Christmas Cheer from Thailand
Posted December 25, 2008on:
Feels strange. Doesn’t really feel like Christmas, which is kind of nice. If we were in Japan, hubby and I would be working. Yet, there is a little sadness that I’m not with family in the UK.
We headed out to the mountains to see some waterfalls. There were elephants treks there. Obviously, we didn’t take one as it is cruel. I did see one of the handlers hit one of the elephants with a stick for wandering off track slightly and I nearly burst into tears. The elephants look very sad. I hoped my face spoke to them as they sauntered passed me. I just wanted to set them free amongst the trees.
Animals are not here for our entertainment.
Animals are not here to be eaten.
The usual – spiralina and coconut, banana
After our climb to the waterfall, we happily drank coconut water and then munched on the meat
Green salad for dinner.
Really not that hungry today.
Was raining this morning, so the heat was different in the shala. More humid and my practice was great. Absolutely loved being on the mat. The pranayama session, just before the asana practice felt more connected. My breath was reaching places it didn’t normally reach. My concentration was deeper -and it continued right into the asana flow.
Always reaching a new level in a pose, and enjoying the opening of the body. How slow can I take the breath? How far can the body open? How much can I lift my heart?
Learning as always.
Am lucky to have such great teachers.
Will download photos tomorrow. Share some of the magic I am surrounded by.
Am reading The Secret – perfect way to lead into 2009.
Enjoy your Christmas everyone.
Hugs to Suvine (you sexy raw girl).