Today we took a field trip to visit Gandhis temple.
This is the view from the roof top, Here is where I hide out to do yoga so that I can focus. I am working on memorizing the names of the Astanga Yoga posture pattern and Sanskrit names of the postures (asans) along with benefits for the body. The asans include: Tadasan Trikonasan Suryanamaskar (SunContinue reading “Roof Top Yoga”
Lord Shiva is the God of Destruction. You pray to Shiva for good life and health.
Every morning my roommate Shaishav gets up at 4:00 am to begin his prayers on his bed. He embodies yoga so much that instead of talking in his sleep he occasionally om’s in his sleep. In my sleep this makes me think I’m running late to class. There is only one key per room. SoContinue reading “My Roommate”
After a week of sitting cross legged many of us are getting extremely sore in the legs and the back. After hours and hours the pain is really challenging. the muscles that run up and down along my shins sometimes get hot from being stretched for so long in cross legged posture. My feet noContinue reading “Sitting Cross Legged”
Tonight Ronak and I took a ride on his motorcycle through Ahmedabad to go shopping. It appears that there are no laws for driving here. Ronak says there are only laws if something goes wrong. This became obvious as we suddenly were heading down the street going the wrong way with traffic coming at us.Continue reading “Motorcycle”
The dining hall is where we take Breakfast, Lunch, Tea and Dinner. The food is made my a family that lives here at the Ashram. The first thing you do is wash your hands in the outdoor sink. Then we line up to get food at the counter. We each take turns volunteering to serveContinue reading “Meals at the Ashram”
This Temple is directly above the field where we do yoga each evening. It is the largest of the three temples located at the Ashram. It is really beautiful and peaceful being inside. While we are doing yoga you can hear the chanting and prayers gently coming from the Temple. People come all day longContinue reading “Temple of Lakshmi”
“If you do all things with 100 percent focus you are in the state of yoga. It does not matter what you are doing whether you are practicing yoga movements or driving a car or anything. You are in a yoga state.” “The difference between a Yogi and someone who does not practice yoga isContinue reading “State of a yogi”
Ankit who stays in the room next door is playing his flute while we are taking a break between classes. It fills up the entire floor of the building with the most amazing sound I have heard. Now if I only loved Celine Dion I would be all set. I have had the flute versionContinue reading “Flute Playing”