It’s hard to write about yoga and doughnuts and all that stuff considering what is going on in our country right now. But I can say Namaste – to everyone. While I have read a number of different explanations/definitions for the word, the basic idea is that “I bow to the divine light within you and you bow to the divine light within me.” I think we could all use a little bit of that right now.
It was during a class at Bikram Yoga East Harlem that I came to really understand why it is said at the end of a class. It is an acknowledgment of the work we have done by the teacher. It is us thanking him or her for guiding us through the practice. With Bikram, it is a bridge between the guided meditation and the recommended savasana to follow – preferably for at least two minutes, more if you’re lucky.
My knee still hurts from Flywheel on Saturday. The world is falling apart all around us. I don’t even know what to say. I don’t want to dismiss it all – but I don’t know what I can do to effect change.
So tonight I went out to dinner at Le Fond with a friend and had some lovely wine and beautiful food. And then we popped by Peter Pan Donuts because we were in Greenpoint so why not. I wasn’t impressed, she was brutal in her dismissal. A former pastry chef at the likes of Per Se and Bouchon – she declared the doughnut to be undercooked and threw it in the trash. Well OK then.
Tomorrow is another day.