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?…

The Bittersweetness of Finishing the Intermediate Series

4/8/14 — I finished the Second Series today, and I suppose that I should celebrate, but instead I came into and out of practice somewhat humbled. Finishing the Second Series feels like a milestone and I wish that I could write about just postures themselves; but to leave out the other context of my experience would…

Fine-tuning in Kapotasana

I don’t think that anyone ever looks forward to Kapotasana with unbridled eagerness. Whenever I come up to this pose, I think, “Okay, here we go…” and say a little prayer to myself (aka, please don’t hurt me too much). That being said, I do believe that one can arrive at this posture without the…

That Kind of Day…

It was that kind of day today. The day when your practice…sucked. What an irony, as I wrote blissfully about the interior experience of the Intermediate Series the other day. Today was an interior experience of hell. I wake up around 4 usually as I have to be into work by 7. Usually, between 4-4:45am,…

Led Intermediate with Sharath = Super Intensity!

It is about 4:20 pm, six hours after surviving Sharath’s Led Intermediate — the first one I have ever taken — and my arms are still noodles, and my back is still sore. Of course, there will be other muscles complaining in due time. We have begun Week 2 of Sharath’s workshop while he and…