Alex: Tracing the Source
|We are all students of life and Yoga puts us in contact with who we truly are - beyond our wildest imagination, expectations and fears - and hopefully instils an integration of something that is uncluttered by our conditioning, something that is real at all times. But we live in a world of ups and downs, time and space, name and form so any definition we give to Yoga will naturally be coloured by our environment, exposure and context. I feel grateful to Pure Yoga for the invitation to join their Teaching Faculty. But I'm first and foremost a student of Yoga who lives nine months of the year in Mysore, India where I study Sanskrit and Yoga, and where the legendary T. Krisnamacharya began to teach Pattabhi Jois, BKS Iyengar, Indra Devi etc. |
All of these blogs may be personal reflections, wild ramblings and fancy, but they will also give an account of interviews with other Yoga teachers, as well as common practitioners and seekers of Yoga. Yoga displays a great diversity all over the world, but hopefully in our shared efforts to articulate it, maybe we can all become a little wiser to what the great heritage of Yoga truly has to offer us?
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|14.04.08 Hong Kong Two Pokey Toes|
|Just when you thought life was sorted, unexpected circumstances always present themselves play with our mind and ask: "So you thought you were grounded? You thought you had it all figured out? Then please deal with this and let me know how you feel"? And whether we scream or shout, kick or curse and pretend to be annoyed with what is happening life always has a funny way of getting the last laugh when it comes to knowing: "who's really in control of this so-called life that is unfolding?|
But ok, unless we act and do our best to be in full control and take the utmost responsibilities for what we've been given, very little is actually every going to come our way, but when life happens, as it unfolds so to speak, if we're so caught up in having it our ways rather than gel with the harmony of what is we're causing serious disruptor to whatever symphony that is unfolding.
Unfortunately dear Magnolia, the new Mysore Style teacher at the Centrium, who's taking over after Andrea's heroic steady work for 10 weeks, was hit by a bus yesterday while riding on the back of a bike. Thank God it was not serious, but she broke a toe and had quite a bit of skin removed on another one. The doctor has ordered her to keep still for three weeks and she's still in hospital undergoing some treatment for the foot and being under observation. So if you want to go and cheer her up. She's at Queens Mary hospital, The E-Ward, 4th floor and visiting hours are 5.30 - 7.30pm. She's in the orthopedic ward and you can't miss her, cause her laughter chuckles through the corridors and even the woman opposite her, who supposedly fell out of a head stand, during a Yoga class at a yoga center we are not suppose to mention, is giggling like anything and says with ease that once she can walk again she will change her membership and come and hang out with the teacher and all of the members of the supporting family coming to see her. Ok it's quite a scene in the hospital already so please come at the given visiting hours in order not to rub the nurses any further with anti-yoga propaganda.
Magnolia is a trooper for sure and will be pulling through in no time, but as we all know Hong Kong can be quite intense so she probably deserved another few weeks to settle in properly before she finally shakties up the energy at the Centrium studio every morning. As far as her substitute is concerned, I arrived here in HK last night and was suppose to leave for India tomorrow, but will certainly be staying around for at least three weeks until our new Mysore teacher heals properly and can give us all the juice that she's got.
Little do we know of what's unfolding, but I certainly know, we appreciate Magnolia, so let her heal and become well soon.
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