I take my own pictures… What does it say about me?

 

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T-shirt Levi’s, Jeans Levi’s vintage, Shoe Topshop

I shot some pictures of myself and this is what they look like.Are you thinking why do I do what I do? Don’t get me wrong, It’s great to have a person to follow you around while you pose. However, I really do enjoy posing for myself too. It’s much more challenging to shoot self portraits and stills of your self. It’s like a run between behind the camera to the front of the lens. “Damn Daniel”, I need to get that camera remote to make my life easier.

So I love spending my days off on this kind of things. It let’s my creative juices running. I like to create stories from  my pictures and give a little bit of reality with it. I am not going to lie, this is a long and frustrating process. But you learn a lot from your mistakes. I believe practice and interest can make anything happen. So what are you waiting for, pick up that camera and get clicking. Oh, I watched tons of youtube video on self  photography so you might want to do that 😉

Sita ❤

Vulnerability is strength!

 

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Trousers ASOS, Jacket Topshop, Shoes Nike Roshe, Sunglasses Celine

So here I am, perfect outfit with a random post. Well, hope you guys don’t mind me being a bit off  beat today. It’s my birthday and I do what I want to. Haha.. So I am feeling a bit valunerable today and hope thats okay with you.

Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.

Vulnerability is the scary thing. It’s to be able to share yourself and make yourself vulnerable and to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength. It was a year ago that I went on this journey of blogging. Honestly, it took about 6 months before I showed my blog to public. I talked about it a lot to people but it took a lot of courage to be able to finally say “Here I am”. My intention when I started this blog was to be real and build connect with you all.

It’s a year and I am not leaving. So let me know if you think their is anything I can add or do more to keep you going on this journey with me.

Sita ❤

Queen of all Yoga poses! Shoulderstand or Salamba Sarvangasana

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Hola!

Hope everyone is ready to kickstart this week. Well, I am feeling extra excited after my holidays. Last 3 weeks were amazing and obviously it went by super fast.

Today I am talking about mother of all asana; Shoulder Stand or Salamba Sarvangasana. B.K.S Iyengar referred shoulder stand as the Queen of Asana or Sarvangasana. In Iyengar’s own words (book of yoga) ’Light on Yoga’ “The importance of Sarvangasana cannot be over-emphasised. It is one of the greatest boons conferred on humanity by our ancient sages. Sarvangasana is the Mother of asanas. As a mother strives for harmony and happiness in the home, this asana strives for harmony and happiness in the human system. it is a panacea for most common ailments.”

Do you know what Sarvangasana actually means? In Sanskrit, Sarva means “all” or “entire” and Anga means “organ” or “body part.” Translated, it means “full body pose” because of its benefits for the whole body. Since it helps the entire body you ca not ignore the benefits from this pose. In fact Sri Dharma Mittra states that “some yogi’s only do this pose,” and it can be held from 30 seconds to 30 minutes. So Sarvangasana is cure to all: from common cold to constipation.

Here are some of the positive effects of Shoulder Stand:

1) Answer to thyroid imbalance: This pose is proven to balance thyroid and hypothalamus glands. It brings blood to the thyroid and parathyroid, helping them properly secrete hormones.

2)  Strengthens the heart and lungs: Due to the inverted position, it reduces strain on the heart. It gives the heart a break from working so hard and helps to oxygenate the lungs. This pose has positive effect on people suffering from asthma, bronchitis and throat ailments may get relief.

3) Soothes and calms the nervous system: Sarvangasana is an answer to people who are easily irritated or prone to anger or nervous breakdowns. Daily practice of Sarvangasana will stabilise and make you less reactive to life’s circumstances.

4) Reduces constipation: Because of the inversion and change in gravitation the bowels move freely and constipation is relieved.

5) Activates throat chakra ( VISUDDAH): Shoulderstand is also practice to activate our fifth chakra. This chakra is associated with creativity and self expression. When this Chakra is open, our negative experiences can easily be transformed into wisdom and leaning.

6) Treats insomnia: Practicing Shoulderstand promotes deep sleep and therefore help cure insomnia.

7) Reduces wrinkles: Did you know that Marilyn Monroe was a yogi and practiced Shoulderstand daily? Well, Due to increased blood flow to the face, wrinkles can be reduced.

As with many yoga postures, there are contraindications.

