My week in Yoga and commuting:
On Monday I visited Amsterdam.
On Tuesday I slept in.
On Wednesday and Thursday I got up at 5.30 AM to practice Ashtanga Yoga at my shala.
On Thursday evening I flew to Barcelona, Spain, with three family members and two friends.
On Friday my two friends and I practiced a Half Primary Led Class in Barcelona, at a Catalan studio (they write yoga as ioga!). We were the only three in class.
On Saturday we walked the city and along the beach, hung out at a vegan cafe and enjoyed the sun while sitting in the park.
On Sunday we watched the half marathon and went to a soccer game of FC Barcelona (Barca! Barca! Baaarrrcaaaaaa!).
On Monday a friend and I practiced Ashtanga Mysore Style at a studio in Barcelona at 7 AM, and a few hours later we flew back home.
Tuesday everything was back to normal and I practiced at my shala. So did I on Thursday and Friday. Not on Wednesday as it was a New Moon. An intense one according to my teacher and I took his advice to Take Rest seriously.
The Catalan teacher was very sweet and she did some great adjustments on trying to open my right hip. She told us she felt insecure about her English and that she had a hard time teaching in English. But it went very well and the three of us felt great after class. Even my hip agreed.
'You don't have to pay me,' she said. 'I wasn't myself. My English is not good.'
We didn't agree.
'Don't be silly,' we said and we gave her some extra. She was out of her mind with the money.
Even though I am not really into soccer, I enjoyed the game at this huge Camp Nou. It's seating capacity is a little 100,000! Imagine all these people singing together. I felt the energy in my whole body.
Unfortunately, FC Barcelona didn't score a goal. Not even one. This hadn't happen in 18 months!
I think to visit another country, city, with a different culture is great for your view on the world. And it always makes me look differently to my life at home. Again I realized how lucky I am with a shala around the corner where I can practice every day at 6 with so many like minded Ashtangi's and a energetic atmosphere.