A State of Mindfulness

What is this mindfulness thing? Am I doing it right? It’s not about having a mind that’s empty (mindless?), like the lovely yoga room above. It seems that mindfulness is the ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. Continue reading

Tough training

Gokarna, India. Our planned ten-hour train ride did take that long – and just a bit longer. We were mentally prepared for that and had expected to get to our next hotel by about 10PM, in time to rest up for our next train at 8AM. Continue reading