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…

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…

rest is good

Just a short post today. Had planned to go to mysore practice today — Monday. Woke at 130 am and unable to go back to sleep for a couple of hours due to Ava crying and left shoulder aching a bit. The shala is about 15-25 minutes away depending on the traffic, but I had…

The good and the bad…

I’m bummed out a bit. I know I shouldn’t be, but I still am. It’s that darn left shoulder. There has been pain there ever since I did a deep Supta Kurmasana 3 weeks ago, putting both legs behind the head while sitting (with David’s assistance) and then binding the hands together as I settle…

Pain, go away…

Lately, I’ve been feeling a soft achy pain in my right hip socket. It is the familiar pain that I had when pregnant with my son and daughter, perhaps due to over-stretched ligaments, but then it would vanish after giving birth. I’m not pregnant nor plan to be (so I know it’s not that!)…but am…