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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Packing for Mysore, India

                          Packing my bags this afternoon, getting ready for the double long haul flight to Mysore, India. Here’s a glimpse into some of the contents of my little suitcase. 1. Documentation! I have a copy of my email confirmation of acceptance for study … Continue reading »

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T-minus One week…

…until departure for India. Seat 27J will be my home for the behemoth 16.5 hour journey. Oh, and let’s not forget that we are arriving in Bangalore. It’ll be another 105 miles in a cab before reaching the final destination. I have no idea what time it will be when we arrive. What the air … Continue reading »

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sleep of the yogi

Some thoughts on dreaming, waking and how ashtanga yoga ruined my nightlife. स्वप्ननिद्रा ज्ञानालम्बनम् वा ॥३८॥ svapna-nidrā jñāna-ālambanam vā – Or through knowledge that is derived from a nocturnal dream. ~Patanjali Yoga Sutras I.38 Dreaming: Lately I’ve been dreaming of India. Not a surprise as our departure date for Mysore fast approaches. They are abstract, … Continue reading »

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ashtangi winter body

Hobbling home from practice last week, watching the temperature drop, seeing snowflakes in the air, I observed that now I have fully come into my winter body. Post-holiday indulgences, dark mornings, and those face-numbing wind-chilling walks from the T-station to the yoga studio make for some stiff, heavy and sometimes downright discouraging practice. The shift … Continue reading »

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