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Pain, surrender, and serendipity in practice

There are days when the flow of energy is good, my body is loose yet strong, and practice feels effortless. Unfortunately, those days are pretty rare. More often than not, I often practice with pain as my wonderful companion. Pain visits me in various places…for a few weeks, it stayed in my left shoulder. This…

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Extroversion and introversion in surfing and yoga

I have been thinking about this for some time, and I still find some places where extroversion and introversion merge in the worlds of surfing and yoga. At first glance, you would say that surfing is extroverted. Your senses have to be tuned to the external environment — for example, my eyes are constantly scanning…

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Coming up in Karandavasana — Part 4

Karandavasana, like Kapotasana in the Second Series, is the kind of pose that always brings up a bit of fear and anxiety as you approach it. Well, at least I feel the anxiety and fear. But Karandavasana is also a bit more fun in its challenge. It has been said often that women cannot come…

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Tic, Toc!

I “tocked” today. It still feels a bit surreal. I remember every moment and at the same time, I can’t believe that it happened. I woke up only after 6 hours of sleep…in bed by nine, woke up at 3am and couldn’t go back to sleep. Admittedly, I was more preoccupied by waves than by…