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Gokulam life in photos

Posted by on March 22, 2012

A huge part of practicing Ashtanga yoga in Mysore, India is centered around the locals and yoga tourists who live in Gokulam. Mysore is a fairly large city, and Gokulam is the section of it where the Sri K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga institute is located. From the coffee & chocolate man, to the sweet shop, cows, rickshaws and coconuts, here’s what you can expect to see if you travel to Mysore to practice ashtanga yoga. These are just a few of the Gokulam photos I took. There are many more photos from the trip to India over on my photography blog. Feel free to leave any questions in the comments, and Cyndi and I will do our best to explain what you are seeing!



KPJAYI Shri K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institutecoconutsindia rickshawthe coffee and chocolate man

Wondering how you can get yourself a copy of one of these photos? You can find them over in the Ashtanga4Life etsy shop. Enjoy!


8 Responses to Gokulam life in photos

  1. jgs

    What beautiful photographs!

  2. bettina

    Dear Cara, just stumbled over your blog (uuhhh maybe thats really funny english, sorry i’m native germanspeaker) and just want to tell you, before i go and explore more of your wonderfull blog …. those pictures are just pure beautifull … i used to go to Mysore for 10 years in a row, but the explosion since Gurujis’ death put me a bit off. Still there is the big love for this part of the world, and your pictures totaly resonate on that. all the best from munich bettina

  3. Frances @ Lila Blog

    I love your photos of Mysore. I can totally smell India and feels its heat and dust just by looking at these shots. Beautiful. I’m also a bit obsessed with your header….such a great image and that old-school tattoo look. Very cool.

    • carashtangi

      Hi Frances, thanks for visiting! Dust, heat and smell, such a part of the sensory experience of India. And yet we love it all!

  4. Joanne

    Wonderful photos!

  5. anna

    hi. did you stay at dr. kuttappa geetha’s place? if yes, do you have more pictures of the place. this is one of the places i am considering to stay at when i take my yoga training in 2013. thanks.

    • carashtangi

      Hi Anna, no I did not stay at Dr. Geetha’s place, but I have been to this house many times to buy delicious homemade chocolate from his wife. It is very close to the yoga Shala and would be a wonderful place to stay.

  6. Sky

    Hi Cara, Flicking through Ashtanga Blogs I came to your great photo’s. Especially love Goklum Young Spikers. Great image :)

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