Posted in August 2011

Completed Day 3 of the 30 Day Bikram Yoga Challenge!!!

It almost seems too soon to be celebrating such a minuscule achievement, but I can’t help but feel grateful for having not given up already. The main reason behind the Challenge is to encourage daily practice, rather than encouraging a ‘counting down’ of sorts whereby the legacy of Bikram Yoga ends at the end of the Challenge. … Continue reading

Started the 30 Day Bikram Yoga Challenge!

One key objective I set myself for my last month in London prior to travelling is undertaking the 30 day Bikram Yoga challenge. For those of you who don’t already know, Bikram Yoga is traditional Hatha Yoga, but instead, takes place in a hot room. There are 26 postures, each with unique medical benefits, each … Continue reading

London riots – A distorted countdown

(written on 12 Aug 2011 – Internet down, so couldn’t publish) The countdown of late was severely distracted by the current series of events that shocked Britain. The London Riots impacted dozens of localities from Tottenham to Hackney to Ealing to Croydon, including (but not limited to) the cities of Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and Bristol. … Continue reading

Introduction: Time Out – New Beginnings

As a result of organisational restructuring, I was recently faced with what could be perceived as both a risk and an opportunity: either to fight to keep my position of employment or to take voluntary redundancy. After careful contemplation, I decided in favour of the latter. This decision was made mainly to undertake a few … Continue reading

Definitions: Time Out – New Beginnings

time-out [tahym-out] noun, plural -outs. 1. a brief suspension of activity; intermission or break. new [noo, nyoo]  adjective, -er, -est, adverb, noun 1. of recent origin, production, purchase, etc.; having but lately come or been brought into being 2. of a kind now existing or appearing for the first time; novel be·gin·ning [bih-gin-ing] noun 1. an act or circumstance of entering upon an action or state 2. the point of time or space at which anything begins 3. the initial stage or part of anything