Monday, August 22, 2011

Ashtanga yoga practice a day keeps the doctor away: day1

Since traveling 9000 miles in March to India to learn how to balance my doshas, I have struggled with my hot vinyasa addiction. As much as I love the fluidity, the heat and the fun atmosphere, my reality is that I need a cooler and calmer practice. This has been a hard pill to swallow.

As I avoid the steamy classes, my body feels parched and inflexible. I try to practice here and there but not nearly as much as I need.

No time to go to the studio today so I decided to take my practice into my own hands. I moved aside the furniture in my living room and rolled out my mat. All the familiar noises greeted me: dogs barking, kids chatting, TV on, phone ringing. I began to breathe, it all melted away. I began with my beloved surya namaskar A then B, slowly my creaking bones and joints loosened and reached toward their familiar suppleness. Then the standing series, still warming and insightful as far as how everything feels. By the end of the standing postures, I could feel a definite drop in my mental chatter and an increase in my body temperature.

Jumping into the first seated posture dandasana felt stiff and labored. By the last one I sailed through. Ahh I felt amazing. So my goal is to practice at home every day. I may still trot off to a vinyasa class from time to time but deep down I know what that does to my fiery Pitta body, and it is not worth it.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer Blessings!

Revel in the beauty of nature! Isn't it amazing to visit a farmer's market and see the abundance of fresh fruits and veggies? Support your local farmers and get your family cooking healthy foods together! When you eat, thank the earth, the sun and the rain for their contribution to your foods.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Elephants are huge but gentle, a good lesson.

So yea, I was 12 feet up on this lads back, and prayed that he would stay calm. He was so gentle, I kept rubbing his ear and telling him how good he was and that I was so grateful for his generosity in allowing me to sit on his back.

Gentle and kind, lessons learned from a pachyderm.

Indian Food is so Delicious!!

Lunch in Kerala India at the Manaltheeram Ayurvedic Resort

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Top 100 Yoga sites Blog

Check out theTop 100 Yoga Sites Blog, to find more resources on yoga and great living.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Indian Yoga Retreat

I am busy planning an Indian yoga retreat, a comprehensive review of the retreat and the beach resort that I am staying at will be posted.