A broken heart

Few weeks ago I had a small accident when I tripped over a wooden box and cut myself over the sharp corner of the box, creating a 10cm cut on my mid chest just below the collarbone. While most part of the cut was just a superficial cut (like a graze), the 2cm that pierced into the corner of the box was rather deep. I don’t want to get into the nasty details, but it was not good.

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A cut across the chest

The accident happened during a weekend holiday and I was treated in the hospital. Unfortunately the wound was not treated properly. They refused to stitch me up even though later I realized it was probably needed, and the wound was infected. It was too late to stitch up after I returned home from holidays. And two weeks later I was told by the doctor that the infected part was “blocking” the wound so it was unable to heal and she ended up reopening the wound and cleaned it up again. Then she put some surgical tape over and now it’s finally healing. But the whole process is a one month of “bandaging” up and probably six months to a year of scar removal tape.

Having a big cut on the chest is not pretty, considering that area is always exposed (even in winter I wear yoga tops and I can’t really hide it), it also means backbends are prohibited, as I cannot “stretch” the wound. I joke about not being able to do any “heart opening” because it’s already opened. The doctor actually advised me to take full rest, which unfortunately I do not have the luxury and the ability to do so. But I have to back off from any deep backbends and be very gentle with my practice.

It has been 3 weeks already, and probably another week or two to perform any form of deep backbends. I also cannot “sweat”, so any strong practice should be avoided. I love strong asana practice, so this three weeks has been extremely difficult for me. However, learning to listen to the body and learning to back off is part of the yoga practice isn’t it?

We all get injured sometimes, even sometimes in yoga practice. I don’t think we need to “back off” completely, but there are a few things that we can do to keep ourselves “sane” and “balanced” during these slightly difficult times.

1.Practice Restorative and Yin Yoga

After a week of not being able to do any backbends I start to have shoulder and back pain by “intentionally” rounding my back for a week as any small “stretching” action hurts my chest. To ease the shoulder stiffness and back pain I have been practicing restorative yoga every day (compare to once a week). Lying down with bolster along my back, legs against the wall, and gentle spinal twists. I don’t think we should stop yoga completely when we have injuries, as other parts of the bodies will get stiff if you completely stop practicing. Just listen to your body and modify the practice accordingly.

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A lot of restorative and yin practices

 

2. Self Practice

I never appreciate self practice more than ever than these times when I am healing with injuries. While I can still go to yoga class and “modify” my practice, it’s really hard to “not do it” or “do it fully”, at least for personal experience. After trying to “back off” in a Vinyasa classes, I decided I should take charge on my own practice instead. I still maintain strong practice that includes a lot of forward folds and long inversions, including salamba sirsasana and salamba sarvangasana.

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Shoulderstands have been so beneficial during this time of no backbends.

 

3. Yoga is more than asana practice

Maybe it’s ok to actually back off from strong asana practice for a few weeks. Treat it as an opportunity to give your body more rest. Without the strong asana practice, I am spending at home. It means more time in meditation, pranayama and reading and studying my yoga materials.

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Yoga is more than asana practice. 

4. Rest

If you are a dedicated yoga practitioner you probably practice 360 days in a year. I know how it feels to not practice for a day, but maybe it’s ok to rest. I think in general we all push ourselves too hard. We don’t always have to “go, go, go”. In these few weeks without the yoga classes I have a lot more spare time and space to slow down and do other things. I went off for a week vacation in the tropical islands, and I indulge myself in long massages, warm baths and I spend a lot of time cooking healthy food for the family, and of course, having time to get back on my blog.

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A beautiful yoga practice space in Atmosphere Resort in Dumaguete, Philippines for my week long holidays.

In our asana practice we face physical challenges. Being stiff, being achy, being sore. But we know all these experience make us stronger as we flow through our practice. Same in our real life we have obstacles. Like flowing through a challenging yoga class challenges can only make us stronger. Being able to recognize and “breathe through” challenging times is a real practice of yoga off the mat.

And being about to accept and deal with the chaos in life has brought new opportunities and insights. I no longer focus on the trouble and allow that to pass. I treat this as an opportunity to rest, to find space for my own yoga practice, physically and mentally.

My backbends may take a while to come back, but my forward folds practice is reaching a new level (just kidding). I have to keep a “tape” across my chest for many months going forward but at least winter is coming. And it also means I can shop for more halter tops! And if I really have to show it, hey I may just look more”bad-assed”.

