How a normal Yoga class became a special one

“I’m not feeling so well today. Can you excuse me out of the class after 20min?” I sent the above message to my teacher a few minutes before our 60min Yoga class was about to begin. “Okay” she responded. Fast forward 60min, I was still on the mat saying the conclusion prayer, the Shanthi Mantra….

The power of prayer

My teacher starts our Yoga sessions with an invocation prayer and ends them with a peace prayer. The invocation prayer is “Yogena Cittasya Padena Vaacaam” The conclusion prayer is “Om Asato maa sad gamaya” — Invocation prayer Yogena Cittasya Padena Vaacaam | Malam Shariirasya Ca Vaidyakena || Yo[a-A]paakaro[a-U]ttamam Pravaram Muniinaam | Patan.jalim Praan.jalir-Aanato[a-A]smi || Meaning:…

“I don’t feel like it”

It’s been a while since I felt like this. A lack of purpose. A lack of enthusiasm. One of those “What is the meaning of life?” moments – when I just want to laze around in “contemplation” rather than execute what I’d planned to do. —- What should we do when we don’t “feel” like…

Perfect is the enemy of good..but..

You may have heard that saying. phone cases near mehandyhullen selber machentelefoonhoesjes met koord We tend to keep polishing our work endlessly as a way to delay sharing it with the outside world. The blog post draft never gets published. The website never goes live. The painting never sees the light of day. We don’t…

Respect

I had to let go of someone at work. While she wasn’t a full-time employee, it was still something that I didn’t enjoy doing at all. Only a week ago, I had shared the big picture of our business with her. And she was excited to be on this journey along with the rest of…

I’d arrived. Or had “we”?

I was elated. I’d just held the Kakasana for 5 seconds without falling.   There are a bunch of things going on during Kakasana: Core strength, Arm strength, Balance, and Breathing. I find it a ton of fun to practice and that feeling of “flying” – even if just for a few seconds – is…

I’m different

Find your own truth. Be the best version of yourself. Find your own voice. Be yourself. Each of the above statements makes a ton of sense. Each of us is unique. And what works for me may not work for you. But does that mean that we shouldn’t learn from others’ experiences? —- As much…

Writer’s block

That’s what I have right now. I’ve opened my laptop on schedule to write. And I have no idea what to write about. So, what should I do? Just give up and shut my laptop? Of course, not I can write about what to do when I have no ideas. Which is an idea in…

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