Mindful Triathlon

One of the ways I keep my mind fresh, and myself humble, is reading. I like exercising my curiosity, so I read about everything; books, articles and any research on any subject that catches my attention.

Yesterday I bumped into an USA today article: “Since election, yoga rises off the mat to take on Donald Trump”. (To see the full article click here).

The article talks about how Yoga practice is on the rise after the US elections and how typical drops in New Year’s resolutions is minimal.

In that same article I found the genius idea of Sean Hoess and his Wanderlust organization. He calls it “Mindful Triathlon”. Wanderlust organizes festivals around the US that promote Yoga and meditation. These festivals also include  lectures, music, and excursions. As part of their activities, they also organize the Mindful Triathlon, consisting of a 5K run, a meditation session and a Yoga session.  Find more at wanderlust.com

I thought this was such a great idea, given that it brings together mind, body, and soul. I found that even though many of us already do this practice in our weekly and daily routine – it must be even more enjoyable in a group setting.

So why not bringing together your friends even for a bachelorette or bachelor celebration and spend a day doing this mindful Triathlon together?

You could invent your own. In my case, I’ve done: 1 hour running, 1 Hour Mandala Meditation and 45-50 minutes of Yoga. Use this as a detox for your mind. Think of it as pushing a reset button when you feel overwhelmed, or super stressed. I guarantee it works and its effects will ripple throughout the week.

The One Thing Driving Personal Change in 2017

This year presents itself with its share of changes and challenges: Donald Trump taking the presidency of United States of America; Barack and Michelle Obama waving goodbye to the White House; Iran continues its nuclear program; terrorist threats; further progress in driver-less cars; just to mention a few.

Typically, we set goals for ourselves for the year and often times we tend to overestimate what we can do, or simply lose track along the way. However, the one thing that, if improved, can have an immense positive impact on your quality of life, overall health and capacity to reach your goals, is…(drum-roll please)… Continue reading