Walking through the forest after a lazy, hearty Sunday breakfast. The light is low, the powder snow resting on tree branches falls through the air from the slightest touch. The white ground is imprinted with nightly tracks: foxes, rabbits, mice and squirrels now nowhere to be seen.
There was something magical about witnessing these young boys taking a swim in the lake. They screamed, they splashed, they jumped and they laughed in the way that one does to welcome the summer.
I woke up on Monday morning to the smell of fresh coffee and my husband singing to himself in the kitchen. We were staying with my mom who had already left for work. When I entered the living room, still rubbing the sleep off my eyes, I noticed the thick fog outside and wanted to get to the lake before we’d lose the magical atmosphere. We were the only two people out on the lake. Cold and quiet. Inner warmth. Fresh air cleansing the lungs. The world, the past and the future, invisible, blurred. Just the breath and the body.
The spring sun is already shining over Brussels, so I’ll quickly throw in some wintery pictures from my recent trip to Finnish Lapland. While Bikram yoga is drawing the crowds into hot studios, I decided to try Snowga: The perfect way to practice heartwarming asanas and fill up the lungs with fresh air while connecting with the surrounding winter nature. Namaste.
“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth.” ― William W. Purkey
A few days in Finland ahead, so it’s time to take out all the mittens, scarves and hats; not to mention a coat that could pass for a sleeping bag 🙂 Jacket: Esprit
Happy weekend everyone! Finnish design house Marimekko has recently introduced a collection called Weather Diary, inspired by the Finnish seasons and weather patterns, these beautiful natural colours can make you fall in love with the rain. Video by marimekkovideo on Youtube.
Yes, we all know what it’s like.