Archive for September, 2007

The Flea
September 29, 2007

flea.jpg I have just found out that my dog has brought a flea into our house and I am trying really hard not to be mortified. The reason being that I just reread the 1st and 2nd chapters of the Gita and it basically says that I should ” be unmoved by sensations”. The great thing about the Gita is that you can pick it up at different times of your life and it will mean different things to you. However, the non-attachment part has always been difficult for me. I am attached to my body, my mind, this life. Although sometimes it can be hard to bear, it is simply wonderful. Besides my yoga practice, one of the things I like to do to help me get over my fear of death and attachment to the material world is to think about what Woody Allen says at the end of “Hannah and her sisters”, about living life and laughing and enjoying it while it lasts. That also seems to be the message of these first two chapters of the Gita. When Arjuna does not want to fight Krishna tells him that if he isn’t part of the battle ( life ) he will not reach heaven. So I think I’ll start with the little things tonight and think of this flea as not merely an annoyance, but part of this wonderful thing we call life.

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My Yoga Schedule
September 27, 2007

I have had the most wonderful opportunities here in Philly to teach, so I would like to share my schedule with those of you who would like to join my classes. I will be updating it regularly with subbing additions and I am still meeting with different studios and gyms so I am hoping my schedule will expand soon and often.

Tuesday:    7:45- 9:00pm Inner bliss yoga  123 Chestnut St. 2nd fl www.innerblissyogacenter.com

Thursday: 6:30-7:25pm( Starting October 4th) Philadelphia Sports Club 1735 Market Street www.mysportsclubs.com

Saturday: 12:15- 1:30 ( Starting October 6th ) The Sporting Club at the Bellevue 220-224 S. Broad st www.sportingclubbellevue.com

Sunday:    10:00-11:00 ( Starting October 7th ) The Sporting Club at the Bellevue www.sportingclubbellevue.com

Note: I was teaching a class Thursday 5:45 at The Yoga Loft 1611 Walnut Street 4th fl. www.theyogaloftphilly.com that may be switched to Tuesdays 5:45 starting in October so keep a lookout for updates.

Bhagavad Gita
September 26, 2007

I just moved to Philly about a month ago and I am so thrilled! I was walking my dog yesterday around Rittenhouse square and I passed by the United Lodge of Theosophists. It turns out the entire month of September they have been studying the Bhagavad Gita. Yesterday was their last meeting and I was so bummed. I have read the Bhagavad Gita before but I really thought I would enjoy a thorough analysis of it and read a chapter each day and try to apply it to my life. So here I will be posting thoughts and comments on the Gita as I start again with Chapters 1 and 2. If there is anyone out there that would like to do the same along with me, it would be really great to start a dialogue.