Introducing: Melanie

Melanie is an Austrian travel, yoga and lifestyle blogger. She currently is on an around the world

trip together with her boyfriend. She loves hiking, being outdoor, yoga, mountains, cozy cafés, to

get to know other people and their stories, sunsets and to write. Her blog Mafambani is

combining her passions like traveling, yoga, lifestyle and couple travels.  

I usually find the information I receive from other bloggers very helpful when it comes to planning

my own vacation. Before we headed off on our around the world trip I read many, many blogs. I

wanted to know what kind of budget we have to plan, what it is like to travel as a couple for a

year, which countries did other people  see and how did they like it, etc. We don't carry any guides

with us now as we are quite limited with luggage. When we need some information about a place

we look for other travel bloggers and their recommendations. So my blog is a source for

information and also I am sharing my personal story on it, hoping to inspire others to travel as a

couple around the world. 


YOGA & TRAVEL

I started my very first yoga class about two years ago. I did a beginner's class  because I had

absolutely no idea about yoga. Somehow, I stopped going and regretted it a few months later

when I started a new job. I worked long hours and all of a sudden I had strong back pain. That was

the time, when I signed myself in for yoga classes in another studio. The yoga teacher was

amazing. I liked the way she created her classes and also, that she would give me alternatives to

certain poses. She knew exactly what I was going through and she told me that I would have to

work on my legs and my back to get fit again. Although I love to be outdoors and I spent my

weekends hiking, my back wasn't improving at all. At that time, I was scared to even skip my

dream about traveling the world as the pain was constantly there. After a while though, I could

see the improvements thanks to yoga 

 

Now, constantly traveling, and recently finished a yoga teacher training in Bali, I couldn't imagine

myself without yoga anymore. It became a big part of my life, but not only the physical training. I

am focusing more on my thoughts, breathing techniques and meditation. Most of us barely

breathe throughout the day it's simply something we forget to do. It sounds crazy but it's true. 

Everyday I wake up now, I close my eyes again and deeply inhale and exhale a few times. Only

then I open my eyes and smile. I am more grateful and calm. Different kinds of breathing

techniques allow me to be either calm or active. It's incredible how much we can steer with our

breath.  

 

 

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