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  • Yoga

    The Diwali Detox – What I Do

    I’m not one for crash dieting or diet fads.  And the buzzword right now is ‘post Diwali detox’.  Everyone is on one.  Except for those who are actually healthy. Fasting-feasting and binge eating does…

    October 23, 2017
  • Yoga

    Yoga is a light…A Yogi’s Diwali

    From ignorance, lead me to truth; From darkness, lead me to light; From death, lead me to immortality Om peace, peace, peace I learned the above shloka in the year 2009 when I went…

    October 19, 2017
  • Travel Yoga

    Dhanteras – Relevant to a Yogi

    A few years ago I spent three days in the Sivananda Ashram near Neyyar Dam (Kerala).  I found out later that the ashram is called ‘Dhanwantri’ Ashram.  And in passing someone told me Dhanwantri…

    October 17, 2017
  • Travel Yoga

    Dengue Fever – My Story

    I was supposed to come to Delhi on the 18th of this month and leave on the 21st. Since I took two months off from teaching to study in Pune, I felt I should…

    October 15, 2017
  • Yoga

    What Pune’s Weather Taught Me

      Until today I had been lucky to avoid getting drenched in Pune’s sudden downpours.  Today I went out for lunch with another and on our walk home the pleasant drizzle steadily and surely…

    September 15, 2017
  • Yoga

    Finally some progress…

    Our goals form the blue print for our lives.  As kids we think of  growing up and becoming so and so.  Once we become so and so our goals change to the kind of…

    September 11, 2017
  • Yoga

    A New Vrkshasana

    I love the basics.  Even though advanced yoga poses can be exciting, there is still something lovely about the simplicity of the basics.  Basic asanas are like the comfort food of yoga. My schedule…

    September 6, 2017
  • Travel Yoga

    A Day Trip to Kaivalyadham

    A couple of days ago I decided to visit Kaivalyadham.  I first heard about the institute when I started to explore yoga courses.  This was many years ago and at the time Kaivalyadham seemed…

    September 2, 2017
  • Yoga

    Paying Homage

    Last Sunday was BKS Iyengar’s punyatithi (death anniversary).  There was a function organised by the institute in which Abhijata spoke. When I got to the institute (half an hour early), it was buzzing with…

    August 24, 2017
  • Yoga

    Notes From Pranayama Class

    A valuable addition to my schedule this year are the Pranayama classes.  To the masses Pranayama consists of vigorous breathing patterns to be done for 10 minutes daily and designed to keep your skin…

    August 17, 2017