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India 2014

Lou’s blog posts from the 2014 trip to Pune.

Happy to Be Here, Ready to Go

I am thinking about packing which in the past has been stressful because I always buy so much stuff I have to worry about weight coming home. This time I hope to leave a suitcase. I thought about what I … Read more

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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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