In Fall 2016, I have spent one month in Mysore where I have practice Hatha yoga with Srinath who has leanrt at Iyengar Institue in Pune.
Everyday, we started the practice at 6am. Someday, I felt a lot of energy, someday my body was sore, but I’ve never doubt about the benefits of it and I would never give up.
In Mysore, I have also followed Ayurvedic training with doctor Chitra Mysore Ayurveda. She taught me about ayurvedic nutrition and marma therapy. Marma therapy is accupressure on marma points. Marma points are located on the body where concentrated of prana are located.
For me, the only downside of Mysore is that there are a lot of Western yogi coming to practice at Pattabhi Jois Institute located in Gokulam. So, Gokulam is more expensive than the oter places I have been in India and, some days, I didn’t really feel in India anymore. The good side is that there are a lot of Western style restaurants and shops that allow you to have some safe raw food and to take a break from Indian food.
My favorite addresses in Mysore (Golukam neighborhood):
- Tina’s cafe
- Anokhi Garden
- Chakra House
- Depth and Green
- Green Leaf
- Kushi Cafe
- Organic shop:
- Green shop
- Dathu (also a restaurant)
- Silver Nest (beautiful mala and jewlery)
- Earth Loaf Chocolate (organic raw and fair trade chocolate. David and Angelika have launched this amazing projet and the chocolate is amazing! Sold in most organic stores)
- Flaunt salon (beauty salon. I had hair cut and pedi/manicure. Very good service and super clean. Love it! )