My heart might be “broken” and it may leave a scar. But I am learning to accept it with my truly “open heart”.

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3 weeks of lots of forward folds – Samakonasana variation.

 

 


A Pain in the Neck

I used to have neck, shoulder and lower back pain. But hey, who doesn’t in the modern world. Sitting at the office, typing away on your phone all the time. These issues are so common to everyone we almost assume they are unavoidable. I thought so too, but then it got worse throughout the years and became unbearable when I was carrying my second child. There were a few times half of my body would paralyze and I would collapse onto the floor. Since I was pregnant I couldn’t really do much about it, so I went through weekly acupuncture to ease the pain throughout the last few months of my pregnancy. Really not fun having needles into your spine when you are carrying a big bump leaning on one side.

Turns out it was more than just sitting and phones, I was diagnosed with Scoliosis. Read More


My Top 5 Ready to Pick Up Healthy Snacks

Between my own yoga practices and teaching, I am “on the mat” generally 4-5 hours a day, with an hour or two breaks in between. Because of that I try to eat multiple small meals. Smoothies, acai bowls for breakfast, a salad or half a sandwich/wrap for lunch. But to maintain my energy level  I snack in between, especially if I have to hit another power or hot class.

I thought I would share with you my favorite ready-to-pickup nutritious snacks to fuel up my body and energy during the day.

Snack Pack from Nood Food

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This snack pack has Italian Crackers, Maca Bars and Raw Granola individually packed, giving me 3 snacks with about 150 calories each. Raw Granola has good fats and carbs for the morning, Maca bars gives me extra energy, and Italian crackers on the day when I want to keep my sugar intake low. And because they are individually packed it prevents me from eating too much.

Available at multiple Pure locations. http://www.allnood.com

Raw Nori Snack from FoodCraft

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I have to admit I am addicted to this crispy Nori snacks with pumpkin seeds. I first had these “nori sandwiches” in Taiwan and fell in love with them. However most of them are full of sugar and sometimes preservatives. This is the only clean nori sandwich in town.  pumpkin seeds, nori, tamari, coconut sugar, onion and salt. After activating the ingredients,the nori crackers are dehydrated for 12 hours at low temperature, makes them easier to digest and assimilate and also enhances the full flavor of the nutrient dense ingredients.Because there are no preservatives, the nori snacks will get soggy quickly after opened, so better share with your friends!

Available online at www.foodcraft.com or at Genie Juicery and Just Green stores.

Coconut Truffle from Catch

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I have tried many coconut truffles and I like this one the most. It’s made with coconut powder, cashew nuts, brazil nuts, agave, coconut oil and rolled pistachios. This heavenly raw and gluten free snack plus a cup of bulletproof coffee is my favorite mid afternoon dessert treat in between class. These truffles are smaller than most of the power balls in the market. But at $12 each you can get 1, or 2, depending on how hungry (or naughty) you are!

Catch Juicery, G/F, 76 Wellington Street, Central. www.catchjuicery.com

Raiz the Bar chocolate bars

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I always have a bar of Raiz the Bar in my bag. My son loves it, and if I get to pick him up from school this will be his happy healthy treat. He likes Authentic Me and my favorite is Energise Me with Buckwheat and Spiraling and Balance me with Fleur de Sel and Nib. And I love the fact that they are available at most healthy stores and eateries around town I can always pick up a bar.

Available at multiple locations. www.raizthebar.com

Handmade Popcorn from Sote

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Occasionally I have a late class or on weekends when my kids and I cuddled up in my bed for movie nights.  I allow myself an indulgence of popcorn. While I love making my own popcorn this popcorn would save me time to even get out of bed.  My favorite is “The Lean” made with organic coconut oil, non GMO whole grain kernels, organic tomato powder, basil, spirulina, red sugar and sea salt. The Kick with Spicy Chilli and Lime and Zaza Garden Tomato with basil are also amazing. I have no guilt to take down the whole pack at my movie night! I used to pick them up at Genie Juicery (where they sell the Lean, but very happy now they have their own store on Robinson Road.

Available at Sote, Shop 3B, 21 Robinson Road. www.sotehk.com.

Little things add up. Even little snacks. What’s your healthy snack choices? Feel free to share with me.

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I Am Allergic to Yoga…… Mat!

I have been practising yoga for 4 years now, and everything was fine. I was even a Hot Yoga only kinda girl, spending days and hours in hot rooms, while everyone just sweats and “detoxifies” as they drip on the mats.

