Tag Archives: Yoga

Sunset at Chamundi Hill and Sharath’s Conference 2.2.14

I’ve just finished the first week in Mysore and as always it’s been full of memorable experiences. The first practice in the Mysore room instantly confirms why I come back here each year. My mind is steady and focused, the body is energised and there is nothing like being back in the presence of my […]

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, […]

DOSAS, IDLYS, CHAI AND A TRIP TO THE JUNGLE

The weekend before Diwali I had the pleasure of hosting a very good friend who came to visit me here in Mysore. It’s the first time I’ve had a friend visit me at my “second home” and see what goes on in my Mysore world. I met Sanjani when I was living in Singapore in […]

MYSORE MEMORIES

Last weekend I went to the wedding party of the first person I met in Mysore. It was 2006 and I had travelled to Mysore in Southern India to study Ashtanga Yoga. Less than a year earlier was when I first heard about Mysore. I had been attending evening Ashtanga classes in Hong Kong and […]

REFLECTIONS ON YOGA AND TRAVEL

Six months and 15 countries later, I thought I would write a little summary of the simple yet valuable lessons learnt from continuing a daily practice of Ashtanga yoga while travelling. I realised as I wrote this that some of these things I already knew from my regular daily practice, but it’s always good to […]

BIKRAM IN BASEL

I have never had any inclination to try out Bikram yoga. I have quite enough sweat and heat going on in my Ashtanga practice without needing to heat the room to 42 degrees. I certainly never imagined that I would join a class in Basel, Switzerland, on only four hours sleep, after an overnight bus […]

A WEEK IN WARSAW

The irony of travel is that sometimes adopting the trappings of a “normal life” can feel like a holiday in itself. Great pleasure can be found in the routine, everyday activities of life which when you are on the road aren’t so routine and everyday anymore. We spent just over a week in Warsaw, seeing […]