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Tagged With: mysore

Bare feet and glitter

On our last Saturday (rest day) in India, we opted not to rest at all! Instead we climbed all 1,200 steps to the top of Chamundi Hill. In sarees. Kate wrapped us up in our new fabric purchases from Badsha’s Bazaar. We made the pilgrimage uphill, under our umbrellas (portable sun shade), to pay our … Continue reading »

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Shakti in the house!

Sunday morning was led primary at 6am, and I stayed after to watch from the foyer as Sharath taught counted led intermediate series at 7:30 am. I have to admit, watching from a distance as 50+ Ashtangis practiced second series in unison was some crrrrrrazy looking yoga. I often think that about this series. It’s … 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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Inside the practice room

It’s 9 AM, Cyndi and I are readying to leave the Kuteer guesthouse and head to the Shala for yoga practice. Sharath has moved our start time up to 10 AM (from 10:30). Over our yoga clothes we wear kurtas (long shirts) and scarves around our shoulders. We do this this to respect the modesty … 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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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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