long time no blog

WOW! It’s been quite some time since I created these rants and musings. In the meantime I returned to India a second time in March 2006 — same city, same school, different adventures. This time I was able to travel south India a little more, which made this second trip more delicious than the first….

india travel forum

If you are interested in India travel, check out indiamike.com (see links). Anything you want to know about travel in and to India is found there. It’s an awesome website where people post all sorts of questions about India and you get equally awesome answers. Check it out…

the official countdown

The countdown officially begins today. Four weeks from today my journey to the heart of yoga begins. Four weeks from today I step on a plane to travel overseas for the first time in my life. Four weeks from today, my life will change forever. I don’t want to sound too dramatic, but I know…

No Sleep Til Mysore

Here is another blog written by Chicago yoga instructor, Cara Jepsen, about visits to Mysore and studying with the father of astanga yoga, Pattabhi Jois. The real deal…the good, the bad, and the ugly. Watch out for those flying cockroaches.

let me introduce myself

I’ve always considered myself buddhist — that’s right, buddhist with a small “B”. Buddhists who deserve a capital “B” are the Dalai Lama, Lama Surya Das, Thich Nhat Hanh, people like that. They are the heavy-hitters who deserve a capital “B”. I’m just a little ant at the bottom of the yoga mountain. Hindsight made…

so ya wanna go to india?

Check out this excellent story by Chicago yoga instructor Cara Jepsen in YogaChicago. Everything you want to know before you go, getting there, what to pack, etc., etc., etc. You can bet I’m using it for my checklist!

no turning back

My yoga journey has officially begun with last week’s purchase of non-refundable Lufthansa tickets to Chennai, India. Such a deal from AirlineConsolidator.com, $1400 RT from Chicago to Chennai. Now it’s just purchase travel insurance, get a new digital camera, maybe some new luggage, get my shots, and visa. I started planning my India trip about…