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Ohhhhh Sweden, Scotland… The smile is inside.

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sunshine sweden

I am exhausted. 2 weeks of traveling around northern Europe should be relaxing but there was just too much fresh air! Alas, I want to touch base with all of you, so this message will be short, simple, and experimental. I’m just going to write it… and post it. I’m too tired to faff around. So… ENJOY! 😉

Ross and I took a car and drove up the United Kingdom all the way to Ullapool, Scotland. It was magical. Despite all the time in the car and the heavy delicious food we enjoyed, we made time to play around with our asana and ENJOY the fresh air…

ross handstand

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In Scotland we saw more then one exhibit showcasing the passing of time through rock formations. A whole book could be written about the incredible information we took in, but the bottom line is that the world is constantly changing by moving soooo slowly, the speed of your finger nail growing actually… Plate tectonics and all that. Just a reminder on the grand scale of how, life is change. Period. The world is change. Period. So enjoy it as it is now! 

And then…Ohhhhh myyyyyyy Sweden. We were super fortunate to have some dear German friends on Holiday at their Summer home in Sweden. They invited us along. We jumped a flight and wowza. My insides seemed to melt in its cuteness and its space and beauty. Here are some of the highlights…

 Handstand.

This is actually starting to happen.

My goal was to get up by my 30th birthday in October, which is still the goal (I have a long way to go). I was the girl who could never to a cartwheel so the fact that these baby steps are occurring… is very exciting and fun. 

handstand sweden

The sea food was amazing.

dinner

The sunshine in Sweden… seriously made me smile on the inside.

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This was the view outside of our friend’s home… I set up a beautiful spot to meditate and enjoy the air. The birds were so happy! Singing about all morning. the rain came and went along with the sunshine so here the  lesson was on just moving with the flow.  I loved seeing the environment and the colors constantly shifting.

The craziest part about Sweden was that NIGHT TIME NEVER CAME! Only a very long dusk. This rocked my little yogini world! Ross and I have been pretty consistent in terms of bed time and waking time. We learned in India to follow the sun, we do our best, in Uganda the last few months we did well…as it was so easy… the sun went down at 7, and came up at 6:30, every day. In Sweden… it was tough! Midnight and it was still as light as day. We simply showed up and enjoyed the strangeness of it, and the opportunity to enjoy so much light!

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And on our the farm…

sweden farm

This was such an interesting and fun way to top off Ross and I’s never ending trip. I never would have thought we would end up in Scandinavia. Thank you so much to Karen and Joerg for allowing us to share their company and beautiful homes!  

Scotland and Sweden were the perfect places to, just be. It was hard not having our “healthy” routine for 14 days, but actually… its been a long time with out routine in general… so much so that this seems to be the new routine. 

I’ll re-state that… The new routine is not having a routine. Just moving with what the day brings and enjoying all it has to offer. I am so grateful for all the experiences we got to have up in the north. They really made me simply smile on the inside. Which is really all we need to do as the tectonic plates of the planet continue to move and I keep trying to kick up into handstand! 😉 Namaste

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Author: taozirae

Theresa, known as Taozi 桃子(Peach)to her Chinese students, has been teaching yoga since 2008. She has studied many types of yoga with world renowned teachers from all over the planet. China, the United States, Australia, and India. With over 1000 hours of YTT experience she is thrilled to have the opportunity to share the sweetness of her eclectic practice with others. Her life philosophy is that “The seeds we water are the seeds that grow “…wherever we decide to put our energy, our thoughts, and our actions are the areas of our lives that will grow. Life is about learning to water the right seeds!

6 thoughts on “Ohhhhh Sweden, Scotland… The smile is inside.

  1. We’re on the road now too, heading to Alaska where we will be experiencing 18 hour days. But, right now we’re in Utah where it is very hot and I do miss my yoga mat.

    • Why isn’t your yoga mat with you in Utah!? 😉 Even with out a mat, I love playing around in the grass, and there is always a place to sit and just be still… I would LOVE to go to Alaska… you lucky girl. Enjoy the long days and beautiful scenery! 😉

  2. I’m insanely envious of all this travel!
    Still working on my handstand too! Adore you and your lovely blog to pieces. Xo.

    • Kyra! Thank you so much, its nice to hear from you… Ohhhh handstand. I think I am a decade away from actually “standing” but playing is fun for sure… I am heading back to D town next week and hope we can catch up, go play, coffee… ect… Hugs!

  3. Good to hear of your life happenings….the times sound almost magical….keep on and make memories. Hugs, PEG

  4. You simply amaze me more and more each day!!! You look absolutely beautiful! God Bless! Love, Dor

    Sent from my iPad

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