Archive | March, 2009

Mumbai Mirror interviews EndlessBender!

Thanks to Riddhi Wallia, Proprietor of PR boutique, Mirabilis Inc (and fellow yogi) who plugged my worldwide challenge, the Mumbai Mirror picked up my EndlessBender story and ran it in their Sunday 29th March edition. Nilanjana Nag, correspondent for the Mumbai Mirror, interviewed me for the article. Nicely done Nilanjana!. You can download the article […]

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26 Magical Asanas

After a particular hard class one day, I walked out of the studio and looked into the eyes of Rajesh Jain, sitting in a pool of sweat, also recovering from the torture chamber. I was drawn to him so I sat down, introduced myself and was touched to hear his story. It gives me inspiration […]

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Manori Island Getaway

After a few weeks of the hustle and bustle of Mumbai life, Akhil promised us a little getaway with his extended family to Manori Island. To get there we zig zagged on rickshaw through the quaint Versova Fishing Village, caught a ferry to Madh Island then set off on a mostly airborne bus ride to […]

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Over the hump!

Since arriving in Mumbai my classes have been down or sideways with the occasional up day. It’s been the most challenging challenge so far but I’m still managing some breakthroughs! A few days ago in class,  (Bikram Yoga teacher/manager at Mumbai) urged me to reach down and grab my heals in Ustrasana (Camel Pose), something […]

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Beachside at Juhu, Mumbai

My first venture onto the beach in Mumbai drew conflicting emotions, alien from any I expected and typically feel – I love the beach and if I don’t visit regularly I go a little stir crazy until I throw myself into the clear blue to be cleansed and invigorated once again. It was shortly after […]

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Happy Holi – Festival of Colour

I was up so early this morning I had to wake the rickshaw driver, sound asleep on the back seat. He wasn’t exactly pleased but with no other Rickshaw in sight, I flashed a smile, wished him happy Holi and we were off, bumping along through the peaceful pre-dawn haze, empty roads before us, sleeping […]

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Mumbai Yogis – Truly inspiring!

I mentioned in my Lost in Mumbai post, that 30 Yogis have joined me in the 30 Day Challenge at Bikram Yoga Mumbai. Well I was wrong, a whopping 53 have put their names down! Rowena, Ben and Maddy (Mumbai Bikram teachers) told me my journey inspired a lot of them to sign up and […]

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Through the Gateway

After a midday Friday class I tucked into 3 scrambled eggs and a side of baked beans (sorry but it was only my 3rd western style meal since Australia) then Ben & Maddy (Bikram teachers at Mumbai), Andrea (Bikram teacher visiting from Vancouver) and I jumped in dueling ricskhaws and galloped towards the train station, […]

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lost in Mumbai, India

I watched “Slum Dog Millionaire” a few weeks before leaving Australia hoping it would give me an insight into what was waiting for me in India and Mumbai in particular. I walked out of the cinema quivering a little inside and sporting a nervous grin, “yeah I’ll be OK, it’s just a movie right?” Well […]

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