Monday, January 04, 2010




Mike said that I am being stingy with my pictures. The truth is that I haven’t taken all that many pictures. I am going to try harder. Mysore has changed so much since my first visit in November 2006. I have just this afternoon spotted some goats on the road. The changes are hard to capture with the camera.

I have been up since 1am. I am hoping that this jet-lag will pass soon. I feel if I were practicing at the shala it would have passed already. Registration begins on Wednesday and if my plane ticket weren’t significantly cheaper I would have waited a little longer to leave Providence. So, I am in Mysore practicing still alone, but it feels different somehow. First of all it’s hot. So I am sweating with practice for the first time since like October and then there is the Indian atmosphere, the smells and the sounds, the feel of bare feet on a marble floor. Mike says in social situations that he is, “the straw that stirs the drink.” I would call practice the pin, but really it is the straw that stirs the drink.

It is like a homecoming.

I have been doing a lot of reading and writing and walking. I have been looking at some blog posts on changes for the New Year. I was thinking about what I would like to change/bring into existence for this new decade and how I would frame these intentions. I think this will be a future blog…stay tuned...it will definitely have a yoga flavor.

Now for an afternoon chai!

3 comments:

jude said...

Jilly, the views of the sun shining brightly is beautiful. I could almost feel the heat. Soon you will be surrounded while practicing and hopefully that will be a special experience. Stay safe, healthy, happy. love you

Claudia said...

Beautiful pictures, and how lucky to be sweating during practice, must feel good...

Sara said...

I feel you with the strangeness. Have an enjoyable time in Mysore, I'm pulling for you!