What Injury Has Taught Me

My injury story:
Last year I began practicing yoga. I have always been intrigued by yoga and I finally just said “what the hell”, signed up for a beginners course and fell totally in love with it!  The trouble is I didn’t understand what yoga could do to my body. Sure, it made me stronger, leaner, helped my back pain and headaches, centred and grounded me, but it also caused me great agony. I am hyper-mobile, which basically means my joints are very fluid and can often move further than my muscles, tendons, and ligaments, making me prone to injury and pain. However, it can also make me look super capable and flexible on the mat – I could seemingly go further and deeper into postures that only way more experienced yogis could. It also fills me with a false sense of capability and even superiority – “look how far...
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Play Mykonos

Play 1 Play 2 Play 3 Mykonos was certainly full of fun play times this trip. Frolicking on the beaches, mucking around with the Go-Pros (if you are thinking of getting one, do it! best purchase ever!), reducing each other to tears of laughter at dinner, jumping off jetties, moseying about Paradise Club at night, cruising about in our trusty Jimneys... This is the thing about travel. People can take it too seriously: they book an itinerary that sees them spending no more than a couple of nights in one place, the race around trying to see everything, chomp down food without knowing what it is (or insisting on ordering only what is familiar), before boarding a plane back home exhausted and unclear as to where they were...
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