I was sitting in the hotel Ishan restaurant, doing everything I could to coax a video to upload for the yoga membership with sporadic internet that is going on right now everywhere in our neighborhood. I was feeling very much a kind of futility that went past my inability to provide materials to my members to due internet fall out. I was feeling like I'm not doing anything here. Purposeless. Aside from the fun of making yoga videos and interviewing yoga masters for my website
Whenever the internet goes out, it's actually a bit relaxing.
It's a chance to get offline and go out and experience the world as it was in the "old days". Hahaha. This morning I went for a long walk up the Ganges on the other side of the river.
It's more natural over there, quieter, less traffic. The morning is the optimal time, because no one has woken up yet. Stores are closed.
Things are quiet.
The wind blows pure prana down from the Himalayas.
Ok, I leave, now, all my whining about the cold at night and move on to something waaaay more interesting and a big important part of life here (or life ANYWHERE, if you are me, heehee)...
FOOD! Before... After..... So, without a doubt, hands down, the food here is AMAZING!
Especially the food made here at home. Everyone in the family can cook. Of course Ritu and mom, but also the boys, Nakul and
The information contained in this post is essential information you will need should you find yourself needing a bath in Northern India in the winter. Showering or bathing in northern India in winter without heat is an accomplishment. This deserves its own post because it is one of the most challenging things to do in the winter time. They say it's "having a bath", here, but it is not a bath, bath by Canadian standards. You have a choice of a shower head with but a trickle co
Waking up this morning. Brrrr. We've been here 6 days. Mornings are still FREEZING! Not used to it, still. I'm thinking about the warmth of Thailand coming up, hot sun, warm water, two weeks away ....
Its a daydream still of yet as I huddle in my woolies here. The sun is out though. Which means today we can do laundry and I can wash my hair. Doing either of these things in the rain of the past 3 days would have been completely useless. Laundry would not dry and wet hair in t
This trip is a process of remembering. I had forgotten what it is like to warm yourself in the morning by doing the yoga equivalent of jumping jacks. Imagine waking up in your house and the inside temperature is about plus ten. How many layers of socks, pants, sweaters, scarves and hats do you have to put on to stay warm? Now start doing your morning yoga practice in that. You NEED your socks, hat and scarf when you begin. Your goal is to raise your body temperature. Soon the
Having to remember... how to have baths from a bucket, remembering washing clothes by hand. Remembering how to live simply again. It has been quite an adjustment. Today I am feeling it. I have only had two sleeps so far here at my in laws home in Rishikesh (Laxman Jhula)
It has taken me two days for my feet to land under me in Northern India. A short, loving, gentle yoga stretch helped alot today.
I love how much it helps me. I want to write about my experience this time b
It will be my first time back since 2014.
A LOT changes in 5 years. I am traveling with my mom and Nakul, my husband. To be honest, he and I STILL cannot get used to those words: husband and wife, even though we have been married for 7 years. I think since neither of us actually wanted to ever get married to anyone, ever, the words husband and wife sound strange on our tongues. Don't get me wrong, we love being together, but marriage was only a thing that we agreed to so tha