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Hong Kong Impressions

Well, I made it.  I have now been in Hong Kong for about 24 hours.  Long enough to have visited some old haunts – Mid-Levels, the Peak, Central – practiced yoga (at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental), and to have almost acclimated to the heat. Three...

Outta Here and Thanks

I have dreamed of doing this since I first read Alan Little’s journal of his trip to Mysore in 2001 (?, no time to check the reference now).  I had been practicing for about 6 months, it must have been summer of 2002. Tonight I will board a plane for Hong Kong...

Princess and the Pea

Once in a while, your health becomes one of those distractions to practice and the pursuit of all of the various disciplines that make up yoga practice.  It’s like the pea below the mattress, just there to test you. Right now, I am recovering from a summer cold...

Mysore Anxiety

Now that the clock is ticking on my trip to Mysore, I have a case of persistent anxiety about injury.  What if, what if, … I don’t have one of those perfect practices where everything is even and balanced and easy.  My legs turn out so far that I can stand...

Lifting the Haze

Hard to believe that I haven’t posted since the end of April, over a month.  I didn’t really expect my trip to Nancy’s in Maui to be a watershed, but I think it was. When I left, Saisha was still in the shala, Anne’s departure was still fresh,...

Breadcrumbs

I am a little superstitious.  I secretly check my horoscope and I am constantly reading signs into everything.  Breadcrumbs pointing to some future action or consequence. So over the last four weeks I had heard a snippet of an interview with a woman who had written a...