ಮುಗಿಸಿದರು? ಮುಗಿಸಿದರು. Knowing when to stop.

Today she crashed during my yoga practice, and suddenly a little voice rang out inside my head said, “You’re finished. That’s it for the day. Take rest.” And that’s exactly what I did. I curled up right beside her and entered shavasana. “You’re finished. Take rest.” Where does the voice come from? It’s not the lazy voice […]

Postpartum Ashtanga Yoga: Redux

5 AM plunges into my dark room like a freight train racing through a cold winter night. The alarm on my phone begins—the harmonium followed by Abida Praveen’s deep alap to the tune of “Ali Maula.” Darkness. I look down. My (almost) 3-month old son, Dhyan, is lying asleep on my chest, our tummies touching. He’s […]

Summer’s end

Alas, a quiet moment. My daughter is napping, and I have settled into the sofa with tea, some dark chocolate and dried cranberries in hand to do nothing but luxuriate in the moment. The neighborhood schools started this week, and as quickly as it started, summer is once again on its way out. A few […]

The Art of Making Chai

  There are few things I relish more than the smell of Chai, and the morning ritual of making it.  Many friends often ask how to make a proper cup of chai. It’s a surprisingly simple exercise with many variations (cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, masala, you name it). The key lies in getting a few ingredients right. […]

Practicing Solo

  It’s one of those weeks.  Husband is attending TED in Vancouver. There are deadlines at work and daughter is now demanding YouTube videos with dinner. While I walk around humming Elmo songs all day, operating on autopilot to ensure that I spend quality time with my daughter, get work done, and that the trash […]