Then about 6 months ago every time I walked into a yoga studio I started developing skin allergy. It’s eczema type of allergy where my skin just start developing hives. Super itchy, and they spread if you scratch them. The longer I stay in the studio the worse it gets, and as soon as I leave the studio the allergy will go away by itself in a few hours.

It is really not helpful, especially now I am not just a yoga student but I actually teach yoga. So every day the hives just come and go.
I tried every single kind of ointment, even allergy medicine. They help, but only temporary. The hives come back every day as soon I walk into the studios. When I am stressed it gets worse (that’s normal for allergy). I thought I was allergic to dirty mats or floors at the gyms, and didn’t think there was anything I can do about it since… well.. that’s where I practice and teach.

Then two weeks ago I went to see a homeopath on my spinal issue. And I thought I would discuss with him about my allergy too. He ran a few tests with me. When I was so ready to hear him confirming that I am allergic to dust. He said, “No, you are not allergic to dust.”.

So what is it???!! I was perplexed. Then he said, ” You are allergic to latex, which is.. well, natural rubber.”

When I started practicing few years ago, most studios use PVC mats. As people become more concerned about the environment, most brands start to use natural rubber as the material for yoga mats. Many practitioners and teachers including myself also switch to rubber mats including myself. That includes my favourite JadeYoga mats, Lululemon mats and my best travel mat from Manduka!

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Rubber is almost the perfect material for eco friendly yoga mats. It’s natural and sustainable (as long as it’s from sustainable forests). Rubber is really dense but springy, so rubber yoga mats are great for the perfect combination of balance and comfort.

I came home and did a little research about the mats, and realise most of my “good” mats at home are made with natural rubber. I also put them on top of the studio mats….

So sad. The only mat choice I have is the Manduka PRO mat, which is made with PVC. I guess I can try a wool mat or cotton mat. but I am not too convinced as I sweat all over my mats.

I guess the good news is, the homeopath also tested me on other potential allergies and said I am NOT allergic to gluten and dairy.

Feeling annoyed and frustrated, l went to grab a bagel with cream cheese. Haha.

To read more about how to choose a yoga mat:
Latex Allergy and Yoga Mat
How to choose a yoga mat

Now… Can you share with me what is your favourite yoga mat?

The not Eco-friendly Cora


Mother’s Day Special – An interview with the yoga moms

I was a full time mother for six years before I got back to work last year as a yoga teacher. Sure being a yoga teacher has a more flexible working hours than moms who have full time jobs (big salute to all the full time moms!) it’s still not easy.

On this Mother’s Day I chatted with Fé and Rachel, two super moms in Hong Kong, who juggle their busy lives with running their own business, yoga teaching and demanding mommy and wife duties with their families.

Cora: I quitted my banking job 7 years ago when I had my boy (now 7 years old). I used to spend every moment with him. After I had my little girl (she is now 4) I decided it’s time to get back to work and I became a yoga teacher. It’s definitely not easy to be a yoga mom!  How many kids do you have and how old are they?

Fé: I have 3 children and they are 6.5, 5 and almost 3 years old.

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Fe´and her beautiful children.

Rachel: I also have 3 children who are 9, 7 and 4 years old.

Cora: Wow. Super moms here. I used to send my son to kids’ yoga class but he just couldn’t stay still (sitting or standing!). However he loves to hang himself upside down on the hammock. My little girl, however, are more happy to try a few poses. I also learn a few Acroyoga poses with them and they love it. Do your children practice yoga? Do you teach them yourself? What would you like your kids to benefit from yoga?

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Yoga is a great way to connect to your kids. Picture of Cora and his boy.

: I send my kids to yoga classes and we do yoga at home together. I believe yoga can help them build more awareness in their bodies.

Rachel: My children see me doing yoga and they always come to events whenever I am teaching. My little one loves playing on the Prana wheel. We also chant before bed together almost every night. When they see mom practice, meditating and chanting at a young age it will help open their minds to decide what path they may choose as they grow up.

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Rachel practicing yoga wth her children on the Prana Wheel

Cora: I am the most impatient person I know, but I found after practicing yoga it makes me a calmer person, at least being more aware when I start to get impatient. People say yoga makes us better mom, and being a mom makes us better teachers. I totally agree to that. How does yoga help you as a mom?

Fé: Yoga helps me to stay grounded and to cope with my demanding mommy duties. The experience of motherhood is an incredible journey, where you learn a lot about yourself, the values and skills you want to pass on to your little ones and students.

