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

Rise and Shrine

As I begin to put pen to paper I am seated across from a swami at a cafe table in Thiruvannamalai, India. It’s very warm but the kiss of palm fronds against one another let me know a breeze is coming. The afternoon is relaxing and glorious. This morning we were up at 4:30 to … More Rise and Shrine

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

Gus the Magic Bear

Salt Springs, FL: Deep in the Ocala National Forest. Sort of – on a main road in the middle of nowhere. Same same. The short version for those interested more in facts than insights: Bear walks across the road, sits in the forest. I drive by, take his picture. The end. Oh, and I name … More Gus the Magic Bear