Friday, December 06, 2013
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Right now, I really wonder, why it's sometimes so difficult to start a yoga practice. As soon as I was on my mat it was great. I practiced primary 'only'.
I've still 2 injuries that causes pain. In the US I fell from a step in a house. Most accidents happen at home. My upper feet still hurts when I do Marichyasana B.
And my knee is still not healed. Yesterday I wanted to make the bed a bit, I went on my knees on the soft mattress, yet I couldn't stand it. Aua, aua, it's still so painful. I have to be patient.
My shoulders are OK again.
Tonight we'll go to a Christmas market. It's located where the Air yoga shala is. We can check if it's dangerous to get there or not. If all is OK I consider to practice at Air in Cape Town during the second part of our stay. This would be cool.
Today I have to practice, I have to.....and I want to.
We would have missed something if we weren't at that Café Africa. They offered a true African menu. It was excellent. I guess it was for tourists, which is OK.
My job here is to plan the evenings: today we'll go to a Christmas market.
And now: ekam - inhaling........
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
I sleep till 7am. I stroll around, take pictures. I organize where to eat out at night with my E. Life is relaxing.
Yesterday I worked on my website, when I looked up it was late afternoon. I ordered a Mediterranean platter for the room. A colleague was so enthusiastic about eating in the hotel room. If one has NO TIME at all, it's great, yet I have time. I prefer to eat out, I prefer to see people.
Today I found a tiny restaurant with even vegan food. I won't starve. South Africa has best food and best wines. I know, life is not all about eating. So I've some plans today: Where is my camera??? Next to me, of course.
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
We took a cab to get to the restaurant. The cab driver from our posh hotel seemed to be surprised what places we know. :) Ha, it was a recommendation from someone from Cape Town. We loved to eat where the locals eat. A bit late we returned to the hotel. We're glad that our vacation has just started. It was not the last time that we were there. The music, the food, the atmosphere, we loved everything there.
The waiter ordered a cab driver for us at night. We love to talk to everybody. The cab driver acknowledged what I felt when strolling around downtown. The criminal rate went down in Cape Town. 7 years ago it was a more dangerous city than it is now. Nevertheless the clerks of the hotel advised us to take care of our belongings. My handbag shall be closed. It's better to have my camera around my neck.
She shops downtown with the fancy clothes often have an iron bars at the entrance and it is locked. If one wants to enter the clerks open it. This shows me that everybody takes care.
People here are all very very friendly. It's easy to have a conversation. This makes it easy to love to be here.
Monday, December 02, 2013
Cape Town has a new fan. It's a lively, colorful city with very friendly people. And It's summer time.
Breakfast at L'Aperol.
Observing street life.
And I found my way back to the hotel.
Time to keep exploring this corner of the world.
There are 2 Ashtanga yoga studios here that offer Mysore classes early at the morning (6:30) and many other yoga studios, too. What a luxury.
One Ashtanga yoga shala is in 40 min walking distance from the place where we stay, the other one in 20 min walking distance. It's not recommended to walk, as there is often no sidewalk, google mat told us.
40 min would be too long for me to walk, yet I could take a cab. They are affordable.
Yesterday night before bedtime we looked up the places. Both areas, where the yoga studios are located didn't look so inviting. I know that this is a projection. Thoughts about future events are just thoughts. My feeling is that Cape Town is much less dangerous than 7 years ago, when I've been here the last time. Nevertheless, we don't know.
We decided that I practice in the hotel this week. And next week, when E is on holiday, too, he can go with me. This is surely safer than walking so early in the morning alone to a shala.
It's his holiday then and I know that he loves to sleep in. I'll go perhaps once, just out of curiosity. The hotel room is so beautiful, it invites to practice here.
My situation has changed. 8 years ago, I taught myself the second half of the first series. I wanted to go to any teacher who could correct me. I was so greedy to learn something
I've a teacher in Munich. I'm no more so dependent to get feed-back from a teacher somewhere in the world.
Sunshine here. It's summer time. I had a coffee already. This woke me up. I guess I'll take a shower now, then I'll go out and I'll search a nice breakfast cafe. There are so many here. I'll write my journal, will read a bit and then I'll try to capture some moments here.