Rachel: Through my own students of self through yoga I have learnt to let go of the little things and try my best not to react quickly.

Cora: I totally agree. I found it challenging at times to juggle between being a mom and my job as a yoga teacher. For me I don’t teach in the evenings and my weekend teaching schedule is very light. How do you find balance between job and your family?

Fé: Based on my priorities, I set a clear schedule: I work every day until 4pm, then I go home to be with my children. Of course, this is flexible but I try to spend some quality time each of my children every day. Right now what works for us is one on one sessions of 10 to 15 minutes.

Rachel: I either teach early in the morning and finish early or start late and teach in the evenings and in that case I spend time with my kids before I go to work. Sometimes I would spend time with them between classes. My weekend schedule is light, unless there are events, which I will take them with me!

Cora: I agree setting a clear schedule is key, and yes weekends are important. Now lastly, how are you going to celebrate Mother’s Day?

: No clue. We have no plans! I like the idea to be open for surprises!

Rachel: On Mother’s Day we will have lunch in Soho and in the afternoon I will teach a special Mother’s Day Silent Disco Yoga class and my kids will join me. I am very excited about it as my daughter will help me in front of the class!

Cora: I am very lucky to have my family in Hong Kong and we will have a big family dinner with my mom and my grandmother!! Thank you for both of your time and wish you a Happy Mother’s Day!
A full article where I will interview a few more yoga moms will be shown on www.Goodin.HK. Check it out later in the week!
About Fé:

Fe Falvekens is the founder of A day with fé. A versatile athleisure brand that effortlessly blends studio to street yoga wear that are chic, graceful and comfortable. You can check out her website at www.adaywithfe.com. She also runs events including meditation and yoga events. Check out on www.facebook.com/adaywithfe.

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Fé runs meditation classes at her shop a day with fé regularly.

About Rachel:

Rachel Solomons teaches at The Yoga Room in Sheung Wan. She is also the sole distributor of the Prana Yoga Wheel. To check out her teaching schedule visit www.yogaroomhk.com

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Rachel and Prana Wheel, clothing by a day with fé.

 


One Year Later – A Confession

A year ago I started my yoga teacher career. At the same time I started my blog – www.playwithcora.com.

What I didn’t mention is that I have written many articles before I even started my blog. I love to write, and I used to sit down and write down what inspired me – thoughts, recipes, family. I thought it was a great idea to push out my blog and my yoga teaching at the same time, to achieve most exposure on social media, which is apparently “crucial to success” in any businesses in modern age.

I was very blessed. I get to pick up a lot of yoga teaching jobs, and very quickly built up my regular classes and students around town.  Very soon I was teaching 15 to 20 hours a week, sometimes more than that.

With my “backed up” articles I also get to keep my blog and my “social profile” going, and I do get some good attraction and it certainly helped me to build my name. I also get the chance to participate in a a lot of public yoga and wellness events from OMFest to IRIS, and from time to time get to show up on interviews and TV. Everything was going well, in fact, much better than I expected.

Very soon I realized I was piled up with class after class, sometimes teaching 5 classes a day. Then I had to line up my Facebook feeds, my blog articles on top of all my family duties as a wife and a mother. I didn’t have time to create my music play list for my classes. I didn’t have time to plan fun and creative sequences, and I had no time to write. There were times when I came home in the evening, totally exhausted, put my kids to bed and tried to stay up and write and schedule my Facebook feed and what I got was “staring at the computer” with my brain go completely blank and just could not write a word. I tried to keep myself updated with my yoga selfies on Instagram (or yoga challenges??) and I was so tired to even want to see myself in photos.

My blog was called PLAY WITH CORA. P.L.a.Y. stands for play, love and yoga. My goal was to share my life as a balanced mother and wife with a fun, fit and playful life through the practice of yoga. A blog is meant for me to share my truthful experience of being a healthy inspired wellbeing. But I didn’t feel balanced, or healthy, or inspired. I was stressed. Even I was not eating too unhealthy I gained 15 pounds over the course of six months. I started having skin allergies. I didn’t feel like I was fulfilling my responsibility as a mother or a wife, as I didn’t have enough time to spend with my family, and I was mostly too tired for them. My yoga teaching became less inspired and more monotonous. I was not happy about it.

I decided to take a sabbatical on my blog. I have to be truthful to my readers. If I don’t feel balanced or fit or healthy how could I write to inspire the others?

