The power of observation

So, yesterday I did pasasana for the first time in the big shala. Has the world changed since that moment? Have I become a better person because of it? Of course not! But it felt good to be moving forward nevertheless… ūüôā As usual, my heels didn’t touch the floor and I placed my towelContinue reading “The power of observation”

Hot fuzz

Last night I slept¬†really badly¬†due to¬†a combination of the sauna-like heat of our rooftop apartment as the temperature creeps upwards every day, a pack of howling, fighting dogs outside and at least one hungry mossie. After hours of tossing and turning, I stumbled to class bleary-eyed, bracing myself for an unpleasant Mysore practice. However, strangely,Continue reading “Hot fuzz”

Experiential Anatomy with Ken the Rolfer – helping the inner journey

This weekend I attended the follow-up to Ken the Rolfer’s initial Experiential Anatomy course and it was just as inspiring and illuminating as the first one. I could listen to Ken talk for hours. His slow, relaxed drawl belies a fiercely sharp mind and fathomless depths of knowledge and experience. When¬†his steady gaze meets mine¬†asContinue reading “Experiential Anatomy with Ken the Rolfer – helping the inner journey”

The people we meet

I am a great lover of new experiences, and tonight¬†certainly didn’t let me down… This evening I had my seventh¬†rolfing session from Ken the Rolfer¬†(I figured I couldn’t meet someone¬†who goes by¬†this name and not sign up…). For those who don’t know, rolfing is a massage technique that releases deep connective tissue along prescribed energyContinue reading “The people we meet”

Body prodding and Happy Sankranti

Oh dear, I did it. I called Ken the Rolfer ‘Rolf” to his face by accident, in a Fawlty Towers ‘don’t mention the war’ stylee. Oops… Still, he was very cool about it: “Oh it’s fine, I spent four months being called¬†Rolf in Indonesia – they just didn’t get it.” What a dude. Ken theContinue reading “Body prodding and Happy Sankranti”