The Lake became my sanctuary.
Each and every morning I would wake up early so that I could watch the sunrise and moon set.
The great Kukkakrahali Lake nourished my soul.
In my early twenties I suffered from injuries from a very bad car accident at that time the doctors told me that I would suffer from arthritis. Yoga was a part of my life the doctors said good continued practice of yoga and meditation will benefit me in the long run.
For years I taught Yoga, practiced yoga and meditation, worked out in the gym and spent time walking in nature. Over the years my early morning practice of Ashtanga Yoga has been modified and modified and modified, while my stretching breathing chanting and meditation has increased.
The lovely thing about Ashtanga Yoga is that you wake up in the morning and the practice is this beautiful prayer that your whole body offers to God. As you move in silence the vibration of the breath nourishes your soul, lifts your spirit and enhances your day and your life. So each and every day, you feel joy as you practice this prayer. The breath rushes through your veins and we understand that our existence is such a gift.
As we practice in silence we commune with God and as we commune we learn Bhakti ‘Devotion’ and through our devotion we learn how to do Seva or Service.
So Mysore taught me Bhakti and Seva, my body is not as strong these days but my practice my Devotion is full on.
I have moved to Bangalore in a section of the city known as Ulsoor and guess what? I live across the street from Ulsoor Lake. There is a beautiful temple six doors from my apartment and the Sri Aurbindo Ashram is next door.
So I feel ready to live in the world, to live in Bangalore.
Thank you Guruji
Thank you Saraswati JI
Thank you Sharat JI
I Bow to my Gurus and the Great Kukkaharali Lake
I leave you with words to a song called, Wake Up, which is on my new CD available by clicking here.