Last November I took 10 days off for a yoga retreat in South Africa, my first holiday by myself since I got married.

I decided to focus solely on teaching yoga and deepening my practice for a little while. I dropped my blog and stopped posting on Facebook and Instagram all the time. I write a few lines or share a photo if I am inspired. If I am not, I didn’t bother pushing myself to “post” something. I stopped caring the number of “likes” I get one my Facebook or how many followers I have on Instagram. I probably lost quite a bit of social attraction, and might be “hurting” my career. Well, I better take a bullet on the career front to save my physical and mental health, and my family.

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Finding time to dress up, not in yoga clothes.

Few weeks ago I did my yearly spring cleanse – a juice detox that I do every spring. It’s also the time I clean up my home, my mailbox, and various things that have piled up on my desk, in my closet, and well, in my life. When I was organizing my files on my computer I get to read some of my old blog articles. They are really not bad! “Maybe I should write again.” I thought.

I have taken the time to think that through in the last few weeks. I feel like I am fit and capable to call myself healthy, well balanced, playful and fun again.

So on the Labor Day long weekend, I took 2 days off yoga practice, and sit down and write my first article since November.

I probably won’t give myself a schedule forcing myself to submit a post daily, but I will make my best effort to make every article a good read.

I probably won’t schedule Facebook posts, but I will share good content.

Although I haven’t dropped all the 15 pounds that I have gained, I feel pretty good about myself again. Time to take some selfies!

Yoga builds strength, flexibility and balance. As a yoga teacher, I preach that principle. But the biggest challenge is not putting these abilities on your yoga mat, but to be strong, flexible and find balance off the mat in our daily life. And when we can achieve that we find peace.

 

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Finding balance in life.

 

You can find me here on http://www.playwithcora.com. If you are interested in my yoga classes or reading more about my inspirations find me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/playwithcora or on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/playwithcora.

 


10 minute Curried Chickpea Salad

Weather is getting a bit cooler and I need something more “hearty”, especially after a long day of work. So instead of green salad I have been trying out more “filling” salads while trying to stay healthy. Last week I made a Curried Chickpea Salad, which takes less than 10 minutes to make.

Curried Chickpea Salad

Ingredients
-1 can of chickpeas, drained and quickly rinsed
-Cucumbers and tomatoes, chopped and diced
-1 teaspoon of curry powder
– A small pinch of Salt, pepper. turmeric, cumin, zaatar or spices of your choice
– A tablespoon of Greek Yogurt

Simply mix everything together and that’s it!!

Icing on the cake – I bought some falafel balls from Mana ! Fast Slow Food for snack and didn’t have time to eat it. So I crumbled them up and throw them into the salad.

So good!

Cook with love,
Cora

*** Cooking Tips ***

  • Some people found there is a funny taste from the chickpeas from the can. This recipe is a “no cook” recipe as it’s one of those dishes I whip up when I have to prepare a dish in 10 minutes. If time is not an issue cook the chickpeas in boiling water and add salt and pepper and cook for 3 minutes. After that rinse the chickpeas in cold water and let it cool down and dry before you add the seasoning.
  • Keeping the chickpeas for a few hours before serving also brings the flavours into the dish. If I am making this dish for a guest dinner I would prepare it ahead of time and take it out 1 hour before serve.

 


The Final High Flying Flow with Luke and Cora

Luke has been a dear friend. He is an amazing being who started the “trend” of running community classes in Hong Kong. Not only it has brought the yoga community together, he has also inspired more people to try yoga with their friends in a casual environment at public spaces like Tamar Park.

He has also inspired many other yoga teachers to offer themselves to the community and spread the yoga love. He has also spreader the “random act of kindness” suggesting everyone to just randomly do “something nice” to strangers.

As he leaves for Hong Kong and starts his new adventure as a yoga teacher in Pure Yoga Shanghai, I was honoured to teach one of his final classes with him, and hosted him a little farewell party.

It was an amazing evening, with a lot of beautiful souls and smiles, laughs and tears, hugs and snuggles, including pretzeling our bodies over each others in Yoga Twisters, as we send our dear friend off.

Bowen Rooftop Flow is absolutely an inspiration from Luke, as I run this class once a month to bring the community together.

The next one will be on November 22, as I collaborate with 3 amazing yoga teachers Jessica Lee and Doris Au Yeung for a ACROVINYASA class, followed by a Power Vinyasa class co teach by Adam Welrick and myself.

