Friday, April 15, 2011

A practice report of sorts, traveling Ashtangi alert

I woke up this morning at my usual time (4:30 a.m. CDT). Immediately after I woke up, I realized, "Hey! Isn't this Sharath's last day in NYC? Since it is 5:30 a.m. in NYC, I have a full hour before led primary with him starts... Maybe I can try doing that cyber-practice thing, and do led primary with him and all my cyber-shala mates? That would be really cool, wouldn't it?"

I turned on my computer, and that was when reality set in. I had a slow internet connection at home this morning; my wireless device couldn't get a 3G signal... Yes, yes, I know many of you guys probably already have 4G or maybe even 5G, and I'm still stuck in the dark ages of 3G-dom... So, to cut a long story short, I had to give up the idea and simply do my usual practice, which is pretty kick-ass, by the way (primary and second up to pincha mayurasana). Soon after I started practicing, it started snowing outside. It's still snowing now, by the way... See, my practice is so powerful, it can even move the heavens...

Oh well, I guess the only time I'll get to practice with Sharath will be when I finally make it to Mysore, whenever that might be.

In other news: I thought I'll take this opportunity to issue a traveling Ashtangi alert as well. I'm making a weekend trip down to Minneapolis this weekend. I intend to go to led primary at the Yoga House in Minneapolis tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. I don't know if anybody who reads this blog lives in Minneapolis and/or goes to the Yoga House. If you do go to led primary there tomorrow morning, please come up to me and say hi. I like meeting cyber-shalamates in real life. If you don't know how I look like, see my recent interview with Kino (I'm that Asian guy with glasses who wouldn't stop talking).

Just thought I'll throw this out there.


  1. Hi Nobel... don't you practice just primary on Fridays?

  2. You were there in spirit anyway! it is horrible when the connections go bad, I feel for you!!! but like SerenFlavor said, you were there... :-)

  3. No, Susan, I do not follow the primary only on Friday rule. My rest day is Sunday, so I practice just primary on Saturdays. I'm not a 100 percent rule-following Ashtangi :-) (or should I be frowning?)

    Thanks for the kind words, Claudia :-)