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mysore

Oh, India.

The classic photo op for every ashtangi visiting Mysore, with a cameo appearance by Cow. Just another day in India. Also, please note the glass shards lining the top of the wall surrounding the yoga school. This is perhaps an aesthetic choice, but the school also has a delightful “bouncer”named Prakash whose morning duties are … 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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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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