Long time ago my daily routine consisted of early morning run, fitness session and aerobic class in the evening. I had low self-esteem, 5kg more and an addictive behaviour regarding exercise (and food).
Now my self-care rituals are a mixure of this: morning prayers, meditation, gentle yoga classes and most important: bubble baths and candle lights. My esteem is high, I feel as sexy as ever and the only addiction I still swear by is called SELF-CARE.
I exchanged TO-DO lists with counting down my desires and swopped running around the stadium for 90’mins Thai massages.
Woman, don’t buy it into the fast tempo and people telling you that you’re missing it out. I know you’re a mother, I know you are a business woman, I understand you volunteer and I get it that you “run the world”.
But please, take time for yourself. The right men around you will always support your goddess time. The right men around you will even turn on the candles for you.
Will you take some time for yourself today? With what will you nourish your beautiful self?
Write in the comments below what is your favourite relaxing ritual.
This post is not about crazy life in Bangkok.
Has nothing to do with the wild night life on Patayya beach.
This post won’t show you the famous James Bond island
neither that famous beach from DiCaprio’s movie.
This post won’t share with you the greatest spicy Thai dishes (only sweet mango sticky rice)
and won’t talk about how Thailand is NOT how it was 20 years ago;
But It will show you my sweet memories from two beautiful islands and two magical resorts.
I love saunas. I love them so much that in 2010 I made up my own Sauna Yoga Program, so I could spend hours in the hot rooms and cold plunge pools.
Surprisingly the program went really well for another two years but then my desire to travel sneaked in, so I “surrendered” the program to the wonderful staff there at the wellness centre.
“Wait a minute, yoga in a sauna? What are you doing in there? Does anyone faints? Are you actually naked in there and stretching? Are you crazy?”
KEEP YOUR SWEET CHARM FOR THOSE WHO APPRECIATE YOUR EFFORTS
Do you love professional service? Are you passionate about taking care of your body & mind?
If yes, then kindly welcome to join me at award-winning hotels, resorts and spas around the world.
I’m keeping all my charm for you.
December 2016 – January 2017: Six Senses Spa at Soneva Fushi, Maldives
March 2017 – April 2017: Six Senses Yao Noi, Thailand
May 2017: Six Senses Spa at Soneva Fushi, Maldives
August 2017: Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles
October – November 2017: Six Senses Laamu, Maldives
December 2017 – January 2018: Six Senses Spa at Soneva Fushi, Maldives
Would love to meet you.
Would love to work with you.
Photo Credits : Mohamed Hany
I teach private yoga classes around the world. This classes are always visited by wonderful women.
They come from different countries around the world. They are big CEO-s, world’s best surgeons saving lives every day and business women sucessfully running their own ideas and turning them into big stuff. Besides working and changing lives, they usually have 2-5 smart kids and a pet that needs a walk every morning.
I absolutely admire them. So I was quite dazzled the last day when one of them asked me: “Sandra what should I do to feel more confident?” My advice was to continue with yoga (+ some other one-on-one tips). But cause I know there are many women out there, not feeling enough, though they ARE absolutely freaking enough, here are my three steps to quickly boost self-esteem:
Deep Vocal House.
Smell of the blue salty water.
Being so freaking grateful.
That things are as they are.
That sometimes we have to go through
so we can see through.
LIVING THE DREAM
I’ve always dreamed of travelling
to beautiful and luxurious places
and share knowledge about
Therapist: Ms. Mother Nature
Location: Her Rivers
Duration: As long as you feel
Description of the Treatment: Pick a sunny day. Pick a river. Take of your shoes. Walk barefoot in Her streams.
Oh, Mother Nature, I love you so much.
PS: I choosed river Isar in Germany. I walked in it/Her for 15 minutes. All I heard was birds singing, the flow of the river and the trees, dancing in the wind. Little rocks massaged my feet. Nature massaged my heart. Now I feel like I have new feet, new body. How about you? Are you ready to try the best spa treatment in the world, for free? Tell me in the comments, I would love to hear from you.
Good Girl Gone Surfing – V. Program
Two years ago I worked for a very famous hospitality company. Like every other company, they also had their own hallmarks, guiding principles and core standards. There is one thing that stayed with me until today, even though I don’t work in a hotel chain now.
One of the core principles went like this: »I will always smile and greet our guests before they greet me.«
Isn’t that a nice one? Smiling and greeting people?
I use this core principle in my daily life and though some people look at me weirdly, I know that everytime I smile and greet another person I also smile to myself. Greet myself. Bow to myself.
What if I told you there is a simple way to feel and look like a beauty queen? What if I told you that you have the power to produce your own narcotic that blocks almost any kind of pain? What if I told you that you have an instant access to endorphins (hormones that produce the feeling of pleasure)? What if I told you that you can become irresistable, with just one simple ritual?
Let’s say you believe me, but there is another thing you will need to look like a goddess. You will need courage. Cause the following procedure is simple, but oh boy, you will need courage. Specially If you are a woman that really enjoyes hot showers.
The top secret is called: COLD SHOWER. Yes, you heard me right. COLD. This ritual is well known in yoga and spa world and it is called Ishnaan – cold water massage therapy. You can it described anywhere online but I’m going to keep it very simple for you and describe you my kind of version (that slightly variates from the ones written elswhere) and it’s dedicated to the ladies who love hot showers.