Time Slows Down

Time seems to slow down when you go deeper into practice… Now, edging more into Third, time really seems to slow down. I remember when I finished Primary after six months. But Galavasana took about 9 months…each pose gets a little bit harder, and takes a bit more time. It really doesn’t matter how long…

Humility, or Landing on Your Head in Practice

What’s worse than a Monday after daylight savings time? It’s a Monday after daylight savings time, after landing on your head while trying to tic toc over. This was the second time landing, or rather, crashing on my head in yoga practice. The first time (which I also recounted in a very early post) was…

Tic Tocs and Winter Time Waves

This morning I woke up and couldn’t decide whether to skip yoga practice and just go surfing…but it is Sunday, and skipping yoga somehow felt wrong. However, when the waves are big, I wondered if I would be too tired to paddle through the line up after almost 2 hours of yoga. Yoga or surfing?…

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…

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…