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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Notes on humility, yoga and thirst

A few notes scribbled in my little book, from conference with Sharath on Sunday morning: On being humble: Once I say ‘I don’t know anything,’ I can learn many things. On asana and yoga: Asana is the foundation for our spiritual practice. Ashtanga yoga creates changes within us, through practice. The asana is the gateway … Continue reading »

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Not a beginner

Back to Tuesday, in Sharath’s office, registering for practice at the Shala. Cyndi and I await our turn, are called in, sit down. Sharath looks over our papers, passport photos freshly adhered by the shala’s resident glue stick. I admit I am nervous. Not at my best (it has only been a few hours since … Continue reading »

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January 29-31, 2012…a.k.a. The longest day of my life.

It’s weird when 2.5 days of your life go by and you haven’t slept during any of them. Flying east will do that. It’s dark, then light, then dark again. We drove in cars (30 mins), flew in planes (7 hours), lounged in the Paris airport (5 hours, croissants were consumed), took another flight (9 … Continue reading »

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