Mysore Moments: Indian Chocolate and Caramel Yoga

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First off, I’ll offer a short apology for the long break in posts. It is really quite amazing how busy you can make yourself when you have nothing pressing to do, especially with a new puppy in the house. I … Continue reading

A Study is Born: The Ashtanga Yoga Research Project

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It really is incredible.  Mysore, and the time I have been given to immerse myself in yoga study.  The time on the mat, the time to sit quietly and the time to read, have opened the door to creativity.  Crazy, … Continue reading

The Idiom of Injury

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We’ve settled into a good routine here.  Simple cooking at home has been a life- saver, even if it does mean doing dishes in the bathroom.  Dale is a vegetarian 6 days a week with few complaints.  We save Fridays … Continue reading

Shala Time: Practice in Mysore

We arrived in Mysore a week before I was scheduled to start practice at S. K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute.  Little did I know that once you show up and register, you start the next morning.  I started four … Continue reading

Brain Chemistry: Serotonin and Sharks in Thailand

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This, my eighth (or ninth, I’ve lost count) trip to Koh Samui, Thailand, was by far the longest journey.  Flight 1 – Kingston to Toronto with a layover, Flight 2 – Toronto to Hong Kong with a layover, Flight 3 … Continue reading