Leaving the predictable – From Sleep Cycle to Cantagalo

I’m not sure why I decided to use my Sleep Cycle App – it’s supposed to wake you up in the lightest moments of your sleep, after a long restful night, and it seems to work pretty well.  It measures your movement.  When it thinks your moving the most during a set wake up period, it gently brings you back into the conscious world with the sound of harps, or what ever you want.  I have mine set on harps.

Only, it’s not so practical when you go to bed at 12pm, and have to be up at 3am for your taxi to the airport.  But for some reason, I still decided to use it.  Not only did I decide to shorten the last part of my sleep by 30 minutes, but I also decided it would be a good idea to listen to a wonderfully relaxing 30 minute Yoga Nidra session , once I’d turned out the lights.

Side note – I love Yoga Nidra.  It’s four times as cool as regular sleep, and four times as relaxing.  You should definitely try it some time.  It will relax you, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, and- top yogi secret – give you two hours worth of sleep in 30 minutes.

If I add an imaginary 2 hours of yoga nidra sleep, to the other 2 hours, that’s a well rounded 4 hours.  I’m not complaining.  I’m excited.  My check-in was smooth, my flights all on time, and super lucky, had a spare seat next to me on my Iberia flight from Madrid to Sao Paulo.

As you might have imagined – I wrote this in the air.  Isn’t technology wonderful! Perhaps that’s the subject of another blog post.

But for now, if this has been posted, it means I’ve landed in Brazil, found the internet, and gotten started on the adventure!

Tomorrow I have a tour of the Cantagalo Favela, to visit social projects.   I’ll update at the next opportunity.

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