the dog x downward dog story

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THE DOG x DOWNWARD DOG STORY

sri lanka

 
 

 

HERE

IS 

THE 

STORY

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WHILE EXPLORING HIRIKETIYA BEACH IN SRI LANKA, I STUMBLED UPON AN AFTERNOON OUTDOOR YOGA CLASS AT @DOTSBAYHOUSE 🌴


EVEN THOUGH —
1) I DIDN’T HAVE PROPER YOGA CLOTHES WITH ME, SO I HAD TO TAKE THE CLASS IN MY WET BATHING SUIT AND SHORTS
2) I HAD SAND ALL OVER MY BODY
3) IT WAS UNCOMFORTABLY HOT
4) I WAS SWATTING AWAY FLIES HALF THE TIME AND ANTS WERE CRAWLING OVER MY HANDS


 I FORCED MYSELF TO FOCUS ON THE FACT THAT I WAS DOING YOGA, OUTSIDE IN SRI LANKA, NEXT TO PALM TREES AND A BEAUTIFUL BEACH, AND THAT I SHOULD BE GRATEFUL FOR THE THINGS THAT WERE MAKING ME FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE.
IT’S AMAZING HOW QUICKLY A MINDSET CHANGE CAN BETTER AN EXPERIENCE ✨🙌🏼


THEN, HALF WAY THROUGH THE CLASS A DOG JOINED US AND JUST SAT DOWN ON MY YOGA MAT WHILE I WAS IN DOWNWARD DOG, SUPER CONTENT AND UNFAZED BY ME TRYING TO DO YOGA MOVES AROUND HIM 😂


AFTER THE SWEATY CLASS, I 'CLEANED UP' WITH A COMBO OF AN APRÈS YOGA SWIM IN THE OCEAN DURING SUNSET & URSA MAJOR WIPES. THEN LAYED ON THE BEACH, REHYDRATED WITH GRAPE ULTIMA ELECTROLYTE-SPIKED WATER, SNACKED ON GO RAW FLAX SNAX, & CHILLED FOR A MINUTE.


ONCE THE SUN SET, I MADE MY WAY BACK TO @DOTSBAYHOUSE FOR FRESH PASSION FRUIT TEQUILA COCKTAILS, PAPAYA SALAD + LIVE MUSIC AT THEIR OUTDOOR CAFE 🍹
 

DEFINITELY ONE OF MY FAVORITE DAYS OF THE TRIP AND GLAD
I GOT TO SPEND IT WITH MYSELF ❤️

 
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