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FINDRA’s Weekly Inspiration: There’s No Such Thing As Bad Weather

Here at FINDRA, we’re always looking to bring you snippets of motivation to get you inspired for your own everyday adventures. So what’s caught our eyes and ears this week?

Quote of the Week

Billy Connolly quote

 

Activity of the Week

You may have seen on our social media channels that we’re taking a tipi to this year’s Tweedlove Transcend Bike Festival where we’ll be hosting yoga classes and talks by Weirdos on Bikes and Jenny Tough. To be ready, we’re all getting our yoga practice in!

 

Polly strikes a pose

 

If you’re keen to get into it, or you’re sitting on the fence as to the real benefits of it, then check out this blog post by our ambassador, Polly Clark, where she outlines the physical, mental and emotional benefits of yoga.

For me practising yoga isn’t about the pursuit of physical perfection. Yes, it does keep my body toned and flexible, but my reasons for practising are really about something a little deeper. For me, yoga is about feeling connected, physically, mentally and emotionally.

Being strong and flexible makes you feel good in your body, enhances your sense of wellbeing and will aid any sports or adventures that you choose to do.

Yoga is a non-competitive practice. Don’t compare yourselves to others. Focus on how the pose feels. Notice any negative internal dialogue and turn it around. Become your own coach instead of your own critic. The more often you can tap into that space the more it will become a natural way of being.

Tickets for our free tipi events at Transcend are still available, but please remember that you must purchase a weekend pass for access to the festival. These are available through the Transcend website.

 

Good News Story of the Week

It really made us smile to see all the Scottish tartan parading the streets of New York City during this year’s Tartan Day parade. Tartan Day started in Canada in the 1980s in celebration of Scottish heritage as 15% of Canadians claim Scottish lineage. Since then it has spread to the USA and Australia and in 2005, the USA designated April 6th as ‘National Tartan Day’. We’re so glad they did so more of the world sees the joy that is Kilted Yogis!

 

Kilted Yogi Instagram image

The Kilted Yogis were in NYC for Tartan Week. (Photo credit: @kiltedyogis)

 

This year, our beloved Billy Connolly led the Tartan Day Parade which saw 50,000 people line the streets of Manhattan to cheer it on. With Highland Dancers, pipe bands and more tartan than you can shake a haggis at, NYC has never been more Scottish!

 

Billy Connolly parade

Billy Connolly headed up the parade. (Photo credit: @nyctartanweek)

 

Tartan Day extends into Tartan Week with plenty of events across the city from ceilidhs to art talks to workshops. One thing’s for sure – Scotland is very much loved across the world and our heritage and culture will never be forgotten!

 

Music of the Week

We’re building a FINDRA Community Playlist over on Spotify, bringing you music of a rather eclectic variety! From classic dance tunes to lesser-known indie songs, we hope there’s something new in there for you. If you’ve got a favourite you’d like to hear in the playlist, drop us a tweet!

We love this atmospheric song by Hozier, great for a chilled evening with a book by the fire.

 

 

Whatever you’re up to this week, friends, remember to find your everyday adventure.

Love, Team FINDRA x

#FINDRAeveryday