yoga in jaisalmer

mmm. . . yoga in jaisalmer.

while i was in jaisalmer, i stayed at this cool little place inside the fort. the guest house was connected to the ancient temple next door – check out the spires in the photo!

i remember feeling like i was suffocating in the heat this day, but, as always, it was well worth the effort. i miss yoga in india, i miss rajasthan, and i miss the colors, but i choose to be content. content with where i am right now and what all i am here to do.

. . .

samtosadanuttamah sukhalabhah

“the result of contentment is total happiness.”

the happiness we get from acquiring passions is only temporary. we need to find new ones and acquire them to sustain this sort of happiness. there is no end to it. but true contentment, leading to total happiness and bliss, is in a class by itself.

– the yoga sutras of patanjali, no. 2. 41 {translated by t.k.v desikachar}

. . .

“not that i am speaking of being in need, for i have learned in whatever situation i am to be content. i know how to be brought low, and i know how to abound. in any circumstance, i have learned the secret of facing plenty of hunger, abundance, and need. i can do all things through him who stregthens me.”

– philippians 4: 11- 13

. . .

1.) adho mukha svanasana, downward facing dog {the quintessential pose. good for everything, but particularly good for stretching out your legs and low back}

2.) counter balance/ stretch {core work and balance}

3.) prasarita padotadasana, straddle forward fold {happy flexy hips and a protected spine. toxin releaser/ reducer!}

4.) balasana, child’s pose {balasana and apanasa win for my two favorite poses in all of yoga. try it and love it!}

5.) setu bandha sarvagasana, bridge pose with leg lift {a baby inversion. so good for the blood flow and for balance. just remember to breathe and breathe deeply here and hold it. for a while and alternate lifted legs}


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