Tag Archives: Mysore

SHIVARATRI AND SHARATH’S CONFERENCE 23.2.14

This Thursday night is Shivaratri, a night devoted to worship of the “renegade” god Shiva, who is considered to be the lord of yogis. According to Hindu mythology it is believed that Shiva married his consort Parvarti on this night and also manifested himself as a lingum to show that there was no beginning or […]

EXPLORING DOWNTOWN AND SHARATH’S CONFERENCE 16.2

Today I went down to the Devaraj markets with my friend Megumi to look through a market stall stocked with beautiful framed vintage deity photos. I’ve been to the markets countless times but they never loose their appeal for me. What stands out probably even more than the colours and noise are the smells, from […]

THE YOGA OF DRIVING

“Slowly, slowly, brake!” These were the words of advice from Kumar the rickshaw driver when he saw me earlier this week on a scooter for the first time. He also said, “Madam, full traffic – no!” The instruction wasn’t dissimilar to what I have been hearing Sharath say to his assistants when adjusting the numerous […]

HOME COOKING AND SHARATH’S CONFERENCE 9.2.14

I enjoyed yesterday’s conference by Sharath (see the notes below) – particularly a saying he mentioned that I hadn’t heard before. When talking about family difficulties he said that in his local language of Kannada they say “every dosa has holes but in some houses the pans have a hole!” Not exactly sure what it means […]

TEACHING YOGA IN DUBAI

It’s now been three months since I arrived in Dubai.  I’ve enjoyed the experience immensely. I love this initial period of moving to a new city. Being able to explore the city with all the enthusiasm of a traveller, but with the knowledge that favourite spots can become regular haunts. Many people have been asking […]

FIRST VISITOR

Not yet one month into my “living-in-Dubai” adventure and I have already had my first visitor! Megumi Kato from Japan stopped in for a week on her way back to Sydney after almost six months in India. Well it wasn’t really on her way back, more like a detour, as she had to fly via […]

THE LITTLE ONES THAT STOLE MY HEART

The main reason I come to Mysore is to practice yoga with my teacher.  The couple of hours spent in the yoga shala in the wee hours of the morning are the highlight of the day. I’ve been coming here for seven years now. While it’s the yoga that keeps me coming back each year, […]