Time Slows Down

Time seems to slow down when you go deeper into practice… Now, edging more into Third, time really seems to slow down. I remember when I finished Primary after six months. But Galavasana took about 9 months…each pose gets a little bit harder, and takes a bit more time. It really doesn’t matter how long…

Humility, or Landing on Your Head in Practice

What’s worse than a Monday after daylight savings time? It’s a Monday after daylight savings time, after landing on your head while trying to tic toc over. This was the second time landing, or rather, crashing on my head in yoga practice. The first time (which I also recounted in a very early post) was…

Going to Mysore

When I first heard the word “Mysore”, I thought, “How strange!” This was two and half years ago, when I began to venture into my first Mysore practice after taking a few Led Beginner classes at the studio. Mysore class was very intimidating! I walked into a huge sweaty room, filled with yogis in various…

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…

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…

Great whites, 10 foot waves, and lightning…

So, in these past few days, the summer South swell that we had all been dreaming of and eagerly waiting for finally arrived last Wednesday.  Thanks to a massive storm in New Zealand, waves up to 10 feet pounded most of Southern California, prompting high surf advisories and even claiming the life of 1 Orange…