U is for ujjayi

"Breathe in through the nose. Breathe out through the nose." These simple sentences are my yoga teacher's constant mantra during class. In yoga, this nasal breathing technique is called ujjayi (उज्जायी). Like most yoga terms, ujjayi traces its origin to Sanskrit, the ancient language of India. Ujjayi literally means "victorious breath." The technique improves oxygenation … Continue reading U is for ujjayi

The gardens of Hiranandani Gardens

Brian and I live in a suburb of Mumbai called Powai, home to a large integrated township called Hiranandani Gardens. True to its name, the area has several large gardens (parks, for the US folks). These gardens have similar features to US parks: walking paths, large grassy knolls, lush foliage, and play parks for children, … Continue reading The gardens of Hiranandani Gardens