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How to cultivate pleasuretaking in your life

How to cultivate pleasuretaking in your life

Food is such an immediate pleasure. This month, let’s take the pressure off food and explore other ways to meet our desires and enjoy living 1.Paradigm-shift your pleasure. Think about how pleasure was presented to you as a child, and the rolemodels in your life….

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Yoga: how to be good at being bad at sports

Yoga: how to be good at being bad at sports

It’s yoga¬†fortnight on illustratedguidetolife! With some things, like, um, well, sport in general, (and yoga in particular) I’m forced to enjoy being good enough Can you do this posture? RickAstlyassnah Never gonna wrap the back of my knee calf round behind my neck. Never gonna…

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Physical, visceral joy (also known as ‘exercise’)

Physical, visceral joy (also known as ‘exercise’)

Welcome to a series about exercise. *Cough*. Sorry, I mean sport. Um. Isn’t there a more appealing word for something that unlocks happiness? Exercise. The thought is laden with duty. Urch. Sport. I have never identified with the word. (If you have, you’re lucky: make…

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Swim

Swim

I love swimming. It’s heaven. Up and down with the breath, the rhythm. Up. Under. Moving through something. Slow skimming. Or ripping, tearing. I love it all. When I swim, I think: Oh! This is what I was put on Earth for! To do this!…

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