Category Archives: 2010

Vedic Math and Other Ancient Indian Wisdom

On Monday our afternoon lecture was on Vedic Math.  An expert in this field of ancient science came to the ashram to give us a talk on how this Indian mathematics worked and illustrated for us the elegance and efficiency … Continue reading

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Neyyar Dam Wildlife Sanctuary

My 5th day at the ashram wasn’t spent at the ashram at all.  I opted to take a full day jungle trek into the Neyyar Dam Wildlife Sanctuary and up to a waterfall.  As usual the morning bells rang at … Continue reading

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Christmas in India

I was looking for an easy-going ashram experience to get my journey in India started and the Sivananda ashram’s Yoga Ayurveda Cultural Program (YACP) turned out to be exactly what the doctor ordered.  Many tell me that during regular times … Continue reading

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Up the Stairs, Into the Ashram

I’ve been at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwanthari Ashram in India for a week now. I’m finally feeling like myself again and comfortable with my surroundings.  I had one of the longest travel days so far on my trip getting … Continue reading

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Breakfast of champions

I learned how to prepare a proper tostada for breakfast in Seville.  Depending on your hunger level, you order a half or a whole toast.  You ask for some olive oil and tomato, and you receive a pot of olive … Continue reading

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The great tapas crawl of 2010: Seville

After having had great tapas everyday in Madrid, I wasn’t sure what to expect in Seville.  We had another very long travel day, this time from Marrakesh to Madrid to Seville (taxi, plane delays, bus, train, taxi) so we went … Continue reading

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The great tapas crawl of 2010: Madrid

We didn’t have the best weather in Madrid (very cold) or in Seville (rainy) so we focused our energies on the things we could do indoors, mainly eating.  Of course we had our share of visits to the Prado and … Continue reading

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