We are in Waikiki, Hawaii to celebrate one of our good friend’s weddings. I know I’ve been travelling a lot and frankly ready to be cooking in my own home, but I’m not sad about all the sights, the drinks, and the memories being made. Would you? It took FOREVER to get here, but JR and I made it! It is completely worth it now. Waikiki Beach is so clear and warm. The drinks and food are wonderful and the sand is so so smooth. Hawaii is a paradise all by itself. We are still here, so I’ll be keeping you updated. Follow my Insta account to catch my stories (@checkoutamanda). There’s always something happening over here! I don’t miss much!
Even though I have found myself in this utopia, and life is going so well, I have to keep my head. Be careful with letting yourself get away from you! Mental health is so important. Everyone is dealing with something, even the happiest of Instagrammers. I want to make sure I don’t let go of that while I’m in a good place. I know from experience that it can easily slip away. It’s one of reasons I can commit to mindfulness while in a vacation of bliss. I am a yogi wherever I go, and it doesn’t embarrass me. Is anyone else a committed yogi as I am? I cannot express to you how important Yoga is for you physical body, your mental body, and your spiritual body. It always gets me centered and refreshed for whatever the plans are for the day. I know I’m in Hawaii, but Yoga is important wherever I go, and I made it a priority. If you don’t know where to go for Yoga, stop by Bikram Yoga at Hot Yoga, Waikiki.
If you’re every anxious or nervous about starting Yoga, please don’t be. It’s one of the things so attractive about Yoga. It’s so accepting and forgiving. Any age, race, gender, or ethnicity can partake in this discovery of self. It may be intimidating if you’ve never done it, but push through those feelings and try it out. One of the main pieces of advice given to me before I ever started was that if you try it and it don’t like it, keep searching. There are so many different types, from Baptiste to Hatha. You WILL find your place there.
Whether you’re on vacation or in your hometown, google Yoga studios near you to regain mindfulness and self-love. What are your thoughts? Do you agree with my stance on mental health/Yoga? I’d love to hear what you have to say in the comments!