Body,  Movement

Blessed May Be An Overused Word

There are many things to be grateful for today. And so despite my tired bones and sleepy eyes at this hour, I feel obliged to write them down lest they fade away into dreams.

Here’s the reality: I am blessed.

I just came from a whole-day yoga event called Global Mala Project Manila. I was supposed to be up and about by 10:30 am for the second class, but I ended up staying in bed a few hours more as a result of my long and sleepless week. (I must say, even that sleeplessness is a blessing in itself.)

Anyhow. So here is my list:

  1. Anusara Yoga with Fran. I have been meaning to try her classes even in Siem Reap, but never got around to doing it. Well this was the time, and I didn’t even know she was going to be there when I bought my tickets. It was a good way to start the day, as I got to breathe out most of the negativity of the past week. More importantly, I was able to appreciate the philosophy behind the movements in yoga.
  2. Vinyasa Flow with live music. Good for the body, soul, and well, ears.
  3. Ashtanga. This is kind of outside of my comfort zone, but I am very welcome to everything that challenges my body.
  4. Jamba Juice. That peanut butter thing Carla asked me to try was just so good.
  5. Poi workshop. Plain fun and beautiful.
  6. Drumming workshop. Being a lover of music, I appreciate being able to lose myself to the beat of percussion. So natural and spontaneous.
  7. Capoeira. Because this always has to happen somewhere, even if it’s not part of the script.
  8. Yoga Trance Dance. Crazy. Dance like nobody’s watching.
  9. My band. Because I was touched to know that somebody knows me from one of our (two) comeback performances this year, and complimented our band.
  10. Good friends. Because nothing would be the same if we didn’t surround ourselves with people who are equally awesome.
  11. Cute people at the event. Enough said.

Yes, I am blessed. It may be an overused, cheesy word, but fuck it. And thank you universe.

Vida is a restless, universe-loving, forever-child with a very short attention span. She is mostly enthusiastic about travel, adventure, technology, fitness, and lately, life hacks. Most of her days are spent on tech partnerships in a telco, and most nights practicing capoeira (or yoga, or boxing, or trying some other unheard of art of movement). She likes experiments, little projects, and writes too, sometimes, at vidasioson.com. And if you're interested, sh... Hey, look, a flower!

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