you to an all time low,it manipulates your moods, destroys your cells and appears all innocent and harmless. It comes in all colours, textures, shapes and sizes and can also be hidden in salty things to taste more apparently yummy.
Bikram Yoga Manila...I am here in Manila and I thought while I was here I would go and try different studios and different styles. Bikram Yoga seems to be quite popular here in Manila with a few studios scattered over the metro area. There is actually one just around the corner from where I am staying so this is the most convenient option for me while I am here.
After watching the sky turn from night to day this morning (yep. 5.30am), I went on my much anticipated sand run to kick start me in to my day. ~ I was thinking about a discussion I was having with some people at the retreat and the words 'be nice to your self' came rolling over me.
Sankalpa is the Sanskrit term which refers to the resolve or the setting of an intention for your practice. This week I have been attending Yoga Nidra classes with Michelle. Yoga meaning Union and Nidra meaning sleep. In this semi conscious state we meditate on the sankalpa for the duration of the practice and work with the act of hearing and feeling.