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Diversity in the Teaching as Well as the Students

It is Tuesday morning and I just returned from a 7 am class with Prashant Iyengar, Mr. Iyengar’s son. Prashant is more the philosopher and talks the entire class about the culture of yoga and living and what yoga practice … Read more

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A Day in the Life of a Yoga Student in Pune

All is going well! The classes are great and it is interesting the diversity of students and where they come from. There are more and more Asians and a large group of students/teachers from Japan and they have their own … Read more

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Yo Ga Land

I am here, I made it! The homeland of Iyengar Yoga. Yesterday was my first day here, arriving at 2 in the morning and not much sleep until time for a 9:30 am women’s class with Sunita. When I first … Read more

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Happy to Be Here, Ready to Go

I am thinking about packing which in the past has been stressful because I always buy so much stuff I have to worry about weight coming home. This time I hope to leave a suitcase. I thought about what I … Read more

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Quiet in Pune

Pune is not quiet. It is me that is quieter and doing less. One of the real reasons for me to come to India is to slow down, do less, study, practice and get clarity about how I want my … Read more

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A Day of Saying Goodbye to Mr. Iyengar; Pune, India 2014

It is Wednesday August 20 and on arrival to the Institute for the Women’s class at 9 this morning there was immediate recognition that Mr. Iyengar had died. There were pairs of shoes coupled out to the street and people … Read more

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Hailing a Rick!

Today, Sunday, with no classes at the Institute, I headed out to a class with Gulnaz at her studio space. She teaches at the Institute and is a very good teacher. It was 9 am and I walked until I … Read more

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French Perfume

Yoga life in Pune is going very well. Sleeping is less an issue but I still would like a few more hours. The simplicity of my life probably doesn’t require as much sleep. This morning, Wednesday, Abijita Iyengar, taught the … Read more

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Monsoon August

It has been over a week of classes and getting into the rhythm of that schedule. And this schedule includes eating, bathing, washing clothes, shopping for the water and food to cook, note taking of classes taken and observed, some … Read more

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Iyengar Sitings

I have just finished Day 5 of being in Pune. So far it has been great and each day I am less tired from travel and time change. Jeanne Kennedy from Louisville, KY is sharing the upstairs at the Shahani’s … Read more

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Now the Practice of Yoga Begins 1.1

This title is the first sutra of the first chapter of the Yoga Sutras. Mr. Iyengar says “Yoga has to be practiced without distress, anxiety or fear, so that one can reach the zenith in yoga”. ┬áThis was certainly not … Read more

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Aligning with Good Will – 2013

It’s a new year and a time many of us evaluate ourselves and lives and want to do better for ourselves in some way. Align ourselves with positive behaviors and actions. In our yoga practice we learn the value of … Read more

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I Have To Talk About The Food #2

I little while ago, I left the Institute after Prashant’s class from 7 to 9, then practice time which is from 9 to 11:45. It is thinning out because people are leaving. Nice to have more space, but our little … Read more

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View Between Dog Pose Legs

The classes in August are crowded–like sardines- comes to mind, with the overlapping and ┬átouching in poses. It gives meaning to the expression “packed like sardines”. Today in Prashant’s class, he had us (50 or so) put ropes around the … Read more

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Sunday Morning

The cadence of this rain sounds settled in for the morning, if not the day. There has been less rain this monsoon season and the wells for drinking water are drying up. That is the word here. My suite mate, … Read more

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