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Hannah roman

Half Moon Yoga and art

Yoga teacher Hannah Faulkner unites her passions on Half Moon Yoga and Art. She’s an adventurer, artist, and writer who draws inspiration from her surroundings to create and engaging blog. Hannah further creates balanced, fun, intellectual, refreshing yoga sequences that take you on far away imaginary journeys while also teaching deeper yoga philosophy and wellness concept.

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What Is The Book (Or Books) You’ve Given Most As A Gift, And Why?

A New Earth by Ekhart Tolle
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
An Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramanhansa Yogananda.

When You Feel Overwhelmed Or Unfocused, Or Have Lost Your Focus Temporarily, What Do You Do?

To still my mind, I pause and take a deep, conscious breath of gratitude that I am alive in this moment. As I inhale, my diaphragm expands and as I exhale, it contracts. I continue until I am connected with my higher, inner, Self once again.

In the last five years, what new belief, behavior, or habit has most improved your life?

Three years ago, I transitioned to a vegetarian, then vegan diet, incorporating a weekly day of fasting. Now, I feel lighter, cleaner, and healthier. And, my karma has greatly improved as well.

What popular celebrity do you admire the most and why?

Bear Grylls makes survival in nature look so easy and he keeps a cheerful outlook throughout life’s surprises.

What's your favourite holiday destination?

I love visiting/exploring new places that I haven’t been before, both in the city and the natural world. Internationally, I’ve frequented France, Bali, Greece, and Spain. But, locally in California, I return to Catalina Island and Yosemite National Park often.

What's your star sign?

Gemini

What did you have for breakfast this morning?

Blueberry-Almond Smoothie

What one song can you listen to every day non-stop?

Coldplay Viva la Vida & Sky Full of Stars.

What's your favourite vegan meal?

I love making Lentil Tacos from scratch with homemade gluten-free tortillas, corn, avocado tomatoes, bell peppers, green onions, shredded cabbage, lime juice, and cashew sour cream.

If You Could Have A Gigantic Billboard Anywhere With Anything On It — What Would It Say And Why?

The two quotes that I recite to myself most often are: “Be brave. The brave alone enjoy the world.” -Swami Rama “Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.” -Leonardo da Vinci

What is one of the best or most worthwhile investments you’ve ever made?

Investing my time and money in traveling the world has taught me about religion, philosophy, myself, and humankind.

What is a useful skill someone could learn in one minute?

Half Sun Salutation, also known as Ardha Surya Namaskar, is a simple vinyasa (movement with breath) that can release tension in the shoulders, neck, lower back, and hamstrings while building strength in the core and legs. From standing tall in Mountain Pose, inhale to reach both arms up to the sky, exhale to turn the palms out, lean forward and release the arms and head toward the earth. Inhale to slightly bend the knees and reach all the way back to the sky (palms facing each other), and exhale to bring them together at the heart’s center.

Are you vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian or something else entirely?

Mostly vegan. On very rare occasions when traveling or dining out, I may order a vegetarian entrée (but never meat) if a vegan option is not available.

What's your favourite vegetable?

Again, how could I choose just one! I’ll start with sweet potatoes, then arugula, artichokes, beets, brussel sprouts, carrots, cauliflower, green beans, etc.

About the Author

Heather-PS

Heather Wilkinson is a globe-trotting content creator and PR enthusiast who’s finally put down roots in her native UK. When she isn’t working, you’ll find her pretending to care about Minecraft for her son’s sake, while secretly reading the latest Ace Atkins novel (or sleeping – her second favourite past-time).