All posts filed under: C’est la vie

Learning to Breathe

  Breathing happens naturally, just as our heart beats, we inhale and exhale without conscious thought. But unlike the beating of our heart, we have the ability to control our breath. Through our breath, we can express emotions (a deep positive sigh of satisfaction or a frustrated one of exasperation for example), we feel the intensity of a work out, we can calm ourselves… we can find control and focus. The power of breathing is immense and yet often underestimated. We spend most of our lives breathing automatically, but what if we worked on our breath as much as we work on our abs? Here is my personal story on breathing and how I am currently exploring my own capacities. When I was fourteen, I took theatre classes. I loved the atmosphere, the costumes, being behind the scenes. I loved the smell. I loved the feeling of belonging to a world outside of my reality. My teacher was in her 30’s, and she introduced me to relaxation and breathing. Each class we were laying in …

Coming out with Yoga

When I was a teenager, I went to my first yoga class. I already had back issues due to scoliosis and my mum thought it would be a great idea to give it a try. I hated it. I was used to doing movements that my physiotherapist had taught me, so I carried on with that form of fitness therapy. Let me tell you now that I have never been great at sports. I have a long thin body and my clumsiness couldn’t have helped less (especially at games involving a ball!). My back was causing me a lot of pain each time I was skipping my physio exercises but I found them boring. I was looking for new entertaining ways to get stronger. This is when I discovered Pilates. Pilates seemed to be a great way to strengthen my back and have fun. I was watching videos online and going to a few classes here and there. At 27, I quit my job in Paris and went backpacking solo through South-East Asia. I was going through …

My Australian Life

I have been procrastinating for too long. I wish I could just say that I was too busy to write, but let’s face it : I’ve been just too busy making the most of my time in Australia (and… ok, also, I’ve been working a lot!). So, what has happened since last time I posted something on the blog? Let’s take the time to talk about living in Australia, discovering it’s culinary culture and what has happened meanwhile back home (in France). Cela fait un moment que je n’ai rien écris sur le blog, et même si j’aimerais me trouver des excuses, j’avoue que je n’ai pas pris le temps d’écrire, puisque j’étais bien trop occupée à profiter de la vie Australienne (et ok, j’ai aussi beaucoup bossé ces derniers mois). Il est donc grand temps de me rattraper et de faire un point sur mes découvertes culinaires à Sydney et puis aussi de revenir sur les derniers événements qui ont touché la France.