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BKS Iyengar -What a remarkable man.

Sad to hear the news of BKS Iyengar passing on to the next life
What a truly remarkable man who studied and shared his knowledge of yoga to millions of people.
His books have certainly influenced me-his dedication and wisdom stayed with him to the end. His mark on the world saw him nominated for the Noble Prize for peace.....lets hope we see more yogis follow in his "giant"  footsteps.

Western Ghats India

Here are are few photos from my trip to the Western Ghats. Beautiful Indian country side (after being in the city for quite some time). Elephants, waterfalls, coffee plantations and national parks...









































Life in Mysore: not a yoga student or palace in sight

Some of  my favourite photos of life in Mysore, India

















If you're plastic, don't walk here... India

My week in Mysore

I have been here in Mysore at KPJAYI for 9 days now. This is my 3rd trip to Mysore and thus far my most introspective. The shala is VERY busy but the energy is quite calm. There are lots of students waiting in the lobby area to be called to practise in the morning, again a very calm and civil bunch of yoga students (or perhaps I am more calm and civil :-)).

Time is a funny thing here. No-one seems to stick to it. The cleaner said "I will come at 11am on Friday" she came at 1pm on Saturday. The man who fixed the internet problem said "Madam, I will come at 7.15pm on Friday"; he showed up at 10.15 on Saturday (at least the quarter past the hour was consistent in his case). Time goes really fast or incredibly slow; it can sometimes feel like a twilight zone.

Sharath is on excellent form; smiley and happy and moving around the shala in his usual nimble way. His mother Saraswarti no longer assists him in the main shala (although she still teaches in her own shala). I&#…

Digital Drishti, Mysore, India

Lovely video clip by these yogis in production. Saw a number of familiar faces from this years trip to Mysore in here :-)

Mysore, Sharath Jois & me....

There is so much to talk about about my recent trip to Mysore- but as I am still tying to assimilate the experience, I think a photo is the way to go.This photo was taken at the end of my last conference day-I dug up the courage to ask Sharath a question ( anyone who has been to his conferences will know its a teeny bit scary :-))...again I may share this and the response in another posting. I will say that Sharath is a kind and gentle man- who has truly given his life over to sharing Ashtanga yoga

YOGA STOPS TRAFFICK

Wherever you are in the world, get ready to roll your mats out on 9th March 2013for YOGA STOPS TRAFFICK, a worldwide yoga event to raise awareness about human trafficking. Last yearYSTbrought together 3,000 people in 38 countries, 95 yoga studios, parks, homes, beaches and mountaintops around the world. With your help we raised over £30,000 for Indian organization Odanadi Seva Trust, to give survivors of human trafficking the chance of a better future. Following on from the huge success of last year, we ask you to join us once again to take a stand against human trafficking: all you need is your yoga mat! Discover how you can get involved, and about the incredible work being done by Odanadi. To find out here how the money raised from Yoga Stops Traffick will be spent visit www.odanadi-uk.org or to find out how to make a donation. Please go to the website above to join in. If your currently in Mysore India the event will take place at the Mysore Palace: contact isabellanitschke.com for …

Pimp my rickshaw

Well, I have been in many rickshaws; some plush, some not so plush. Here are a couple of varying rides...


This is the Rolls Royce of rickshaws



This one has taken the toilet mat for the front seat look (homely)

This one has gone for the Hawaiian adorned goddess look

This one has a very dodgy looking rickshaw driver... Give it a miss.