Tag Archives: India

Survival

Finally, what to do on a Saturday night? The music is blaring a rock tune in Marathi,the language of Maharashtra. I am sitting in a little 5 foot by 2 foot cubicle, mustard yellow, rock and roll baby.. my laptop … Continue reading

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Ladies Class

Adho Muka Virasana Adho Muka Svanasana, lengthen sides of chest Uttanasana, concave spine to lengthen sides of torso, then hands alongside feet Uttanasana, hands taken well back of feet, fingers point same direction as toes. Maintain length in sides of … Continue reading

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Backbending over and beyond

For the last 3 classes, she has been emphasizing to pull the trapezius muscle down and to fit the arm in the shoulder Adho Muka Virasana Adho Muka Svanasana Uttanasana Adho Muka Vrksasana, press heel of hand down, arms straight, … Continue reading

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First class with Geetaji, cosmetic knees!

You must have stability in the legs, absolutely straight knees, open the skin in the back of the leg to move the muscle into the skin, move the inner back thigh to the outer thigh to straighten the leg. Sthirim … Continue reading

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Tolerate Tranquility, Prashant

We have different phases to what we do and we must understand what to do and for whom we are doing it and when to do what we do. First there is the Learning phase, and then the Studying phase. … Continue reading

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We have arrived

Well well well.. what happened to Lisa and gang.. one week off the map. Diwali happened. A four day holiday celebrating goodness and light vanquishing evil and the demonic energies in us and in the universe.. Diwali, now the Indian … Continue reading

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Ganesha Pilgrimage

Shree Ashtavinayaka Darshan. The eight holy shrines of Ganapati: : SHREE GANESHAYA NAMAH : As noted in our guidebook, Gana means people and Pati means leader. Hence, Ganapati, or Ganesha, is the leader of the people. I always begin my … Continue reading

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Down for 24 hours

So it must have been the chutney that came with the dhokla. Dhokla, you may ask? An Indian steamed bread, made of chickpea flour and curry leaves that is mildly spiced… served with spicy mint chutney. I devoured quite a … Continue reading

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Standing Poses, Open Mind, Big Mind (Friday Nov 6th, Geetaji)

Adho Muka Virasana Adho Muka Svanasana Tadasana — Utthita Hastasana in Tadasana, firm completely the elbow joint, the knee joint, if there is any wobbliness you cannot extend. Paschimo Namaskar (Reverse Namaste) — long hold, lift the inner sternum, Gomukasana … Continue reading

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