… or as I like to fondly remember it #kobstolon2017. It started of pretty intensely in Copenhagen as Sharath kept us in long holds of Asana state while he went around “culling” people from 2nd Series. For a stiff back dude like myself 20 breaths in the Salabhasanas was truly a test of mind over body!!
I got invited (somehow) to join in on a session for school children at Maun Stadium in Maun, Botswana featuring 400M World Champion Amantle Montsho, 800 Olympic Silver Medallist Nijel Amos and International Footballer Dipsy Selolwane. I was pretty nervous being alongside these illustrious athletes but it turned out children love Ashtanga. Especially the boys aged 10 – 14. Maybe all those stories about the Yoga Tradition of the Mysore Palace had something after all!!
ॐ सह नाववतु ।
सह नौ भुनक्तु ।
सह वीर्यं करवावहै ।
तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तु मा विद्विषावहै ।
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥
Om Saha Naav[au]-Avatu |
Saha Nau Bhunaktu |
Saha Viiryam Karavaavahai |
Tejasvi Naav[au]-Adhiitam-Astu Maa Vidvissaavahai |
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||