Did you miss me? :)
It's been three months and four countries since my last post. I have had some of the most amazing adventures a girl could dream of, witnessed some of the most stunning sunsets, sunrises, full moons, and landscapes, befriended magical people everywhere, ate delicious ridiculously good foods and kissed in some of the most romantic backdrops...but alas that is not what this post is about.
I am transitioning my focus back into my love of Teaching/Practicing Pilates. While teaching in India I was able to practice consistently in the studio and felt strong and completely embodied, then I began my Asian journey with my partner David. Three months later I have found myself teaching in London living in a grand apartment with a home studio attached, I have zero excuses now to kick my butt. While traveling I tried to maintain a constant practice , but then I let it go and dove fully into a nomadic wanderlust life...ah it was great! I stretched after long journeys and inverted myself to clear my head, but really I just gave into the nomadic lifestyle. I was happy, I was traveling with my love and eating so much amazing food and swimming in beautiful waters, I was even able to continue teaching at points in my journey. David is a chiropractor and traveled with a collapsable table to adjust on. There were many times especially in India where together we would journey around to locals houses . David would give them Chiropractic Care and I would give them healthy movements to practice on their own. It was so amazing to spread this love and care for people in this way. In Thailand we stayed at a farm where every morning I would teach a Pilates mat class and then David would spend some time seeing those who needed some extra attention, it was such an amazing experience, so much love surrounding us.
Today, for the first time in three months I completed an apparatus workout on the Wunda Chair! It felt amazing yet I was also...and I don't know why really...amazed at how much muscular tone and strength I had lost in the three months I left my self practice. I mean I surfed almost everyday for two weeks in Sri Lanka and worked on a farm hauling rocks and digging in the dirt in Thailand, where had my strong low belly gone? and why are my hamstrings like tight rubber bands again? haha I only have one answer to those question...Mango Sticky Rice and lazy hammock days:) poor me I know:)
So, today I decided and with some embarrassment put myself out there as an example of what a dedicated Pilates practice can do for your body, mind state, and overall vitality of living. It is easy to have the latter when your in exotic places but as I look out my window into the gray ,rainy, cold day that is London, my Pilates breath is the new force behind my creative genius. Without it I might curl up and watch rom coms the rest of the day:) one might still happen :)
Follow my instagram (inplaypilates) for daily updates on my progress, as I won't blog on this everyday. You can also follow hannahgraphic for traveler updates of my time abroad.
I will leave you today with some fave times from my Journeys, a few from each of the countries visited! India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia