Here are some snapshots of my life in travel, sustainable living, and yoga. Have a great day!
Taken in Kumily, India
This was taken at the Connemara Tea Factory, which is a 77-year-old working tea factory. The factory's tour guide was so excited when he found out that I was Chinese. He shared stories of how tea was brought from China to India because China closed its trade with the British (who were addicted to black tea), and so the British sent a spy into a Chinese tea factory to learn the process and then exported the process to the hills of India.
这是在康尼马拉茶厂(Connemara Tea Factory)拍摄的，这家茶厂有77年历史。当他发现我是中国人时，工厂的导游非常兴奋。他分享茶是如何从中国到印度的，因为中国终止了与英国的贸易(英国人沉迷于红茶)，所以英国派遣间谍进入中国茶工厂学习，然后传授制作过程到印度的山上。
Taken in the Bay Area
Here's a raw vegan vanilla honey lavender cheesecake with a chocolate coconut almond crust, topped with borage and calendula flowers.
Taken in Asheville, North Carolina
"Healthy plants and trees yield abundant flowers and fruits. Similarly, from a healthy person, smiles and happiness shine forth like the rays of the sun.” - B. K. S. Iyengar
I often look to my yoga practice as a way of understanding my current state of being. Am I at ease with my poses, in control of my breath, and quiet in my mind? Am I yielding abundant flowers and fruits? Or am I short of breath, tense in my body, and chaotic in my mind? Am I a tree that is just in survival mode, lacking in vital nutrition? If so, then I know that my own tree being is not healthy. Maybe I need to move closer to a water source or find some better soil to root into. Thankfully, I have the ability to move and find the grove of trees, the perfect amount of sunlight, and the companion plants that will allow me to root deep and grow an abundance of fruit.
“健康的植物和树木会生产很多花朵和果实。同样，从一个健康的人身上，微笑和幸福就像阳光一样闪闪发光。—B. K. S. Iyengar