I just came back from an amazing trip to the South of India and still feel somehow changed and different regarding my life back home…
I spend two weeks practicing Ashtanga Yoga with John and Julia Scott and afterward I was travelling for another couple of days through Goa and Karnataka, from Hampi to mythical Mysore.
The practice of Ashtanga on the Mother India Land has just another dimension and it is something very special. The high temperature, the humidity of the air, the landscape, the people and even the time and the space are so different from what we might know in Europe that your body and mind need to switch from one level to another in order to get used to this new situation.
While practicing with a small group of yogis and amazing teachers, you can fell that with the morning adjustments from your Mysore practice, there is not only your body that you are working on, but your mind keeps adjusting as well a whole day long.
(I call it an Internal Adjustment, from inside on…).
And this is where the magic happens, you can really feel the presence of Mother India with all the spirituality surrounding you, shaking your body and awaken your soul, on and on… And somehow you become it, you breathe it, you absorb it and it becomes a part of you for now and forever.
Yoga means ‘The Union’ and for me this India trip was everything about ‘The Connection’.
Connection to the people, to myself, to my body and mind, to the past, to the future and of course to the present moment, while breaking and undoing every believes that I could have until now.
The generosity of all the human being that crossed my Indian path opened also my heart. Once you are surrounded by so much kindness, humility and love you cannot stay the same anymore and you start to see your life like an enormous gift that you have been lucky enough to receive from the Universe…
Yeah, this is what Mother India does to you.. once you let it go….
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