Led and Conference

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Sunday 4am here we go again, though I slept well for the first time in nearly a week and dreamt about standing up, ye right in my dreams is where that will probably stay.

Standing are becoming metronomic, I’m used to Sharath’s count and there are no problems getting into any of the poses, I just seem to be able to focus and do it here. It’s seated where my mind wanders, knowing the poses that I need some faff time to get into them, that said I’m getting quicker at getting in to Mari D, though it’s still one and half of Sharath’s count before my hands get it together. Even Garbha I am managing to get in further in led, though he counted three before my arse balance, then started to roll round, getting stuck, Sharath laughing at me saying ‘good punishment!” before rocking me round. My arms were aching in the backbends, that’s a pose where I need my own time to walk the hands in and get stable, but in led it just feels like a race. Unlike Sirsasana where he counts so slowly, though I managed through to 5 of Ardha today before the structure failed.

Being in the first group our Savasana seems unbelievably short, he tells us to go home and take rest so the second shift can come in and be tortured.

Sunday Conference

Conference with entertainment, Sharath’s kids doing what brothers and sisters do, kick, whack, look angelic when Daddy is looking!

It’s only at Conference that you realise just how many people are here now.

Sharath said every time he travels to the west there are ever more new yoga names. but really yoga only has one meaning “Union”.one with supreme soul

Yoga asana makes the body and mind pure and stable, then yoga occurs through the 8 limbs.

Yoga is like technology, you need to know how to use it and most likely you need a Teacher to show you how to use it.

Yoga is experienced from within, no Samadhi certificate needed

When you can do asana without effort you can connect to the divine.

Someone asked if he gets nervous giving demonstrations, he said never, because unlike us (laughing), his mind is completely absorbed in the posture he is doing. He said he could tell when students may be physically in a posture, but mentally elsewhere.

Conference finished up as his kids were threatening to wreck his office!

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Just in case you forget it, even Supermarkets sell yoga mats in Mysore.

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3 Responses to “Led and Conference”

  1. Claudia Says:

    Savasana feels too short and the next group comes for torture… Ha ha… Thanks for sharing the conference notes!

  2. Pat Moore Says:

    I hope you enjoyed the conference. Here in the US, Yoga has become really strange. It’s everywhere now but it’s no longer Yoga. Sharath’s message is an important one – much more necessary than it was before.

  3. StEvE Says:

    Hey Kev.,

    It’s Monday, of week 2 right?

    So what would you do if you woke up, and you were on a train going to the ‘Labour Camp’, as you used to call it?

    :o)

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