Friday, April 21, 2017

India Part Eight: Supported Forward Bend from Agra to Jodhpur or was It Jaipur?

After teaching, meditation class, Indian dinner with Jaya, chatting about our practice, it occurred to me two nights ago that I needed to rename the previous post to 
"India Part Eight: Supported Forward Bend from Agra to Jodhpur or was It Jaipur?" instead

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

India Part Eight: Hunched over from Agra to Jodhpur or was it Jaipur?

 One way to get to your seat!🌹
We asked a tuktuk driver in Agra to take us to a restaurant.  There was nothing where we were after leaving Taj.  He delivered.  We had a nice meal, then we took another tuktuk.  

The idea was to find a park to take a nap, to recharge batteries before we got on a train again.  I had nice nap number 2 at a park outside the fort in Agra

India Part Seven: Arriving at Taj Mahal at Dawn

Taj Mahal; the 
It was chilly early in the morning when we got into a tuktuk at the Agra train station headed for Taj Mahal.  Thank god for the shawl that is most likely always nearby when we (ladies) are in India.

We were amongst the first ones to get there which was the plan.  I loved walking around at dawn - being up early never fails

Monday, April 17, 2017

India Part Six: Yess! Chai, Chai, Chaia at Agra Cantt

First chai (always served steaming hot)

My buddy did pretty much all the navigation as he arrived the previous day and knew his way around a bit already around downtown Delhi.

Agra, the Taj Mahal was next.  It took a while to get tickets.  And yes, we knew it was best to get them online 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

India: From Reading to Experiencing Mudras

Mudras welcoming travelers at the New Delhi airport
In my previous India post, I mentioned that I was greeted by mudras at the New Delhi Indira Gandhi Airport.  Today you are invited to experience the healing benefits 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

India Part Five: Arrival-Welcome by Mudras, Raya - I am in India!

Raya (Prince, King)💘
Easy breezy arrival at the New Delhi Indira Gandhi Airport.  Feeling at home already:
  • Greeted by huge mudras (photo in next post) 

Friday, April 14, 2017

INDIA Part Four: On Long Flight, Wellness was Priority and Reflexology Delivers

Baby Hannah was doing mudras😍💜
After arriving in Delhi we had another two days of train travel ahead of us and we had no reservations, 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

India Part Three: Preparations (or Not)

Halloween; with our visitors...
On November 3, only one day after my Austrian visitors left New York, I left for India.  I was not well prepared at all.  However I did have a beautiful green Indian outfit consisting of kurti (?), pants and shawl.  Thank you again, Debra.  When I mentioned India

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

India Part Two: Outside My Comfort Zone Already

Election Madness
So how did I wind up in India? 
The most recent Reflexology Volunteer Program (RVP) created by Canadian reflexologist Gina Stewart about 10 years ago combined Indian ashram stay, yoga, desert, cows and dogs, healthy but simple living, communal reflexology (at least I hoped so), a wellness center in exchange

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

INDIA Part One: Life is Full of Surprises

India just was not on this yogini's bucket list.  Sure I wanted to do things before I died, but India was not necessarily one of them

Monday, April 10, 2017

Reflexology in NYS - Please Sign the International MoveonPetition

Following another trip to Albany to educate legislators, my buddy Petra in a New York minute, created an international moveon petition.
Please, sign

India: Prelude to a Series of Posts on my Trip to India last November

I am inviting you to travel with me to India:   

Traveling takes us out of our routine and

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Mowgli's Surgery: More Reflexology, Sound Healing, Colloidal Silver

The morning before his surgery (removing a lump on the left elbow, photo #1, lavender circle), he received  a long facial/paw reflexology session. While I was doing the sound bath (see photo #4) he stretched and was falling asleep again.  I could hear his breath deepening, he let out a sigh from time to time, and repositioned his body.  Ultimately he turned sideways with all legs fully extended: that's complete relaxation, savasana! 

Mowgli had a lot to say when we picked him up at the clinic after surgery He produced sounds I had never heard out of his mouth for minutes, he clearly had a lot to share.  He was also very happy about the treats Dr. Fish kept giving him.  But yes, he was even happier once out on the sidewalk.  On the way home, he pulled us into the pet store, knowing he would get a treat.  When we got home,