Thursday, March 03, 2011
Sunrise, sunset, and something in between
I am very fortunate in that my friend Rachel found me a clean and safe place to stay here that is right next to a park! We are facing east, so I see some cool sunrises on my way to practice.
I completed my 3rd week of practice yesterday and I am feeling pretty good. On Rachel's advice I started keeping a practice journal, which I plan to continue when I return home. Currently I am working on binding in Supta Kurmasana ("sleeping tortoise") and coming up to standing from Urdva Dhanarasana ("backbends"). Sometimes two assistants help me with Supta so I have a bit of a ways to go!
Yesterday I received an ayurvedic massasge from Three Sisters. It was the oddest and coolest massage I have ever had! Harini and her sister hang on ropes while they massage your body with their feet. I definitely felt relaxed afterwards and slept like a baby last night, so I think it did me good. Next time I am going for the castor oil treatment. I will keep you posted on how it goes.
So life is definitely at a slower pace here. I am trying to embrace just "being" and not "doing" all the time.