Yearly Archives: 2017

21 Days of Meditation

They say it it takes 21 days to form a habit. And here is one that I’ve been struggling to develop for years. To wake up at 4:30 am for my ‘holy hour’. I even created the most beautiful little niche a few years ago – my mini Buddhist monastery – a little meditation room inspired by a holiday to Ladakh. Patchy yellow wa ...

The best things in life are free…er….sugarfree ;)

Day 1 of 21 Days of Meditation…. I did it, my 4:30 am alarm rang, and I didn’t hit snooze. With all the excitement I started waking up at 3:55 am to check if I missed it. Starting anxiety you see ūüėČ Woke up a little tired, but stuck to the task. Started with my ayurvedic rituals, a small sip of water from a copper bottle, followed by 15 ...

Day 2 – My plate is full!

What an eventful Sunday! I gave myself an extra half hour and my day started at 5 am. Enjoyed my pranayama and meditation. Pranayama because it gives me the boost of oxygen I need first thing in the morning, I’ve been noticing lately that my breath is very short. And the more I¬†rush through my¬†day, or are a little (or a lot) stressed, I tight ...

Day 3 – Short – not sweet

Don’t know why I rushed through my morning meditation. Woke up with my¬†4:30 am alarm. Something must have been on my mind, but it lasted maybe 15 minutes. I know folks like Tony Robbins advocate a 10 minute meditation, but I need a minimum of 30 minutes to go through my full routine. And fill my lungs with oxygen, and my mind with positivity, ...

The More the Merrier – Double workouts, Meditation, and one Great Day – Day 4

Ok, its confirmed, I love working out. And what works well for me is working towards a specific goal (or event) and structured training. Without which I will not wake up and run 10 km or jump into a pool. But just signing up for an event and working with a coach keeps me on track. I’ve decided to do the Olympic distance triathlon in Thonnur ( ...

Day 5 – Ommm – My Go To Morning Rituals

Why are morning rituals so important? They set the tone for the day ahead. Every morning is a fresh start, no matter what has happened the day the before, the Sun will rise again, and its an opportunity to have a great day! Its a¬†choice that we make, life is not by chance.   A few years ago, my life may have been simpler. But, as time has¬†pass ...

Day 6 – Vegan vs. Plant Based

Hola people Don’t have much time to write today, but I thought I’d share a short note on the difference between being Vegan and Plant Based.   I’ve been vegetarian for 7 years – through high school and college (in the US). While one can be vegetarian and healthy, not all vegetarians are! I was doing it all wrong – ...

Day 7 & my Magic Potion for a good night’s sleep

Day 7 – yes! I’ve made it through a full week of meditation. I enjoyed my usual practice, 4:30 am doesn’t seem abnormal anymore. I’ve been trying to head to bed at 9:30 pm, to make this sustainable, and not just a 21 day fling! BTW, I’m not a masochist, waking up at 4:30 am isn’t meant to be a punishment. I truly ...

Day 8 – Rebuilding my foundation – one brick at a time

I am super thrilled to share that I did my first brick workout in ages. A year and half precisely – since my half ironman in 2015. A brick workout – is back to back workouts of any 2 of the 3 triathlon sports. Naturally, they are twice the challenge too. Day 8 started at 4:30 am – Oil pulling, pranayama, meditation. Breathe, breat ...

Day 9 – It’s what’s On The Inside That Counts

Ah, day 9 was indulgent. Morning meditation, pranayama, gratitude. Sunday dosas, green smoothies, and lots of veggies. Rest day – so no workout.¬†Felt content reflecting on the week that passed. Its been about 5-6 weeks of going sugar & gluten free, and on a completely whole foods plant based diet. And I’ve been feeling light & e ...