Saturday, January 23, 2010

Week #3

(11) 3:30 am wake up calls
(24) drop backs
(10) Short Stories read
(18) Yoga Sutra’s burned into memory
(8) 2+ hour long sessions with Jayashree and Narasimha
(2) full days with no Indian food consumed
(1) new pose added to practice Lagu Vajrasana

I think it takes two weeks before this whole thing starts to some together. Most things are better, very important things like sleep, and practice, and overall routine. Some things for me have been a little unsettled…my stomach mostly. I am so excited to return to teaching. My big intention or New Year’s resolution (what ever you want to call it) is to teach more. After nearly 10 years of teaching, I thought that what I wanted was to take a break from all that, but what I feel now is that I wanted to change and sometimes you need to break away to give yourself the space to change. It is funny this feeling I am experiencing it directly but I don’t think I can express it.

This I can express…please join me


Kiri said...

I hope your stomach is all better! We (= J, J, P, and I) have been practicing together at my house at least two mornings a week for the whole break. I wish I had pictures of P doing backbends with her 37-week belly. Pretty awesome. Have a great rest-of-Mysore! We will be excited to have you back in PVD.

Jill Manning said...


I am so happy to hear from you and that practice is coming..I read a story that made me think of you the other day it is called Modulation, by Richard Powers. I can't wait to get back to teaching...and please spread the word.


Drywall Diva said...

hi jill
just want to thank you for taking the time to chronicle your journey (inside/outside) whilst in mysore. please continue teaching.
you are the first teacher who actually SPOKE to me: i can still hear your voice in my head sometimes/lots as i fall into silent, inner self-criticism over a poorly executed asana, you tell me: it's the intention that matters.
although, i am by no means the best of yogiStudents (i have no excuse for being pulled in many directions by other endeavors like cycling and powerlifting), but i do consider myself your student. you are always respectful of your students, their persons and their time; you answer questions patiently; you never judge; you are available. not all teachers i've met are like that, so thank you.

also, you may be unaware of what an accomplished photographer you are. your eye for composition and color is intuitive and right. thank you for posting your photos as well.

your blog posts are jewels.