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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...

Nancy’s Day Two

So far the trip has been characterized by morning practice and napping. Practice is somehow more relaxed and a little more fluid than at home. Maybe there is less to think about during and after practice. So, all you think about is practice. Napping well is just that...

Aloha

Made it to Maui after a tense ordeal at SFO and a 2 hour plus delay while United replaced the A/C on the plane. The weather is fine. It rained steadily this morning, but the sky has cleared and the weather is warm and moist. Just what I was hoping for, something to...

And that was the week that was…

There are certain points in a person’s life that act as dividers between two stages, two eons.  I think that I will look back on the week of March 12, 2006 as one of those weeks.  Work and life came colliding together in a week of exhausting firsts and finals....

An Experiment

很久以前學了國語,但自從臺灣回到美國以來就沒有機會用。最近,要再來試驗一下,看看還記得多少。我學國語時,沒有電腦的漢字輸入方法。現在 就不一樣了。 假如貴讀者是漢語的native...