  •  People with high blood pressure, detached retina, glaucoma, hernias, cardiovascular disease, cervical spondylitis, and/or slipped discs should not practice shoulderstand.
  • If you have or have had a neck injury, seek advice from an experienced yoga teacher before beginning to practice shoulderstand.
  • Avoid during pregnancy.
  • It is advised that women avoid inversions when menstruating.
  • To receive similar benefits in a more restorative way, try placing a block under the sacrum to elevate the hips above the heart for Vipartita Karani (or legs up the wall)

How to do Shoulderstand:

Place the heels of the palms at the small of your back with the fingertips pointing up towards the ceiling. Lift the legs up high into the air into Shoulder Stand.Move the chin away from your chest, pull in through the belly and tuck the pelvis under. You want the ankles to be stacked above the knees, knees above the hips and hips above shoulders in one straight line.Exhale to release the knees back to the chest and slowly roll down the spine. Keep the knees in and slowly rock side to side.

Note: Shoulder stand is considered to be an intermediate to advanced pose. Do not perform this pose without prior experience or unless you are performing under the supervision of an experienced instructor.

Some of you who know me personally know that I practice yoga in the morning before stepping of the house. Shoulderstand is one of the posture that I will do every single day. It has personally helped me in many ways. Hope you guys are inspired to practice and get on that mat everyday. Girlies, If you have no experience and are still curious to practice, then feel free to write to me. If I get few responses; I might invest my time and do a beginners guide to this pose.

Stop, Drop & Yoga.

Have a great week.

S ❤

Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack

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Photographer: Matilda Roysdotter

 

Hi lovelies, how have you all been? It’s been almost 2 weeks since my last post. Well, as you all know, I am on a vacation. Quick stop in Dubai and straight home for Diwali! This Diwali was a special one for me.  My favourite festival of the year plus I was home with my family.

Well, Dubai was great expect for one thing, phone crisis all over again. One morning I woke up to a dead phone. Haha… in a weeks time I had a new phone from Apple. Well, I tried my best to bring alive my dead phone. But it didn’t workout. Since, I managed to get 2 phones in a month – I decided to share some tips and tricks to tackle iPhone crisis.

If you managed to get your phone drunk or share some of your coffee than be ready to kiss your phone good bye. Apple, will not replace your phone even under icare unless you have a separate insurance that takes care of water damage. Well, the good news is Apple will offer to replace your iPhone(6) on payment of €310.

Second scenario. What if you wake up to a dead phone? Or what can you do when your iphone acts suspicious and weird. Well, according to the internet, apple phones can act a bit strange.  iPhone6 and 6s are prone to blur screen, and software crashes and the most common frozen screen.

Follow these steps to resolve the problem:

  1. Restart your phone ( press home & start button for 10seconds).
  2. You may have to repeat step 1 for few times before it really works.
  3. If the restart fails than try to restore the phone. This means you would loose some information from your phone. Plug your phone to your computer while pressing the home button. Realize the home button, once you see connecting to iTunes on your phone screen. Go ahead and restore your phone. You may have to try this step few times before it really works.
  4. If step 3 fails, most probably it’s the end of your phone. Visit your nearest Apple store or service provider.

Note: Visit only Apple store if visiting abroad. Authorised service providers will not able to help since you need the proof of purchase.

Happy setting the new phone.

Cocolett ❤

Pick your poison! Halloween costume ideas

Model: Layla Subhani, Costume: Melanie Costa Pereira  Photography: Aashith Shetty Creative direction & Styling: Sita Sunar

Model: Layla Subhani, Costume: Melanie Costa Pereira
Photography: Aashith Shetty
Creative direction & Styling: Sita Sunar

 

Model:Layla Subhani, Costume: Melanie Costa Pereira Photography: Aashith Shetty Creative direction & Styling: Sita Sunar

Model: Layla Subhani, Maya Holm, Poonam Jaiswal Costume: Melanie Costa Pereira
Photography: Aashith Shetty
Creative direction & Styling: Sita Sunar

 

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Boo…

Panicking that you don’t have your halloween costume yet? Don’t you worry. Pick your poison! I have 3 costume ideas to choose from. I worked on this editorial almost a year go. I guess this is the best time to share it with you.

Are you ready to get your witchy on? Tonight is the night! Planning your Halloween costume, Halloween makeup, party themes food ideas and at last which party to go to. The madness is upon us.

Happy Halloween and may the best costume win.

Cocolett ❤

 

 

 

 

 

Summer of love

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Rise and shine everyone.

Hope all my dutch friends are finally enjoying summer in holland. Well I am ready with my second post. Yeah! This editorial piece is very dear to me since it was shot in my town… back in India. This is little bit of my childhood and where I am really from. I feel so blessed growing up in this tropical island.

This look is a romance of a free spirited traveller and nature lover. Inspired from Goan hippie culture! The Land of beautiful people, beaches, sand, culture and cows. Hope you enjoy this pictures and get the feel of this beautiful land. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts and comments.

Special thanks to Melba Fernandes for capturing this moments. Your love for Goa is truly magical and shows in your work.