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Noticing Things…

Starting the second week here I begin to have enough clarity to notice things. I slowly come out of the fog of adjusting to everything, from food, to washing teeth with bottled water, to masala taste, to temperature, cold showers if too early, intensity of practice, letting go of trip stresses.

And I notice a few things.  For example: the chai they make on the main street is done completely, in its entirety, with milk. There is no water involved as I always thought.

I watched carefully as the chai master (as I call him) poured about 5 cups of milk and had it boil on a very strong fire, only to then, when boiling -I assume as my view was only partial- he added two and a half measures (ounces?) of black tea, then turned the fire low into a simmer where it would stay for a while before being poured into the container for from which the teenager boy serves the general public.

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Claudia’s Guide to Mysore, India

So you are finally ready to visit Mysore… Congrats!  Read on and get ready for the adventure…
Traditional delicious food

If you are a woman planning  read this post first, it’s THAT important. And if you are a man read it too.

Mysore is generally safe but recently there have been some security issues, and is better to be safe than sorry.  Now back to the post.

Ever since my first trip to Mysore I wanted to have a comprehensive list of information, as in: when to go, how to prepare, what to pack, places to stay, where to eat, etc.

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7 Things I am doing to boost the Fall Practice

So Fall is here in all its splendor, I feel it in the colors (bright oranges, reds and yellows), taste it in the crisp cold shiver of those days where winter is almost in the air, smell it in the apple cider boiling with cinnamon in the afternoons…

I am grateful to be alive, to have love, yoga,  readers in the blog, healthy food in the table, and, of course, a solid practice.  Speaking of which, I normally change a few things when the seasons turn and the wheel of samsara spins, these are the things I am doing in this particular Fall of 2010 to re-energize the practie:

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