I had a fun trip home last weekend. My grand baby, Vivian, had a wonderful 1st birthday party that we all enjoyed!
It was an interesting experience to reconnect with my life away from the Bahamas. I noticed and felt very grateful for the many luxuries that I usually take for granted at home.
I also noticed that in general I had more patience at the airport, in traffic, as a passenger and while driving with others in the car who vocalize and give ‘back seat driving’ directives:)
I have definitely turned my usual high speed self down a notch. It was an interesting observation to see so many others’ faces reflecting fluster, stress and even anger, especially at the airport.
The respite at home felt good to me, and I loved my Vivi time, holding her and watching her have so much fun at her party. It was so great to see family and friends at the party.
My return after two days had me seated to a nice gentleman on the flight, who recently retired from the military. He was taking his whole family to the Bahamas for some bonding and fun. The chat made the flight go by very quickly, and it set the stage for the whole week.
June 21st was declared by the U.N. as International Day of Yoga, and we are celebrating the occasion with a special event here that I helped organize. 75-100 people will be coming to the island for yoga class, a talk about Yoga and a Healthy Lifestyle, a brief tour and history of the Ashram and then a luncheon.
Countries worldwide are celebrating yoga on June 21st. It has been fun to be a part of the organization and preparations here for the event. We have partnered with the High Commission of India, Kingston, Jamaica, the Indian community in Nassau and the State Bank of India, Nassau to host the day.
Simultaneously, there is a big yoga festival on Nassau for the weekend, and one of our senior staff is a presenter.
It has mostly been fun to coordinate, and I’ve received good cooperation from so many here.
Karma yogis (volunteers basically), like me, will be greeting the local guests, providing boat trips back and forth to the island, hanging banners, shooting video and photographs, setting up the yoga platforms, prepping, cooking the food and cleaning up, providing children’s activities and children’s yoga, giving talks, running the sound system, teaching yoga and assisting with adjustments in the class, emceeing the event, and the list goes on and on of tasks needing to be done.
Just as the conversation on the airplane quickened the flight time for me, so has the good cooperation I have received made this week fly by.
I’ve been to yoga every day, and I’ve been better about taking ‘nature call’ breaks. No beach time this week, but next week I plan to focus on getting in the ocean!
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Next week, I will give some updates on my herbs, teas and supplements prescribed by KP Khalsa. Until then -
Sending you Love from the Bahamas,
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