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Ashram Morning at Sivananda

2007.11.13
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When silent meditation begins, the sky is still dark. From the meditation room, we can hear the sound of the waves surging and crashing onto the beach. By the time we have finished chanting, it is 7:30, and the sky is bright.
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At 8am, we begin 2 hours of yoga here, on this open, roofed platform overlooking the water.
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Yesterday I tried my first headstand, with physical support from the teacher.
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This Sivananda ashram is on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. The natural setting is lush and beautiful. It is my first experience of yoga in its spiritual context.
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This couple is here for a month doing ‘karma yoga’. This means they are committed to do 5 hours of work on the ashram each day, along with studying yoga and meditation. Painting, laundry, cooking, cleaning and office work – these are all jobs done by the karma students.
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turns out there is no internet access on the ashram. You wouldn't believe what I'm paying right now to get a few minutes' access at the Atlantis hotel. And it was quite a trek to get here, too. Now I've got a long walk back to the Ashram. See you!
13 Comments
Carley This sounds like the makings of a profound spiritual experience! And your shots are great.......I especially love the vine and the one after it (of the deck.)
Carley · 2007-11-13: 12:33
????? i think, but i don't know if i'm original: This sounds like the makings of a profound spiritual experience! And your shots are great.......I especially love the vine and the one after it (of the deck.). so: nice set!
????? · 2007-11-13: 12:37
????? Great sharing of spiritual and physical learning
It looks like a wonderful place to be and find oneself
????? · 2007-11-13: 14:17
yessi222 These are really amazing shots!
And yes, Lucky is gone. He ran away when the garage door was left open and no one was home =*(
oh well...
yessi222 · 2007-11-13: 15:55
ronin53 I agree with yessi222: amazing shots :-)
ronin53 · 2007-11-13: 16:14
davidcardona Superb! Great serie and nice people. Congrats!
davidcardona · 2007-11-13: 21:21
tortoise *beaming*
tortoise · 2007-11-14: 01:41
cavist Very nice reportage! Standing on one's head can be rather lightning.
cavist · 2007-11-14: 10:33
MidsummerSilence this is a fantastic set. it's always so stimulating to read one's blog when there are new things to be learned. this, as pressapposky stated, is definitely a beginning spiritual experience. enjoy your time there it seems absolutely amazing. lovely photographs.
MidsummerSilence · 2007-11-14: 11:13
maharba Great photos.
maharba · 2007-11-14: 15:36
????? Delightful!
????? · 2007-11-15: 00:33
Gallone Really nice work
Gallone · 2007-11-16: 16:38
jendayee Thanks for having us sharing these moments with you... I should try one day to get rid of my stressed life somehow :)))
jendayee · 2007-11-19: 13:35
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