Sunday, March 23, 2008

Being With Yoga

Hey There.
So I just spent 2 hours creating my first post... and lost it. Now I am letting it go through gritting teeth... teeming with amazement at the way things are. I can't help laughing at myself. Here goes a somewhat anticlimactic effort.
This is the beginning of documenting my life as a yogini and an instructor of yoga (although this terminology I always find flawed, I like to view it more as an exchange).
I have never kept a journal, taken photographs or held on too tightly to the past. My nature has been to forge through life with the desire for novel experiences and the present moment. Being with yoga for 7 years now has taught me that life is a delicate balancing act, and a new experience that I would like to have is documenting the inspiration that passes through me to others. Some things are worth hanging on to, this is for friends and family old and new. Make me a conduit!

After just returning from a 3 month trip, the bulk of it being in India, my eyes feel big and open.
I studied with Sharath Rangaswamy at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute, Narasimhan and Jayashree for chanting, meditation and Eastern Philoshophy, Ashtanga with Rolf and Marci Naujokat, and spent a 8 blissful bouldering days in Hampi.
For anyone who is aspiring to travel to South India for Ashtanga Yoga email me at with any questions and I will do my best.

After all this getting up at 4 am and sitting still and sweating and backbending, my body hasn't changed that much. Who I am and what I look like is still relatively the same. But the way I look at myself is slightly tweaked. My hopes is that more and more I can stay awake in this awareness.
I will.

My boyfriend Sonnie and I are heading to Canmore. I'll be teaching at The Yoga Lounge until June, and then to Boulder, Colorado to take a teacher training with Richard Freeman for a month.
Stay connected and I will let you know how it is for me to study with Mr. Freeman.

"The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you; Don't go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want; Don't go back to sleep. People are going back and forth across the doorsill where the two worlds touch. The door is round and open. Don't go back to sleep.” Rumi



Mum said...

Well done Lydia,
Hoping you are having a good day.
Hoping that Sonnie is well.
We missed you.
Love, Mum.

Naomi said...

hello lydia!!!
My mom told me about this web site so I’ve come to check it out, very very very well done, I am very proud and impressed with how beautiful the site looks. It is very appealing and has a ton of info that is very interesting and encouraging.
Thanks for the read, it was well worth it.