I've fallen behind in my updates. Let me see if I can re-create the last few days.
Sunday, I practiced @4:30 am. I like the led classes, but I won't be missing the un-yogi like push to get into the studio to get a spot. I would say that is my least favorite part of the whole trip.
Then I spent the rest of the day hanging around with Anna, my kiwi friend who was leaving that afternoon. She had not been well for a couple of days, but really rallied, we had a great breakfast at Santosha, and then I very open and emotional lunch. I really connected with that woman and look forward to seeing her again even though we live literally, on opposite sides of the world.
Monday Mysore practice, not much else until the evening. I went to a great meditation class. It was broken into 4 15 minute parts, first part breathing kumbakha and rechakha, second part, eyes open gazing at a candle flame, third part standing with eyes closed, maybe moving if it feels like something is coming up, fourth part, sitting, eyes closed, practicing being a witness. The first 3 parts had music with them so you knew when to move on to the next section. The last 15 minutes in silence. Amazing, I was so calm after that it was all I could do to eat dinner and go to bed. I went back the next night, and had a great meditation at the end, true moments of being the witness. I wasn't quite so tired afterward.
The meditation really affected my asana practice. I was so focused both mornings.
Wednesday morning practice, my last one of the trip. In a way, I'm ready to be done, I had a great practice though. Spent the morning after class getting ready to leave. Some shopping for my adventure within the adventure.
I have become so comfortable here, I feel like I'm leaving home again. I don't know what to expect. I'm heading to some beautiful beaches though, so I'm pretty excited.