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…

The Foray into Third Series

8.11.14 Poses in ashtanga yoga feel like gifts, and sometimes you feel like you don’t deserve a gift. But you accept it anyway, as best and graciously as you can. My teacher David gave me Vasisthasana today. It was not a complete surprise, as he had mentioned that pose when I practiced the day before…

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…

Laughing in Practice

Or more like, laughing at yourself in practice. The sort of laughter that comes like a loud sneeze at a funeral. Only that it is laughter and you can’t stop yourself. Alright. So I go into practice, relatively on time (woke up at 415am, got to the shala by 515am). It is only Tuesday, after…