In need of an expression

Days piled up on days like layers of pancake. The sky changing colour with seasons. Murky greys to bright blues. The warmth of oranges and reds and yellows. Sometimes purple too. I have spent almost an year with a friend, absorbing his vibes. Loads of unexplained whims, unlabelled equations and undefined feelings. Sometimes it feels…

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…

7 missed calls

1:00am. 7 missed calls. I saw it happening. The night sky almost made it impossible for me to rationalize. But wait! I shouldn’t be messing him up. I let the phone ring till it stopped. . . A peek into the past– At the studio door, when I was losing the battle…unable to take sides…

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,…