Category Archives: Yoga

December 13 – 17: Dr. Drama, More Panchakarma, and Old Monkeys

December 13, 2012: Dr. Drama The big drama of the day, of the week, and probably of the whole month here at AYV is that three out of the four doctors decided to quit and leave this morning.  My doctor, … Continue reading

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December 10, 11, 13: Two Not So Quiet Days

December 10, 2012: Where Did the Today Go? Today flew by in a flash.  I don’t know how it happened.  I made it to morning pooja at 5:30, yoga at 6:30, my hour-long walk at 8 all went as I … Continue reading

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B’shert, Happenstance, Ishvarapranidhana

I’m not sure whether it’s Buenos Aires or it’s me or it’s me in Buenos Aires.  But I’ve had a string of coincidences or happenstance recently.  Last year around this time I spent an unexpectedly fun day in Mysore, India … Continue reading

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Moonlight Yoga

Even with the best of intentions it’s not easy to keep up a regular yoga practice when you’re traveling.  I try to do something each day in my own way, whether it be a short asana practice in my apartment … Continue reading

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Ishvarapranidhana

Wikepedia states that “Ishvarapranidhana represents surrender to, and love for, the divinity within the individual in Hinduism and Yoga.”  One can interpret Ishvara as God but I’d like to think of it as the Universe, the Absolute, or the energy … Continue reading

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Sri Aurobindo and the Mother

While I was staying at the Aurovalley ashram near Rishikesh I read more about Sri Aurobindo and his philosophy.  This was written on April 11, 2011 Sri Aurobindo was born in Calcutta in 1872.  At the age of seven he … Continue reading

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Sunday at Aurovalley

This was written on April 10, 2011- It is a cloudy Sunday morning here at the Aurovalley ashram.  It feels like the clouds not only covered the sun but also brought a blanket of hush over the ashram grounds.  All … Continue reading

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