Christmas day in Mysore


The first day I have woken this early on Christmas day since those long ago days of childhood when you crept out at 4am to see if Santa had been.

No shortage of Santa’s at the Shala gate this morning, it was quite a sight as I rounded the corner, everyone wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noele, Frohe Weihnachten or whatever other dozen languages are shared among the yoga folk or should that be Elves!

Managed to get my preferred spot today and surrounded by nice people who don’t encroach except when we all do in poses like Supta K or Upavistha.

Once we were settled Sharath emerged from his office wearing a Santa hat, everyone laughed, he said ” Merry Christmas, Samasthitihi !” and off we went.

Probably the best led practice I have done since I got here, nice flow, everything bound, energy for backbends and Uthpluthi.


The after practice Chai drinkers grew to around 15 of us today, so many we had to decamp on to the steps of a closed shop next door. A festive mood.


Scabs followed us to Chai

We drank quite a few, the man making it was struggling to keep up with our enlarged group plus all the locals.


Sunrise on Christmas morning

Home in time to see the sun come up, before going to back to bed until breakfast


After a long breakfast it was time for lunch at The Green Hotel, a lovely lunch in a lovely setting


After lunch we went for a walk around the Lake, a nice way to end the day.

Merry Christmas


2 Responses to “Christmas day in Mysore”

  1. Trish Says:

    Merry christmas from Canada!!!
    So glad to hear it was a great day, and I love picturing Sharath in a Santa hat 🙂
    Missing Mysore,

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