Dodging shouting street venders and colorful crowded markets in this chaotic neighborhood, my sister, Naomi, and I slid into a shop on Canal Street filled with purses.
Naomi’s primary goal for this excursion to Chinatown in Manhattan was to find a knockoff Louis Vuitton book bag for school. I never cared much for name brands but I do like to see new places, people, and experiences. Chinatown NYC is one of the first ethnic neighborhoods in the US, located in Lower Manhattan, New York City. We heard that there are plenty of good deals to be had.
I looked up and around the room. Purses, scarves, fake jewelry, and other trinket souvenirs filled every inch of wall space. One of the salesmen approached my sister to see if he could help her find anything in particular. She explained that she came here specifically for an LV bag.
I’ve always had a thing for trees. I’m especially drawn to palm trees. I find gratitude every day in the luxurious view of a Royal Palm blowing in the breeze just outside the bay window of my studio apartment. I feel like a queen with this unique form gracing me with it's presence. As I look to the right, I enjoy an even denser view of more trees in the beautiful Balboa Park.
I’m writing this blog post in effort to think through my own relationship with wine.
I understand that there are readers on both ends of the spectrum- People who believe that Yogis Don’t Drink Alcohol and others who create Yoga and Wine Workshops. Please be open to my commentary and do not judge my vulnerability here nor take offense to any of my observations.
Sarvabhauma is the sanskrit word for universal culture because yoga was meant for the whole of humanity.
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The word “yoga”, in Indian sanskrit, has many meanings, most of which relate to “joining” or “uniting.”
Yoga starts with individual growth, and from there, society and community develop.
B.K.S. Iyengar states in The Tree of Yoga, “If a hundred people are practicing yoga and can be seen to be healthy, then others will begin to ask what they are doing. In this way the numbers are increased and soon there will be another hundred, or two or three hundred.”