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New Mysore Blog

Bloggers currently blogging from Mysore, India:

Martina 2011
http://martina2011india.blogspot.com/

Yoga by Emma
http://emmaoneillyoga.blogspot.com

Jill Manning
http://jillmanning.blogspot.com

Dorion Davis
http://www.doriondavis.com

Jen Goes to India
http://jengoestoindia.blogspot.com
David Robson:  Toronto Body Mind
http://torontobodymind.ca

Miss Stan
http://www.missstan.com

The Unruly Ascetic
http://unrulyascetic.blogspot.com

Kino MacGregor
http://kinoyoga.com

Puro Yoga
http://www.puroyoga.no

Open Your Feet
http://openyourfeet.tumblr.com
http://kameezyrider.com/

We Blog the World
http://www.weblogtheworld.com/countries/eastern-asia

Inside Owl
http://www.insideowl.com

David Garrigues
http://ashtangadavidgarrigues.blogspot.com
http://davidgarrigues.com/blog/

Jenny in India
http://jennyinindia.wordpress.com

Archives
My Yoga Journey
http://deniseyogajourney.blogspot.com

Realizing Mysore
http://realizingmysore.blogspot.com/

Ashtanga Journal
http://ashtangajournal.blogspot.com/

India Outside my Window
http://www.indiaoutsidemywindow.com

Bite Size Yoga
http://www.bitesizeyoga.com

Unfold Your Own Myth
http://angeliqueyoga.blogspot.com/

LI Ash Goes to Mysore
http://liashgoestomysore.wordpress.com

Skippetty Street
http://skippettystreet.blogspot.com

Earth Yogi
http://earthyogi.blogspot.com

Peace Love Yoga
http://peaceloveyoga.blogspot.com

From the Heart of Me
http://fromtheheartofme.blogspot.com

Tanja Bungardt
http://www.tanjabungardt.com

Lou Lou Loves Books
http://louloulovesbooks.blogspot.com/

Cranky Goes to Mysore
http://crankygoestomysore.blogspot.com

Sabblogtical
http://sabblogtical.blogspot.com

Om! This is Sanskrit

Practical Sanskrit

I am thrilled to have been introduced to a blog called Practical Sanskrit, and I want to recommend it to all of you Indian culture maniacs!

Saraswathi, the goddess of wisdom and learningIt’s a great resource, useful and entertaining. The author seems to have both a vast knowledge, the willingness, and the ability to convey it in a simple way. The articles are intelligent and fun, leaving us with some golden drops of wisdom in each post.

Beautiful shlokas are carefully dissected and explained, always relevant and fascinating. The author uses a very simple version of the Sanskrit transliteration that I’m totally in ❤ with. The whole thing is very well structured and they actively encourage reader participation.

This is love of knowledge… Thanks for sharing it with us, keep it up! ॐ

Live from India (mysore blogs, gettem while they’re hot)

Finding the Strawberry:

Tales of an ashtanga midwife-to-be

…There is a lot that I never imagined possible that has happened on this trip. Unfortunately, I dont think that it would all translate in a blog. I have had numerous “ah-ha” moments and really grown in both my practice and in my spirit...

A Second Dose of Ashtanga from Mysore

…So, here I am, milling around waiting to wander down to the shala to do the only part of the Mysore routine that I really, really don’t like doing. For a led class, it’s prudent to arrive very early, at least 45 minutes, and wait on the steps with all the other people in your group. This pretty much assures you of a reasonable space i.e. not on the stage or, God help me, in the washroom as happened last year…

Queen of the East Village:

My home town is calling me back

…Ya, ya… not five minutes after I’d gotten under the net & into bed last night, at 8pm, the power went. Fuck YOU Mysore! I said. I got up & lit a candle & incense. For some reason, I always do this when the power goes at night. You’ve gotta take periodic cold showers too and readjust the pony tail to top of, rather than back of, head…


Insideowl

…Depth at the expense of complexity? I dunno. But my friends the hashtangis are a warning to me: empty mind not same as quiet mind.

The last few days I have fumbled around for the off switch and found it, gotten back in to work. It seems my subconscious is willing to get behind that decision, more or less. That said, I love a little steam of devotional babble. Maybe there is something to the notion of praying without ceasing…

Ashtanga Journal

…he said “you come to Intermediate led class this week”! I could not believe my ears, I was so excited and this was so unexpected! After Chakra Bandhasana and a squash, I grabbed my mats and walked to the changing room for finishing postures…. After doing the finishing postures, resting and sitting for a while, I was already doubting myself, “did i hear correctly, did he really say that, did he really mean that I come to Sunday intermediate led?”…

Blogs: Currently in Mysore

Read ’em while they’re fresh!  Armchair traveling?  Check out these blogs authored by people currently studying in Mysore, India at the KPJAYI.

Insideowl
Sup, India
Mysore Life

Blog of the Day: Living Breathing Yoga

posted by ebeans

“Wandering yogis” Jeff and Harmony Lichty don’t often post, but when they do, it is worth the read.  Going with the theory that quality is more important than quantity, each post at Living Breathing Yoga is a well though out article on various topics relating to practice.  Yes, they are Ashtanga teachers and practitioners, but the ideas they discuss can be applied to any practice.

From “The Spirit of the Practice”

…It is easy for our yoga practice to become some habitual activity that we get up and just fall into each morning instead of a tool for spiritual growth. The question we must ask ourselves is how can we tell if our practice has become some kind of habitual ritualized routine rather then a spiritual discipline, and how do we find the original inspiration for our practice if we feel it has been lost? read more

Notable Blogs of the Day: Travel

Posted by ebeans

It is rare to find yourself in the thick of a yoga blog.  The more you search, the more you find interesting blogs that once were.  Be sure to check out these blogs while you can still read them “fresh off the press”.

  • YJ Cambodia Yoga Challenge
    From Notes from the dump

    From "Notes from the dump"

    About: “The Seva Challenge is about taking a small group of leaders and setting a significant fundraising goal for each person who comes on the trip. Through the funds raised, we will be able to leave Cambodia knowing we have made a difference…” read more
    Who: Seva Challenge participants

  • Om Factory on the Road
    From Were working on the picture album...

    From "We're working on the picture album..."

    About:  “Watch out! Twelve Om Factory yogis are about to storm Southeast India under the auspicious guidance of Lord Murugan. In two days we kiss ice storms goodbye and summer saris hello…”  read more
    Who: Retreat participants (Katie Clancy with FaraMarz, Amanda Wentworth, Kristin Sullivan, Alex*, Deborah Shapiro, Jennifer Seymour, Carey Urban, David Regan, Kara Bingham, Denise Fahmie, and Karen Fuchs)

    *Name changed by request.

Read this blog: 100 Days in India

Posted by ebean

Photo from 100 Days in Indias post Cultural Program

Photo from 100 Days in India's post "Cultural Program"


We’ve gleaned that someone (Bobby?) is traveling around India for 100 days (or at least that’s what the many pictures and title imply).  Amazing pictures of India.

100 Days in India