Saturday, August 23, 2008

One Week to My First Mysore Trip



One week to go!  It's finally dawning on me that I'll soon have to leave my comfort zone and see how I cope with 2 weeks as a yoga student in Mysore.  

Why Mysore?  To get an opportunity to see the man who started this system of yoga called Ashtanga Yoga.  (See www.kpjayi.org )  Shri K. Pattabhi Jois is now 93 years old and apparently still teaching.  Though I'm not learning from him, I'm going to spend 2 weeks learning from his daughter, Saraswathi.

My existing yoga practice comprise 3 times a week at classes that are scheduled either around 8 in the morning or in the evening around 6.  This trip to Mysore will mean a daily practice (albeit for only 2 weeks) and will start at 7.30am.  My intention is to try the yoga student life and this meant also being vegetarian.  Two weeks should be fine, right?  As the time draws nearer, panic and doubts are starting to sow their seeds.

This is also my first attempt at blogging.  Ha ha.  It's one of many firsts.  Hopefully this will be a transformative event ....

2 comments:

Edwin said...

Have a great trip mate, hope you won't be too spent at the end of the day for an update. Will check in to see how you're doing. More pics pls, don't spare us the dothi! BTW nice moves with the hypertext - impressive first attempt, but why the red dog avatar ? Later...

M_in_M said...

Thanks, Ed. Had to find an internet cafe, which I did. India is amazing - full of surprises and sights. I hope to take more pics to share ...