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A minute with Michalis Lytras Yoga teacher and TikToker


Where do you live?
I live in Larnaca but I’m originally from Ammochostos. And I live with my dog Keanita.

What did you have for breakfast?
One litre of water and black coffee

Describe your perfect day
A sunny Saturday around mid-spring sounds very perfect to me

Best book ever read?
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari. In vary plausible ways, it maps humankind not just its evolutionary course but also makes human behaviour more understandable and allow us to recognise sides of our kind that might be very hopeful in the future.

Best childhood memory?
Mid July 1998 at the beach eating watermelon.

What is always in your fridge?
Homemade lemonade.

What music are you listening to in the car at the moment?
A range of unrelated songs and concerts. From classic baroque to rempetiko.

What’s your spirit animal?
A bumble bee or something, always bump on to my head.

What are you most proud of?
I’m proud I haven’t missed a day on learning something new.

What movie scene has really stayed with you?
When O-Ren Ishii from Kill Bill vol1 fights Black Mamba. Epic fight scene.

If you could pick anyone at all (alive or dead) to go out for the evening with, who would it be?
Surely people I miss and I love. Well unless I get to pick the founders of democracy from the dead and president Trump and make him explain himself.

If you could time travel when/where would you go?
I would check out the dinosaurs for sure! Maybe I’ll visit the future 2100. And right after I’ll watch the first play of the Greek tragedy Medea in Athens 431BC. I would meet Jesus and tell Him, in future people think he is white. Then I will ask the greatest minds some things. Slap Hitler on the face also. I would Give Michelangelo a cervical spine collar, because that ceiling must have killed his neck. And I will pet the first ever walking human.

What is your greatest fear?

What would you say to your 18-year-old self?
Take a gap year and enjoy. And that everything will be ok, we got this.

Name the one thing that would stop you dating someone
I always notice manners. You are rude you are out.

If the world is ending in 24 hours what would you do?
I would cook a lovely meal and share it with my family and friends. We will tell stories and laugh our hearts out and tell them goodbye. I’ll get myself to the nearest beach. Put my mask and my fins on and swim. I’ll take a deep breath, clear my last thoughts and swim until the world ends.

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