Returning Home

You would think that the return home would be easy. After all, parts of me were longing for familiar Western comforts, and the comforts of my own home: my own soft bed, bathroom, raw food and water that are safe to drink, safer driving conditions…to name a few. And, I have had more meltdown moments,…

Dissolution of the ego…

It seems like whenever I post something “good” or glorious about yoga practice, the universe somehow catches wind and…decides to throw a curve ball, as if to say, “Oh yeah? Well, see how you like this one!” Instead of the divine numinous feeling of bliss, I am stuck in the underworld of pain and obstacles after…

Catching the heels in backbend

There is actually a Sanskrit term for this, as I discovered, and it is called “Triyanmuka Uttasana”. Admittedly, I learned this through watching Sharath’s unreal backbending and dropback sequence on Youtube: I have another name for it. I call it, “Holy cow, what the freaking h*ll am I doing to my poor back!?!” I had…