Life, Love, Yoga

Mirror in the Sky

“Oh mirror In the sky, what is love? Can the child within my heart rise above? Can I sail through the changing ocean tides? Can I handle the seasons of my life? ” I love this song by Fleetwood Mac; probably one of my all time favorites. There is also a version by The Smashing… Read More Mirror in the Sky

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Mysore Madness

Still soaking up my recent trip to India. I have been meaning to write this post for some time but I wasn’t ready. On the previous days before leaving on my trip my mind was already connected to India…..Practice was full of doubts and fear as my right shoulder had been giving me trouble for… Read More Mysore Madness

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Mysore Blues

It has been a little over one month since my return from India and England. When I got home to Costa Rica it felt like I had been away for so long; yet it was only 6 weeks. As the plane started descending towards the airport and I saw the familiar lights of my town… Read More Mysore Blues

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Tears of Joy

  Two days left for my monthly practice in Mysore. Monday and Tuesday and that was it. Thursday I was flying out to London to a 5C weather while I was soaking in sweat here in Gokulam at a 35C temperature. A sense of nostalgia overwhelms me already as I walk to the Shala on… Read More Tears of Joy

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The Green Mile

The Green mile is the short “mile” that a prisoner walks before he is executed on prison grounds by the force of the law……… Time goes by here in Mysore and my days have become a mix of getting ready for practice, go to the Shala, sweat, cry, have super weird dreams every night, drink… Read More The Green Mile

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“You Stop!!!”

India welcomed me with one of the craziest car rides I’ve taken in my life after been traveling in planes for more than 24 hours. I left Costa Rica on a saturday afternoon and arrived to Bangalore monday morning. It was too much for my body and my first evening in Mysore caught me throwing… Read More “You Stop!!!”

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My fear is my only courage

I just realized today is January 05th. A month from today, on February 05th, I will start my yoga practice in Mysore with “The Boss”. And I am scared as shit. We refer to him as the boss, because R. Sharath Jois currently holds the lineage of the Ashtanga tradition. His grandfather, Sri K Pattabhi Jois,… Read More My fear is my only courage

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Mysore Magic

Trying to give out a rational explanation of what happens to you when you start practicing Ashtanga yoga is impossible.. My first Mysore (The Mysore style of yoga asana practice is a particular way of teaching yoga within the Ashtanga yoga tradition as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in the southern Indian city of… Read More Mysore Magic

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Countdown has started

I think my journey to India started many lives ago…..I know it sounds like a cliché, but been a world traveler, India was never on my list. Never in a million years I would’ve think of making a trip to India. I decided to write this blog as an attempt to piece together the puzzle.… Read More Countdown has started