Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Off and on (the mat)

English only, not enough time to write both versions ;-)

Aaaaand the self-discovery show goes on, how cool is that?

First things first: breakfast on Monday was as planned vegan overnight oats, my recipe included:
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 tsb chia seeds
- 1 tsb lucuma powder
- about 1/3 water

Back off little guy, this is MY breakfast!

added in the morning: peanut butter, what else?
These will make other appearances, there are so many flavours and options to try!

Off the mat

This weekend I realized I was not afraid of (small) spiders anymore. I know, sounds weird, but I HATE spiders. Or I thought I did. Now I end up talking to one. How's that for yoga in everyday life? I may sound too "out there", but I am positive this is a consequence of my practice. I mean, before yoga, I couldn't stand near a spider, let alone talk to it of course. Or maybe I am just going crazy? 

But then again, before yoga, I wouldn't have been able to ask my boyfriend to "judge" me. Let me explain: I am considering further training and courses to reach my career - and most importantly life - goal (the one I don't want to discuss too much right now, superstition!), bought some books, made a test which basically consisted in rating the presence of a list of qualities in my own self. Part of the test was asking someone you trust to rate you. To me this is scary. You see, my ego can sometimes inflate to the size of the ash cloud currently touring Europe, and I have trouble with criticism. Ok, I can't stand criticism. And now I had my Lovely Boyfriend "judging" me, WTF?!
Very interesting outcome: first I don't seem to have a twisted vision of myself, there were a few discrepancies in the ratings but nothing dramatic. Second, I listened to what he had to say, and did not throw a fit of anger or burst into tears. Then again, he did not say anything mean and was being non judgmental at all, and as I said, the ratings were more or less the same.
Yet I usually don't want to hear what people have to say about me, because I fear it will be negative stuff, and I don't take it very well.
Being able to ask my bf this and being ready to listen and learn, that doesn't sound much but it means a lot to me. It means I have become confident enough yet open to work on my weakest areas. 

On the mat

Oh, I tried Parsva Bakasana this week-end. And I did it. My mum wouldn't recognize me.

I don't want to come across as complacent or anything, but these little things make me proud of myself. Why shouldn't I be proud of myself for stepping out of my comfort zone after all?

What has made you proud of you lately? Come on, think about it, there is ALWAYS something :-)


  1. good for you! it's so nice to feel progress in a pose!

  2. Ah that's awesome! GO you. I was proud I cleaned my room this week (haha it;s the little things!)

  3. YES! peanut butter in oatmeal is what peanut butter was made for. genius!!! so glad youre letting the world know :)

  4. I love this post, you are really working on yourself...good job!
    PS: Is that little guy Gig Robot?

  5. Thank you all!
    @Princi: in France that little guy was called Goldorak in France, I think the original name was Grendizer :-)