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Quiet in Pune

Pune is not quiet. It is me that is quieter and doing less. One of the real reasons for me to come to India is to slow down, do less, study, practice and get clarity about how I want my … Read more

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A Day of Saying Goodbye to Mr. Iyengar; Pune, India 2014

It is Wednesday August 20 and on arrival to the Institute for the Women’s class at 9 this morning there was immediate recognition that Mr. Iyengar had died. There were pairs of shoes coupled out to the street and people … Read more

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Hailing a Rick!

Today, Sunday, with no classes at the Institute, I headed out to a class with Gulnaz at her studio space. She teaches at the Institute and is a very good teacher. It was 9 am and I walked until I … Read more

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French Perfume

Yoga life in Pune is going very well. Sleeping is less an issue but I still would like a few more hours. The simplicity of my life probably doesn’t require as much sleep. This morning, Wednesday, Abijita Iyengar, taught the … Read more

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Monsoon August

It has been over a week of classes and getting into the rhythm of that schedule. And this schedule includes eating, bathing, washing clothes, shopping for the water and food to cook, note taking of classes taken and observed, some … Read more

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Iyengar Sitings

I have just finished Day 5 of being in Pune. So far it has been great and each day I am less tired from travel and time change. Jeanne Kennedy from Louisville, KY is sharing the upstairs at the Shahani’s … Read more

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Now the Practice of Yoga Begins 1.1

This title is the first sutra of the first chapter of the Yoga Sutras. Mr. Iyengar says “Yoga has to be practiced without distress, anxiety or fear, so that one can reach the zenith in yoga”.  This was certainly not … Read more

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Aligning with Good Will – 2013

It’s a new year and a time many of us evaluate ourselves and lives and want to do better for ourselves in some way. Align ourselves with positive behaviors and actions. In our yoga practice we learn the value of … Read more

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I Have To Talk About The Food #2

I little while ago, I left the Institute after Prashant’s class from 7 to 9, then practice time which is from 9 to 11:45. It is thinning out because people are leaving. Nice to have more space, but our little … Read more

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View Between Dog Pose Legs

The classes in August are crowded–like sardines- comes to mind, with the overlapping and  touching in poses. It gives meaning to the expression “packed like sardines”. Today in Prashant’s class, he had us (50 or so) put ropes around the … Read more

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Sunday Morning

The cadence of this rain sounds settled in for the morning, if not the day. There has been less rain this monsoon season and the wells for drinking water are drying up. That is the word here. My suite mate, … Read more

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Independence Day In India-Wednesday August 15th

Today is Independence Day and there are no classes at the Institute. One of the teachers at the Institute, Gulnaz, offered 9 of us to take a morning class at her studio. We met in front of Pune Central which … Read more

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I Have To Talk About The Food

Today, Saturday, after Geeta’s women’s class, I walked to the vegetable and fruit stands not too far from my home here.  There are small carts of fruits and vegetables at most turn arounds or neighborhoods, but there is a larger … Read more

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The Iyengars!

One of the first things I noticed being at the Institue was Mr. Iyengar was in his usual  spot during the practice sessions 9-12 a.m. most days. This being back near the prop room with the trestle in front and … Read more

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Chop Wood, Carry Water

It is Sunday evening and I just left the third floor, my floor, to use my computer. Outside one of the bedrooms there is a tiled roof that is open and nice to sit on if not raining. Today there … Read more

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