Blessings Abound

Day Ten: We started our day with meditation at Purer Temple at 6 am. The significance of this temple is its connection to Swami Satchidananda. This was his temple. On the way there Swami Divyananda shares a little about the temple, emphasizing that it is small and not nearly as grand as some of the … More Blessings Abound

Minding the Mind

Day Eight: Travel day. Today we will take a bus to the airport, board a plane and end up in Coimbatore. Before the travel we must first meditate and do our asana practice. I suck at meditating. There, I said it. I cannot use my mind to quiet my mind. That’s like asking a five … More Minding the Mind

Maps, schmaps

Day Seven: Pondicherry. Starting your day with yoga on the rooftop of a beach resort has got to lead to only good things. Or at the very least, a good attitude. Our first stop today is the home and ashram of Sri Aurobindo. There are no photos allowed anywhere so I am careful to note … More Maps, schmaps

From Here to There

Day four: travel day. The interesting thing about travel within India is the concept if time and its elasticity. Within each city, travel time is usually accurate. Rickshaw and taxi drivers will do anything in their power to get you to your destination in the time they have estimated. Since there seem to be no … More From Here to There

Sacred Sites

Day Three: Chennai. If yesterday was about shopping and education, today is about peace. After a mostly sleepless night we awake at 5:30 for a full yoga class and meditation. Even though we’d both rather sleep we cannot deny the amazingly positive effect yoga has on our fatigue and overall outlook. Not to mention our … More Sacred Sites

Nice to Meet You

Chennai: Day Two. India always smells like its a little bit on fire. Despite that it takes almost no time for me to feel comfortable and grounded here. A nice brief yoga and meditation this morning was exactly what we needed. Back in our room I decide to test the limits of our electrical converter … More Nice to Meet You