Here are the links to sign up:

Bowen Rooftop ACROVINYASA with Jessica and Doris

Bowen Sunset Rooftop Flow with Adam and Cora

We hope to see you all, but meanwhile let’s enjoy the pictures from the last event.
With playfulness and love,

Cora

To download the photos, please go to my Facebook Page,  you will see the Photo Album and you can download, tag and share your photos.

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Please share the photos and continue to spread the yoga love,

Please also “Like” my page if you are interested in future events.


Stretching your meal- Bread Talk

Oh yea… I am a yoga teacher so all I talk about is stretching. Stretching my body… stretching my mind… and stretching my mea!!

The term “Stretching your meal” actually refer to ways to “trick your brain” to make your meal looks bigger. In fact I have written another blog post on that before. Please see below link.

How to make your meal look bigger

Now today’s blog is on bread… the “evil” bread that we “should” all stay away from.

Before I go further not this topic (which is not the focus of this blog post), I first have to state my stand on this topic. I love bread. I am so not gluten free. I have tried, however I don’t really see much difference. However I have seen people who experienced a huge transformation in their health after removing gluten. I am not going to go too deep here, as I am still unsure on that topic. However, I have taken a closer look into all the bread around town and took a closer look into the ingredients and I would share them in another post. The findings are quite shocking. More on that later.

However, meanwhile let’s get back into the “stretching”.

As I become a yoga teacher I usually stay outside for the whole day and I come home early evening. I either eat out, but I realised it’s pretty hard to find a balanced meal with enough protein and vegetables when I eat out. So I am starting to pack my lunch and a sandwich or a wrap is a good option for me as I run around town from studio to studio and I need something dry, durable and…  does not require cutlery.

If you have been following my blogs, you may know that I am a huge fan of tortillas or “wrap”. One of the biggest reasons is because I can fit in a lot more protein and vegetables into the wrap, and even more if you eat it “open face” like a thin pizza. At the same time they are actually “lighter” than bread can contain less carb compare to a sandwich. So today I have done a little bit deeper and made a little comparison on different types of bread (and tortillas) on how it looks like.

I basically measured out 100g of different kinds of bread and tortillas.

Not the that 100g of carb grams does not mean 100g of carbs, as whatever we are measuring – bread, tortillas, pasta, bread has other ingredients in it including water, salt etc. Some bread carbs are more airy and than the others, However it is just an easy comparison on the different carb choices with the same “weight”. Also note that all the bread/tortillas in the “experiment” has about the same fat content – less than 2g of fat in 100g serving, except corn tortillas generally have a higher fat content.

You can see the comparison in the photo above.

– Baguettes have lots of air in it, and by far is the lightest bread. You get almost half a baguette for 100g. It’s truly satisfying.
– Whole wheat and white bread is about the same. 100g is about 2 slices of sandwich size bread.
– Rye bread is denser than whole wheat.
– Bagels are very dense bread. 100g gives you a small size bagel only.
– I like using long bread rolls and cut them into small slices. It makes you feel like you are having more.
– Tortillas are also great carb option. As they are thinner you can get more pieces. 100g gives you 3 6″ flour tortillas or 4 6″ corn tortillas or 1 large wrap size tortilla.

Of course these findings would be different from your bread. But I hope you find this information interesting.

More on the bread topic later.


Bowen Rooftop Flow with Cora and Heloise (Full Moon Edition)

Thank you so much for joining Heloise and myself for the evening. Everyone had such good vibe and energy. It was really lovely to bring everyone together, friends and family, old and young and celebrate this special day though yoga.

The after party was super fun. The kids certainly had a good time with lanterns and glow sticks but looks like the big kids were having a good time as well. The yogi twister was certainly the highlight of the evening you guys are so amazing (and bendy!!)

It was a truly memorable evening.

Thank you for my partner in crime Heloise. You are a beautiful soul. Thank you Real Food for catering the delicious healthy food and all the sponsors – Genie Juicery for their juices, Jax Coco for the coconut water, Munchbox HK for their healthy yummy snacks and Sibberi Birch Water.

And of course, big thank to my real life partner, Eric for being the amazing DJ, photographer, and “slightly evil” game host at the Yogi Twister game…

Please feel free to download the pictures and repost. Make sure you tag #bowenrooftopflow and #playwithcora (@playwithcora). Also please “Like” my Facebook page PLaY with Cora so I can keep you posted on the future events.

Thanks again.

With playfulness and love,

Cora