Product Review : A Yoga Mat Made From Cork

Product Review : A Yoga Mat Made From Cork

I recently connected with Christina Cavaco who founded Cork Leaf, a fresh, holistic and innovative online yoga mat company. I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to try out her newest product - a beautifully designed yoga mat made out of sustainable cork. 

A yoga mat made from cork?! It certainly piqued my curiosity too! Here is my review of this mat after a few months of practicing on it!

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5 Mindful Lessons I Learned On My Yoga Mat

5 Mindful Lessons I Learned On My Yoga Mat

The first time I went to a yoga class was about 7 years ago. I went to a Bikram yoga class and for the next 90 minutes, I endured the dizziness of the intense heat and I struggled with every single pose.

However, nowadays, I am thankful that my first yoga class was just the beginning of many other challenging practices.

I am thankful that I am just beginning to understand how yoga has affected me emotionally, spiritually and mentally. And I am thankful that yoga has gradually taught me so many lessons in mindfulness - even if I was not aware of them at the time.

So today, I will be sharing with you some of the mindful lessons that I have learnt from my yoga practice that has helped me both on my mat and in my life. 

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9 Ways to Create A Night Ritual

9 Ways to Create A Night Ritual

When the sky darkens and the hustle and bustle of the city pace slows, my night ritual begins. It provides me with a grounded, calming feeling which helps prepare me for a good night's sleep. But these days my night ritual has changed a lot over the last few months.

I used to be so strict when it came to adhering to a routine. I guess I struggled with perfectionism (read about this in my Redefining What Perfect Means to You post). I wanted order and a list of things to tick off my to do list.

But nowadays, since I have started seeing things from a more mindful perspective, I have embraced the notion of impermanence.

For me, this means accepting that all things change with time, so we have to let go of trying to maintain control. Things are perfect when there is a gentle ebb and flow. So these days, my night ritual is no longer a highly structured routine. Instead, it gives me the freedom to act intuitively according to how I feel

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