Yatra Dispatch: Puri Mysore space and the ways to Moksha

We can attest: This room has gotten hot. If we only had a Bikram teacher along, we would be all set. Practice this time has been very dedicated, with much tapas. It’s a sweat fest, in other words. People don’t seem to be holding back on the asana. We have just all finished a satsang, … Continue reading Yatra Dispatch: Puri Mysore space and the ways to Moksha

Yatra dispatch: Ashtanga, temple visits and getting close to Siva

By the accounts of those who have been on previous Namarupa yatras, this one has been intense. We hit the ground running — literally. Among our first stops was the Chariot Festival at Chidambaram. It came after the extremity of Tiruvannamalai. Between the two, we experienced the pounding presence and power of Siva. He does … Continue reading Yatra dispatch: Ashtanga, temple visits and getting close to Siva

Yatra dispatch: From the sublime to the amazing

Robert Moses, our guide and guru on our journey, seeing the looks on our faces, said, “During my first trip to India, I felt like I never closed my eyes.” He meant it in the sense of “constant wonder,” which is true–but I also took it metaphorically (because that’s a poet’s job): We feel wide … Continue reading Yatra dispatch: From the sublime to the amazing