Nature Appreciation, Quiet Time!

Imagine being surrounded by lush vegetation.

Sitting in meditative state upon a mossy rock.

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Water flows beneath curling over rocks, winding along its journey.

Water cascading above me falling seeping into the earth.

Bamboo plants strong roots, leaves so green, willow like shade.

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The air cool dense rests upon your skin.

Soft gaze, just listen, water rushes, senses become in tune with nature.

Soft haze, colour, third eye, peace, release, calm!

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Journey

I have dreamt of this day for so long & here I am back where my Yoga Teaching Journey began  & My love of yoga!

Bali sounds, smells. Familiar but different surroundings! Canguu (pronounced changoo)

My driver Petu, a large Balinese man managed to be lost in a sea of men at least 4 rows deep waving names of guests to collect, it is a new Modern Airport but my wait for luggage was a tiresome 1 and 1/2 hours.

  • Petu & I chat about what brings me to Bali
  • Traffic chaos surrounds us,  so many mopeds
  • We discuss yoga and the Balinese / Hindu embracing the breath / meditation  & his culture & religion … we were in traffic a while!
  • He tells me yoga asana & fasting don’t mix, Balinese more about breath
  • He shares how Bali is so busy with lots of overseas guests, mentions movie Eat pray love & musicians who have brought foreign visitors & of course the waves
  • He tells me he has 4 mothers, his father culture can take many wives
  • He shows me where a healer lives close by my residence as I mentioned Ketut in Eat Pray Love

Deda my landlord for the month greets me on arrival at Friends guesthouse. My room just as I choose it to be, Clean crisp white sheets, Smells of flowers, Fresh & tasteful, Large white pebbled floor open shower/bathroom

 

My Room @ Friends Guesthouse
My Bathroom Friends Guesthouse
My View From Bedroom

The roosters crow, waking me…too early …my body not adjusted

I pulled the curtains and check the sunrise
Many emotions this morning as I try to sleep again, tears begin to fall, I question why but then just allow my body to release, many steps to make this journey my body needs to purge.

Try for sleep but just rest, listening to birds, roosters, geckos ( I hope that’s what that sound was … Deep guttural noise echoing in ceiling)  dog barks disturb my silence, locals praying … Music plays … chanting… Ding Ding Ding!

I make myself get up shower & practice light yoga, walk, explore my surroundings, happily surprised by many cafes close by, the smell of Incense burn, offerings on each drive away!

Lunch meeting @ The Shady Shack Canguu with my teacher Eoin Finn, Ellie Blissology & other assistants Gina & Gillian

Checking out Echo Beach Black Sand reminds me of El Salvador

Today Sunday May 1st,my YTT Assisting begins introduction to students and Yoga at Samadi Bali Canguu! Wahoo!