Thought of the Day

I don't believe in morality, but I believe in ethical conduct as set out by His Holiness the Dalai Lama: "Ethical conduct = a way of behaving that respects others’ right to be happy".

Friday, 16 May 2008

Sun Salutation

i made it! for the second time this week i went to morning yoga classes.

alarm clock at 6/6.30, quick shower, some fresh air, quick ride on an empty bus and there i am - ready for a bunch of well deserved sun salutations. shame that after two solid weeks of sun, it was grey both times i was saluting the sun...

after the class i got (free) porridge and a strawberry/peach smoothie and then walked back to my office. nothing worth of mention has happened since. i am waiting for a satellite dish that we will install tonight. reason? to be able to watch italian television. as sad as it can sound, i miss it and it will be a way of being abreast with what happens there in my absence.

next month i am trying, only for a month, bikram yoga - asanas practiced in a super-heated room. i want to taste it because there is an appetising offer but i wouldn't switch it with my current practice (power and astanga) for two reasons:

1. in bikram you practice in an altered environment which makes you think you are more flexible than you really are. i am not adamant of altered perceptions and think it is against the yoga principle of being there with your reality, for how painful it can be. you could argue that our reality is not the true reality, but that would mean entering dangerous philosophical territory...
2. in bikram you don't do inversions.

other than this, i've been fully enjoying the london summer, strolling barefoot on the parks and eating BBQ-ed food. I also managed to go to see Duchamp, ManRay and Picabia (review on its way) and my jappa friend cooked us a delicious jappa meal which has been visually recorded precisely for this blog!

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