Archive | February, 2009

Grand day at the Palace

Sawatdee Khrap! At last I’m up early, out onto the dusty pavement, a quick stop for half a chopped pineapple and on route to the much anticipated Royal Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha). One could idle a day away staring in wonderment at the architecture, statues, and grounds but […]

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short days, long sleepless nights

A bout of insomnia lingers. I’ve done my best to kick it but each night my soul takes my restless conscious for a ride. It’s hungry for experience as much as I and if I don’t feed it enough during the day I’ll pay for it after midnight. I lie in the heat, drawing as […]

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elephant

What a magic sight it is seeing an elephant in the street, especially a baby one! I’d just ordered a meal off my favourite Ari street vendor and was about to secure my table (not that easy at this outdoor venue I can assure you) and then I saw her right across the street! I […]

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Peaceful day on the Chao Phraya

After 2 weeks of cityscape I felt the need for open space. A frolic in Suan Lumphini park brought a gentle smile but I what I longed for probably had something to do with my diet. Fish – more species and tastes I could possibly name and all swimming happily around in my belly… fresh, […]

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“One on One” with Pranayama

Sorry but Bikram has asked for the “One on One” series to be taken offline. This is because by the end of the 12 months I will have covered all postures in the series and some people may try and link these together to perform a class rather than just appreciate them for what they […]

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My ‘hood – Ari

Not enough photo’s? Ok I get the message. Here are a few of my lovely neighborhood “Ari” in Bangkok. From my home (well it’s Jesse’s, I’m just renting a room) I have a short 5min walk to Ari station, then 5 stops on the BTS Skytrain to Siam station, then another short walk to the […]

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The steam room beckons

You would have heard the saying “one step forward, two steps back” but in the Bikram world it’s more like “two steps forward, one step back” and that’s where I am about now. Oh the hips and what is going on with my right knee? Thanks for the offer of a tissue but I’m serious, […]

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morning glory

12:35pm The open air restaurant spills onto sidewalk chaos, lunch time hustle and bustle in full swing, noisy tuk tuks and motorbikes battle with taxis and minibuses and yet… it’s so peaceful. I try and lift my comatose frame out of the cane chair but nothing, everything in slow motion… I’ve gone and done it […]

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What’s this second set of Tree business?

I feel like a million Baht after the 10am class today with Rich Nichols (Regional Bikram Yoga Teaching Manager). It’s the 2nd class of Rich’s I’ve taken in my 3 days in Bangkok and I’ve already had a breakthrough. Rich phoned me last night to go over a few issues he guessed were giving me […]

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A little Bikram magic

Talk about funny moments while traveling – this was my first laugh once my feet flip flopped from the airport bus into the heart of a surprisingly clean, Bangkok city. A friendly long haired face follows me off the bus and as we stand contemplating where to find coffee on this early Sunday morning he […]

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