Om Sweet Om
I have always treated January as a ‘reset button’. December is when I usually lose control and I look at the start of the new year as the time to regain balance. This year is no different, apart from one addition – along with being disciplined in most areas – I am also going to try to be very ‘Zen’ this year. Behnaz Sanjana’s wellbeing article could not have come at a better time. I have started with ‘baby steps’ towards yoga, and I am so far just learning to concentrate and do some breathing exercises, but hopefully in a month or two will proceed towards more sophisticated asanas. The innumerable benefits of this ancient practice are no secret and I really hope I am able to attain the ultimate ‘union’ of mind, body and spirit.
I’d like to begin with admitting that I am not much of a fitness buff , but your January issue has really got me thinking about it. I loved Liz O’Reilly’s piece on new practices that have entered or are about to be introduced in Bahrain along with the adjoining page on 2016’s fitness trends.. It did make someone like me, who’s not motivated to work out at all, want to look up the things mentioned. So thank you for sharing such interesting information. I am seriously considering taking up Anti-gravity Yoga and also looking forward to picking up healthy foods next time I’m at the supermarket.
Reversing the Clock
This is perhaps the eternal and the most elusive quest, and it’s true skin care companies are making millions of our insecurities. Most products are intended to show little to zero results yet we go and buy them religiously. So thank you so much for sharing the information about what DOES work. I read more about this online and, yes, apart from retinoids and certain solutions that the dermatologist can provide, there is much under the sun that’s helping us look younger. And I was shocked to see the incredible price difference when I went and bought a topical retanoid from a pharmacy as compared to the huge amounts I’ve spent on anti-aging creams. I do feel grossly cheated. But thank you for writing about this and also sharing other valuable information about skin care as well.
When I first looked at the title of this piece in last month’s issue, I thought to myself ‘why on earth would anyone want to work out on their holiday?’ – for me it’s usually all about lazing by the pool and recovering from my hectic career and family life. However, reading Ankita Mamgain’s suggestions, she actually managed to make the idea of an active holiday sound inviting. I’m not sure I’d go so far as the Hawaiian boot camp break but I have checked out the idea of hiking and biking in Africa and I might just give it a go this year as long as there’s some serious pampering at the end.