” The phrase “living in tune with nature” has a precise meaning in Ayurveda: having healthy desires that match what you actually need. As nature made you, what you need and what you want shouldn’t be in conflict. When you’re in balance, you naturally desire only that which nurtures your health and life. You flow in harmony with your body’s natural rhythms, getting restful sleep, feeding your senses with experiences, tastes, touch, aromas, sounds, and sights that uplift and nourish you. When you slip out of tune with nature, your desires become non-nurturing and you may crave junk food, neglect to sleep and exercise, and indulge in compulsive behaviors. Overtime, a little imbalance can become a disorder and then a disease, bringing on more stress and neglect. “
This could very likely be the third or so time I post about Taschen books, especially during winter. Europe is drowning in snow and the cold knows no limits, except Malta, yes it’s true we don’t experience the same weather but to me it’s 28+ and sunny or it’s winter. There’s no in-between. Right now Malta is around 15-20. So…winter.
I tend to grab one of our Taschen books around this time of year, mostly the Mexican one, or the Mediterranean one (featuring summer shots). Coffee table books are a great way of keeping beauty near, especially when you don’t have the option to frame or nail everything to the wall.
Look at the warmth in these pics x
A great little book to carry around wherever you go, as a constant reminder to stop and breath. To be mindful.
Try to take 5-15 mins a day, at least, for one or more of the exercises in the book. For yoga lovers, some of the postures will obviously be familiar and easy to make a habit of doing every morning or whenever you find a few minutes in peace. Other exercises does not require any physical effort, but a great deal of effort to pay attention to our dear senses. Kind of hard for beginners at first, no matter how easy and simple they may seem, but with some practice they’ll come more naturally after some time.. <3
Herizen Guardiola, or herizen_fawn, is my absolute favorite on Instagram. You know how you follow some accounts and you send a little heart every now and then, and you keep them in your feed but in a jealous or frustrating or even bored kind of way? This is not one of those…this is a pure, beautiful and inspiring account. It’s close to magical. One of few accounts I truly enjoy, with its 1970’s kind of blurry summer vibe feel to it.
Herizen Guardiola is the star of Netflix show “The Get Down“, which I also enjoy.
Some Herizen inspired items I put together;
Normally around this time of year my spring feelings are in full bloom, this year…not so much. Apparently it’s the coldest April in Sweden since many many years. Yup. That’s when I, the sun lover, decides to move here.
I still wanted to create a board with lots of pretty stuff to inspire and alleviate the cold weather. Makes me wanna go shopping