Common Ground

Four hot and sunny days in Krabi. Each perfectly balanced between action and relaxation, consisting of little more than…

1. Bending and twisting, stretching and balancing each morning for 90 minutes or more. As my fellow yogis know, these juicy moments are, hands down, the best way to begin the day.

2. Relaxing on the beach, hammock and underwater camera in tow, always ensuring fantastic beachy fun.

3. Hunting down the coconut man, who had the biggest and most succulent coconuts we’ve had yet.

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Beautiful Words

One thing I have grown to love about Thailand is the poetic way their language sounds and the meanings behind their words. The language is tonal, meaning that one sound such as ma can have 5 different tones, low, mid, high, falling, and rising. These 5 tones dictate the meaning of the word. So a simple ma, depending on the tone, could mean dog, come, or horse (unfortunately, I don’t know the other two meanings).

Thai also has a beautiful way of phrasing. For example, the word for ‘kind’ is jai dee, which literally translates to ‘good heart’. And when they talk about the mind, as in ‘peace of mind’ or ‘good mind’ they refer to the heart, tapping their fingers to the left side of their chest solidifying their words.

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