7 things I will NOT do in India
1.- Drink the water, here is why
2.- Talk negatively about any school of yoga. I rather speak positively, I am a believer in the power of words, they are spells, the cleaner the vocabulary the better. Furthermore, hey I think I will only speak positively about it all.
3.- Beg for a pose. This might be hard, but I pledge to surrender
4.- Stay up late. Which will not be a stretch, I kind of go to bed pretty early every day. Do you? What time?
5.- Pay enormous amounts of money for a Vedic astrology reading. I found that the guy next to Santosha (they have no website but it is a brunch place near the shala with great food) was exactly right on what he predicted when I went to him 2 years ago, and it was only 500 Rps, or about 12 dollars, compared to the going rate of 100 for the featured astrologer in fashion on those days.
6.- Go on safari or anything exotic with that kind of "ring" to it
7.- Wonder too far from Gokulam. Not that I would not want to, I would actually love to see everything, travel around, visit Chennai (Sivanadan's Asrham) Goa, the Dali Lama's residence, Varanasi, or the city of death, and more, but it is unlikely I will have that much time. I suppose all these cities go on the post of things I would like to do when in Shiva's country!
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