Deb’s India Blog

Deb shares her experiences of studying yoga and living in India.

Debs India Blog - 2018 Nov 29 - Waiting

Sunset

The sun has set on my travels. Time to return to the western world, hopefully with an Indian mindset – slowly, slowly. Seven airports successfully managed – no small feat for those that know me…

Debs India Blog - 2018 Nov 25 - Anthonys Family - Full of Love

Full of Love

Our last Sunday here in Thekkady. Anthony from Chrisses Hotel, who is one of many staff that support us here, invited us to his Catholic Church for a festive celebration for children. We, of course, rode in a jeep…

Debs India Blog - 2018 Nov 16 - Practice

Daily Ritual

We have journeyed through our first week together since arriving in Thekkady. Three days of silence helped us to establish communion with ourselves and our tribe. Breaking the fast of silence…

Debs India Blog - 2018 Nov 10 - Cochin and Thekkady

Cochin and Thekkady

After three weeks on my own, I was so filled with joy to greet my friends. They arrived safely around 5:30 am after the driver drove in circles for a bit. Bonnie knew where to turn, but the driver persisted…

Debs India Blog - 2018 Nov 06 - Empty Chairs

Empty Chairs

I arrived after an easy journey to Cochin, Kerala. I so appreciate Anne’s Residency, quiet, beautiful gardens, air conditioning, and a soft bed. Oh so happy! A wonderful group of women are en route…

Debs India Blog - 2018 Oct 28 - Mama Bhakti and Swati

Connection to the Heart

This picture brings many things to light for me. My purpose in coming on this solo retreat was to retreat from the world for a while. Quiet, journalling, reading, and practice were all on the menu…

Debs India Blog - 2018 Nov 01 - Mental Game

Mental Game

Today I felt strong and focused. I am learning so much about myself and how I take practice and do life. I have shifted my attitude about what I can do. When I started yoga ten years ago…

Debs India Blog - 2018 Oct 28 - Sunday Walk to the Beach

Old Patterns

A dispassionate approach to asana, pranayama, and meditation reveals the true potential of what is. This morning, after a restless night of sleep/wakefulness, my old patterns hit…

Debs India Blog - 2018 Oct 28 - Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast has become my favourite meal here. Time is flipped upside down, and so are my eating habits. I take nothing for granted here: not my body, energy, sleep, food, and ATMs…

Debs India Blog - 2018 Oct 28 - In the Garden with Swati

Love from Goa

Tomorrow I will have been here two weeks. Much energy in the first week went toward figuring where things are and establishing a routine. In the second week, things begin to come together…

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