Easy, light, and smooth…

“Easy, light, and smooth” has been the mantra floating through my mind in the recent weeks. Strangely enough, I came across this phrase not through surfing or yoga, but through devouring Chris McDougall’s book, Born to Run. This amazing book chronicles Chris’s epic journey to find American ex-pat Caballo Blanco (aka Micah True), who ran with the…

When the Connection Seems Lost…

Practice of late has become an arduous, grueling process for me. I’ve been traversing what seems to be an endless, bleak terrain of fatigue and pain without relief. I’m still stuck at Eka Pada Bakasana, for six months now. I have just now been able to lift my head up and hold for a couple of…

The Joys of Growing Your Own Food

Another passion of mine is growing vegetables and tending to our little garden. If the surf is blown out, or if it is a moon day, I love to get my hands into the earth. One of the many reasons why I love spring is that we can grow a fresh new crop of vegetables…

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…

Injury and Doubt

I hurt my ankle yesterday. I was doing tic-tacs…or rather, trying to jump back into downward dog from backbend after landing in backbend from handstand. So, that probably does not make sense…but if you get it, then I’m glad. Only that I didn’t land right. My teacher Aimee was trying to help me. I was…

Some Things to Avoid before Practice

Yes. You may have guilty of these things. I confess…I have been guilty of all of them. 1. Drink the night before practice. Okay. I often enjoyed a glass of wine with dinner. I do have to say, since yoga practice, I have decreased the alcohol intake. I remember those times when I drank more…