first stop = I N D I A
so today is the day i embark on my wanderlust.
i fly out at midnight from JFK via Doha and then into Trivandrum, India.
i think about the time invested, energy invested into this leap... it seems like it came ever so quickly but at the same time, the moment is here and i do feel right on mark with going...
the literal definition of wanderlust = very strong or irresistible impulse to travel.
so it is.
this week has been a building up to getting my feet off the ground in new york and planted across the waters. my first stop is india. i am plan on traveling through india for six weeks. i fly into kerala where i will be going to the Sivananda yoga ashram for two weeks to get me grounded in my new rhythm of life. i have studied some of Sivananda's philosophy during my yoga teacher training three years ago at Yoga To The People in the east village. that commenced the start of my yoga practice and it came at a time where yoga became my saving grace. so much of my body, spirit and soul has evolved leaps and bounds since then so it feels fitting to start my journey with yoga. the Sivananda ashram has quite a rigorous daily schedule - not much free time to explore but it works - it will allow myself to get my mind focused and my heart adjusted...
Ashram Daily Schedule:
5:30 am - Wake-up bell
6:00 am - Satsang (Silent Meditation, Mantra Chanting, Lecture)
8:00 am - Asanas, Relaxation
10:00 am - Brunch
4:00 pm - Yoga
6:00 pm - Dinner
8:00 pm - Satsang
10:00 pm - Lights out
deep breathe... big breathe...
it has been incredible to see all my loved ones all around me -- supporting, encouraging and literally " pushing" me to get on the plane tonight. i am a lucky one. i have such a fantastic and loving core group of friends and family - who i would not be able to do this without.
thank you to all of you -
my heart goes out to you -
i will carry you with me on my travels -
"whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. boldness has genius, power and magic in it"