Monthly Archives: January 2013

Wherefore Art Thou, Yoga? I miss you so! :-(

“It is only when the correct practice is followed for a long time, without interruptions and with a quality of positive attitude and eagerness, that it can succeed.” 

― PatanjaliYoga-Sutras

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Okay, so it’s not even a month since I left Mumbai for the US. That’s not so long. Right?

But even so, that is no excuse for the lack of yoga in my daily regimen now.

All that work, that determination, that rigid schedule, that hype over the past two years of living in Indiawhere has it all gone???

Poof! It has vanished into thin air.

My only practice of yoga after my return has been for a mere 3 or 4 mornings- and that only for about 30 minutes or less of “light” yoga.  

I am unable to fathom the real reason for this, what do I call it?…inertia and sheer laziness (yes, let’s just call it out for what it is).

I feel sad and sorry, but those pathetic feelings are not helping me make the move! I am simply not doing anything except thinking about it!

Why? Why? Why???

Was there something about the air in India that made such a difference to my attitude? Or is it America that’s the problem?

“Sloth is the great enemy — the inspirer of cowardice, irresolution, self-pitying grief, and trivial, hairsplitting doubts. Sloth may also be a psychological cause of sickness. It is tempting to relax from our duties, take refuge in ill-health and hide under a nice warm blanket.” 

― Patanjali

Yoga - Inspiration

Okay, that’s more than enough.

I simply have to do something about this sorry rut that I find myself in.  [Help, but I also have a reputation to preserve!] 

I know what I will do. It’s all in the mind anyway, right?

So, I will meditate. Yes, I believe I will meditate in order to bring it all back.

I need it all back – that determination, the eager anticipation of yoga class, the joy of accomplishment and most importantly, the regular “you’re my best student” yoga schedule.

So, here goes.

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Ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm….

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Seriously though, I know I have only myself to blame. Trust me, I know that. And I intend to work on it. So wish me luck!

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“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”  

— Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

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P.S. I will let you know in a few weeks whether it worked.

P.P.S. Just in case it didn’t, anyone care to share some of their tips to get it going again?  P L E A S E !

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With many thanks to yoga on facebook for the fun image above. 🙂

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Why Walmart Should Worry About India

Until recently, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) was not open to retail in India unless it was a single brand retail store (e.g. an Adidas store). However, under recent reforms by the government, multi-brand retailers such as Walmart and Costco can now set up shop in this huge, growing retail market.

There has been an outcry from the Indian public in various sectors to what has been see as a threat to employment and business by the locals.

For example, in the area of fruits and vegetables, the outcry has come from many angles where middlemen would get impacted due to allowing foreign direct investment.

The supply chain for fruits and vegetables is convoluted at best, but who knew?

The video below, produced by the Wall Street Journal shows how produce gets transported from farmers to your friendly neighborhood store.

It is eye-opening.

Indian Road Trip: Produce’s Long Haul to Market

Transporting Vegetables Across India - from farmers to retail stores

Perhaps Walmart can simplify this supply chain but it’s not going to be easy.

But hey, welcome to India, Walmart!

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