Here's a piece of a blog-entry: "Gratitude, Shmatitude", by jmlindy of Snide Reply. She's a mum, a teacher, and a writer, among other things. The post is a good read, and her blog a good one to bookmark. Check it out here: http://jlwrite.wordpress.com/2011/11/21/gratitude-schmatitude/ -------------------- One Christmas, my mother gave my siblings and me really nice … Continue reading “If you are happy, be happy. If you are angry, be angry.”
Raksha bandan – bond of protection
When I lived in Zambia my family celebrated Raksha Bandan, a North Indian festival that honours the love between sisters' and brothers'. It falls on a full moon in August every year. My parents, aunts and uncles took a day off work, we a day off school. We dressed in traditional Indian clothes and jewelery, … Continue reading Raksha bandan – bond of protection
With slight fever, a head ache, and general fatigue my first thought is "rest day". That is with respect to asana of course. A typical Ashtanga practice is out of the question the way I am feeling. My muscles and joints feel like they have sat through a ten-hour flight. It's a holiday weekend so … Continue reading Restorative day
Savasana aka corpse pose, final relaxation, or just "take rest" as Pattabhi Jois used to say, is usually practiced at the end of a yoga session. Lie on your back. Let your legs separate slightly and roll out. Keep your arms along your body with the palms facing up. Allow the floor to support your … Continue reading Savasana confessions
Me…start a blog?
Over the last two years my world has revolved around taking care of Leila and Rahul, my almost year-and-a-half twins. So to start a blog now, seems a bit strange. What could I possibly have to say? I don’t know which regimes are being toppled over, I haven’t seen photos of the effects of the … Continue reading Me…start a blog?