Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to mean hours of training at the gym and only eating salad leaves. It’s about making small healthy changes every day. We asked yoga teacher Careen Cassir which healthy choices she decides to make each day to help her live a healthy life and be the best version of herself.
My morning routine starts with:
1 – Thanking the universe for a beautiful day to look forward to whilst appreciating the sun rise.
2 – Drinking a glass of warm lemon and ginger water.
3 – Getting on my yoga mat, asking my body whether a dynamic or slow yoga practice is needed, including pranayama (breathing) exercises.
My evening ritual includes:
1 – Thinking back through my day, what I learned and what was not worth it.
2 – Sitting for 5 minutes with my legs up the wall.
3 – Meditation.
The one thing I can’t live without is LOVE.
My weaknesses are: Overthinking and worry sometimes. My love for chocolate!
My inspiration comes from: My yoga teacher and friend Nathalie Keusseoglou.
My life mantra is to: Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change. The courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
My 3 top tips to living a healthy life are:
1 – Getting enough sleep.
2 – Spending lots of time with my family and friend in nature with my animals (horses and dogs).
3 – Eating lots of fruits and veggies.
The element I identify most with: is Earth.
I am in my element when: I am grounded and practical, I am relaxed, sociable, sympathetic, considerate, attentive and agreeable, I am in my traditional mother and wife personality.
Practicing for over 20 years, Careen is a certified Yoga Alliance teacher, inspired and trained by many international yoga teachers. She is the co-creator of the yoga school Yoga Shala, dedicated to the practice of yoga and mindfulness for adults and children in Monaco.
Careen will be joining us and leading some of her amazing yoga classes in July. In her classes she invites students to check into the body and move into space created by the breath. The practice creates an opportunity to deepen the physical side and release any emotional stress. Join us on the 6th and 7th July to experience one of Careen’s classes.