Donna Farhi on yoga

My blogging time here is growing shorter. Thirty-three more days and I step on the plane for a yoga adventure of a lifetime (and yes, this woman of a certain age still feels blessed to be able to do this.) I’m starting out in Chennai, my second home, at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. Taught by…

Ma India, take me home

As I’ve mentioned time and again on this blog, ever since I returned from my first trip to India in 2005 there has never been a day that I do not think of India. it can be a child’s face that flashes through my mind, or something I learned in my yoga classes there, or…

on the road again

adios, y’all. this is my last post for 2007. no blogging for almost a month. the new year will dawn for me in chennai, india. I started this blog in 2005 before my first trip to India. I had been around the sun over 50 times and had never been overseas in my life. I…

soon

Crowscowspainted elephantsstarving pups that won’t live the week begging childrenlaughing childrenin just pressed clothesrun to touch yougiggling girls and one pen boys mango eatersstone cutterscoconut choppersbucket sellerstout screamers trafficchaoswalkrunjump out of the wayof the family on the scooterbaby on the gas tank beggars with one eyebeggars with no legswomen dressed in goldand rainbow sarisgliding in…

the official transportation of this blog

I always give credit where credit is due so I will admit that I stole this post from Fran. She’s right when she says that in the talk shows’ credits they always have “transportation for guests provided by Fast Eddie’s Limo Service…” or someone like that. So I decided the official transportation of Linda’s Yoga…

100 days

One hundred more days and I lose myself in Ma India for the third time. These pictures are only three out of the 500+ pictures I took during my first two trips… the vibrant colors of flowers from a flower seller’s cart in Pondicherry… the joy of a man dropping flowers onto another man in…

good blogs and good laughs

Taking a break from writing about serious things, I want to highlight some good stuff I’ve read lately: Flower Girl’s Rural IndiaFlower Girl’s blog is “all about Indian culture and customs, religion and rituals”. Her latest post is about the boat races in Kerala. Kerala is a state in India that’s on the Arabian Sea…

leaving rameswaram

March 2006 I returned to my hotel after the bucket ceremony and lounged around for a few hours thinking about my past three days in Rameswaram. I sat on my little balcony staring out into the ocean wishing that I did not have to leave this place. Of course I was not under any delusion…

The Banyan

The Banyan my visit to The Banyan Ideas are percolating to start my own line of yoga clothes…renewable resources regarding the cloth, fair trade, empowering women, giving back…one day I know this will happen…just as The Banyan started as a seed and grew into a beautiful tree…. I vow that a percentage of my sales…

cool countdown to India

As you can see over at the sidebar, I’ve installed a countdown clock — my countdown for my third trip to India in days, hours, minutes, and seconds! But who’s counting?…:) I booked my flight today — leave for Chennai in December and will spend most of January in 2008 in Tamil Nadu. First week,…

crosstown traffic

here’s another video for y’all to check out — I love embedding these videos! this is called “crosstown traffic” — turn on your speakers and you’ll hear the Jimi Hendrix song as a soundtrack while you check out the Chennai traffic and the street scenes that I experienced everyday…note the women construction workers helping with…

be free, be free!

March, 2006 The day I left for Madurai, I went to the beauty parlor across from my hotel (The Hotel “Gimme” Shelter in Mylapore) to get mehendi on my feet. When I went there to make the appointment, the ladies were fascinated by my tattoos — I have one on each ankle, flowers with OM…