Monthly Archives: March 2011

A little French town in India

Looking back, there are a great number of things I didn’t do in Chennai.  I never got a chance to go to the Theosohpical Society, the Krishnamurthi Center, Swami Vivekananda’s House, Marina Beach, or walk through Fort George.  I didn’t … Continue reading

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Goodbye Chennai, for now

Today was the last day at KYM.  All this week I was definitely feeling a bit sad about having to leave.  Our last class of the entire course was with Sri Desikachar and today we chanted “Lagunyasa.”  He drew a … Continue reading

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Ganesha with Mickey Mouse?

As I wrote last week I moved from a fancy service apartment to a decidedly less posh place for the last few weeks of my stay in Chennai.  At my previous apartment the sheets were plain white, as were pillowcases … Continue reading

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TKV Desikachar: A Tribute

I wanted to spend a quiet day at home on Saturday.  There was a full day seminar on yoga and diabetes at KYM that I had seriously thought about attending.  But after 5 weeks of continuous lectures and studying, I … Continue reading

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With friends from near and far at Ente Keralam

Tuesday night I went out to dinner with George and Sally, two wonderful friends from New York.  They were on holiday in Sri Lanka for three weeks and their return flight was connecting through Chennai, so we arranged to see … Continue reading

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Apartment hopping in Chennai

After four weeks in a fancy “foreigner friendly” service apartment, I moved to a more of an “Indian” apartment this weekend.  The move was for various reasons but the distance to the mandiram played a big part in my decision … Continue reading

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Antaranga Sadhana course at KYM

On Monday I started a two week course called “Antaranga Sadhana” at Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram.  The reason I came to Chennai was to immerse myself in an environment to learn more about yoga and to learn from the Krishnamacharya tradition.  … Continue reading

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