Yesterday morning a scooter/motorcycle convoy from Gokulam made tracks through town to Mylari Dosa for a Friday morning treat of buttery Indian breakfast and sweet chai. The out of focus photos are to be expected, considering they were taken from the passenger seat of a moving motorcycle. Talk about making a spectacle: yoga students on parade in Mysore. The number of heads that turned as we zipped across town was unreal.
|How many yoga students can you spy in this photo? Bonus points for guessing all the different nationalities...|
A few weeks ago I posted about castor oil bath, and truth be told, the castor oil wipes me out something terrible. My body is so depleted every time I use it that I actually dread the idea a little bit, even though Sharath and many of the long time students swear by it. Being as sensitive as I am, I asked around and was recommended to try almond or sesame oil, and the difference is unreal. Almond is best for me I think, but much more expensive, so it is maybe something I can do every now and then, but sesame oil is warming and nurturing and doesn't leave me a spaced out shivering airhead, so for a regular weekly treatment, it seems to be a good answer. My skin and joints are very dry right now, to the point that I thought my armpits were going to rip yesterday in surya namaskar (OUCHIE!!!), so oil baths seem like a necessary practice, and I am glad that there is an alternative to castor oil that leaves me feeling functional.
The hibernating has been working better than I expected. People look surprised when I see them and they tell me that they thought I already left. Ha! It is possible to be undercover in Mysore! No poo conversations at the coconut stand in days!!!