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second-generation ashtangis

My Experience as The Teacher

My journey here in Glasgow is almost at an end.  Being the surrogate leader these past few months has taught me a lot. I came here without expectations, and started with what I knew. In the beginning, it was natural to approach the Mysore room like a 2-hour assisting stint with chanting half way through. … Continue reading »

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T-minus One Week – other side of the world edition.

It’s strange, the process of time passing here in Mysore. Technically, I’ve been here three weeks, but if someone were to ask me how long I’d been here (and I couldn’t cheat via technology) I’d be at a loss to gauge the days in any quantitative sense. Plans are never set in stone here. No … Continue reading »

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Welcome to India

Tuesday evening, the end of our new moon day here in India. I’ve just had a rest day castor oil bath. Not a habit I make back home in Boston, but when in Rome (or Mysore, as it is), you know what they say. I bought the castor oil this morning from the coffee and … Continue reading »

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Not Authorized.

Kate introduced us to Sharath a few days ago. We are the Boston crew, all here in Mysore together. Cara was introduced as her assistant; I was, “a very good student, coming every day.” Kate also added that Cara teaches when she is out of town. Sharath’s immediate reaction: “But not authorized, not eligible.” Then … 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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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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we are second-generation ashtangis

We’re kicking off this blog in preparation for our first ever trip to Mysore, India to practice at the Ashtanga Yoga Institute. It will be a space to share the journey with our students and friends and hopefully it grows to become a resource for all of us second-generation Ashtangis out there, learning from our … Continue reading »

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