Faces Who Changed the Fitness Game in Egypt: Nancy Morrison


A new year is upon us, and with it comes our annual pledges to make healthier choices. Whether it’s replacing smoking with spinning, opting to run on Friday mornings instead of staying out all night Thursday, or snacking on Bake Stix instead of binging on ice cream, we can always do more to limit self-destructive habits.

In honor of those health-conscious resolutions to live well, we’re highlighting inspiring personalities who have changed the fitness game in Egypt.

While there are a number of studios and yogis in Egypt, Mandala Yoga’s retreats combine the transformative practice with stunning scenery.

Atmosphere and setting can make a remarkable difference when attempting to reach moksha, and Mandala Yoga places this idea at its core, with retreats in places like Minya, Marsa Nakari and Aswan.

Get Co-Founder Nancy Morrison’s take on healthy living in her own words, below:



In your opinion, what’s the biggest fitness mistake people make?


I think the biggest mistake people make is to assume that fitness is beyond their capabilities, and to not even try in the first place under the illusion that they can’t do it. You can, your body is amazing, it adapts to almost anything and will continue to surprise you if you just give it a chance.



What’s one obstacle you’ve faced in your fitness journey and how did you overcome it?


Expecting too much too soon. In yoga, you are taught to start where you are, and that everything comes with practice. Being impatient becomes an obstacle. When you can’t do advanced poses that you like the look of, it can get frustrating. You overcome this with patience and a lot of practice, and the rewards are really worth it.



Give us one piece of advice about healthy living.


My only advice is to apply balance and common sense to everything. Anything extreme becomes unhealthy. When you talk about healthy living, you have to take every aspect of yourself into consideration: body, mind and soul.



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