How practice transforms?

The simple act of rolling out your mat and standing on it, is the sole habit that you need to build. The rest follows on its own. Once the limbs start moving to accustomed counts, you are set to flow. Ashtanga builds itself upon you. Each body responds differently to it. Some will find it…

Acceptance

Almost gave up today! By the end of the 7am class, I had blurry eyes. 7am, 8am- in both the sessions, I was half present, counting 1 to 10 for each pose mechanically. Almost felt like running away!! ‘But this is your job, you have to hold yourself together for 3 more hours. Don’t make…

Today

“Say not, ‘I have found the truth’, but rather, ‘I have found a truth.’ ” – Khalil Gibran Today, I found out a truth. Today, I didn’t smile much. Today, I wanted everything to be like yesterday. ———————————– I lost balance in a pose. And while I was failing, a voice was uttering within. ‘Please…

Simple Living: For the goodness of it

‘Finding solace in being simple’- the only resolution that seemed sensible to make for the new year. On 31st December, I decided to go for a haircut 💇. ‘U-cut please’ , I said to the lady in the parlour. What was boring for the past twenty years, became the wisest choice now. I put on…

Camera Shy

Standing in front of the mirror, I do not pin-point flaws. Because if I start, I won’t finish finding them. The sense of beauty struck me quite late in life. I never understood what people meant when they said, ‘He/She is good-looking?’. What does good looks comprise of. Nice eyes, nice nose, lips, cheeks, forehead,…

Self Care in Ashtanga Yoga – The Castor Oil Bath

Yoga is a holistic practice. As much as it is about physical movements, it is strongly a mental process too. And Ashtanga Yoga (which comprises of eight limbs of yoga) is more on the brutal side initially (for beginners). Though Asana (the physical practice of postures) is only one of the eight limbs of Ashtanga,…