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India 2012

Lou’s blog posts from the 2012 trip to Pune.

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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The Iyengars!

My first few days of classes I watched how I kept saying this is different and this is different from the last time I was here. Comparing and creating that dual thinking that the Sutras keep giving us practices to … Read more

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Lost and Found: In India

It seems the rains arrived on the same day I did. The heavy rains make the world seem very small and yet I sit here on the stairwell of the house I am staying so I can find a WiFi … Read more

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Some things never change… maybe

Because of past trips to India, it is impossible for me not to compare other times and how it used to be. Now there are cars and more cars.  Tiny little cars, some made in Japan and TATA cars and … Read more

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Smells and Sounds of India

It is sunday and Kamal, the India women I share the second floor with says “holiday.” Some of us (other Americans)are getting together for dinner and cooking on my floor because I have a large kitchen,  which is actually Kamal’s … Read more

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Holiday in India

Today is Independence Day in India (from England) I did ask. It is also Sunday so things are a little quieter here. I am love the house I stay in here. This is the first time I am on the … Read more

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Blogging from India

Dear Friends, I have made some discoveries. It seems that the Internet places don’t have the same connections as ones people pay for in their homes. Like a Direct TV or Comcast. Well, I am using a computer in a … Read more

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The Rhythm of India: Slowing the Vrttis

India is the home of Krishna and Shiva and many other well known Hindu gods and warriors whose stories are known, told and lived by. India is the birthplace of Yoga, a comprehensive system of practices that give guidance on … Read more

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Overcoming Obstacles: A Dance With Ganesha

All of us have times in our lives that are more challenging than others. We know what it feels like to feel good, on top of things, and connected. And we all have experienced times of sadness, loss, fear and … Read more

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