How do you start your day?
I wake up around 5:45 AM and do a prayer that comes from ancient traditions expressing gratitude and the joy of being alive. Then I meditate, where I try to have every cell of my body breathing simultaneously. I imagine an inner light that starts from my heart and goes back to my head to help me reach a higher state of consciousness. It may sound a little mystical, but it really is quite simple. After all that, I eat breakfast with my children. Sometimes I mix it up and start with a long walk or with a session in my sauna.
How do you manage to maintain this new way of life?
When I started as a teacher, I wanted to impose a strict rhythm based on a routine, without compromise. But I quickly realized that this way of functioning was counterintuitive. Sometimes the desires of everyday life take precedence and we must welcome them and embrace them without punishing ourselves. Of course, I allow myself wine, chocolate, and staying out late. When I go past my limits, I take five minutes and close my eyes and reconnect. Just as we charge our phones, I do that with my mind.