eating sushi in india :: day 23 :: last day in Mysore

 
A photo from my first full day in Mysore :: shopping at the Devaraja Market on January 1, 2019

A photo from my first full day in Mysore :: shopping at the Devaraja Market on January 1, 2019

What does a yoga dropout like me do on the last day? Sleep in and skip practice, that’s what. It wasn’t intentional. My plan was to go, to finish on a high note, but after getting a phone call at 3am I was awake for a bit and by the time 4:30 am rolled around, I knew I was still quite tired and probably not in the best shape to get up and wait for over an hour in that queue one last time.

The rest of the day was a low key. Since tomorrow is will likely be a pretty long travel day - 12 hours, thereabouts - this was probably for the best. I started the day having coffee in the new outdoor lounge at Anokhi Garden, catching up on things like backing up my photos, posting videos to YouTube and updating my Instagram stories. I didn’t blog every day like I’d thought, but I did get into the habit of creating daily stories, which I’ve been enjoying doing. Later I bought a pair of harem pants (for the beach, I told myself), dropped off the books I’d finished at Depth ‘n Green and had one last double Americano (my favorite), and then packed up everything I brought and bought.

Some of the books I read while traveling and am leaving behind in Mysore. I haven’t enjoyed reading this much in literally  years . Feels good to get back in the habit.

Some of the books I read while traveling and am leaving behind in Mysore. I haven’t enjoyed reading this much in literally years. Feels good to get back in the habit.

Werner (the owner) and Hannah (one of the guests staying here, a really lovely woman from the UK) both enjoy practicing with Vinay at Prana Vashya Yoga. Hannah is doing the intensive, with practice sessions in the morning and evening. The evening focuses on backbending; the morning looks to be similar to the Ashtanga primary series, but seems to be modified for each student based on their needs. Werner practices there often and likes all of the instructors. Hannah also has nothing but good things to say about the intensive she’s doing - the classes aren’t at all overcrowded, she’s received plenty of individual guidance from the teachers, and she’s been quite happy with the program overall. If I were to come back for the yoga that’s one I might look into.

The day ended Zen Kitchen, with Werner and Lea from Switzerland. Tonight we swapped stories about concerts - our first concert, favorite concerts - and music we enjoy listening to today.

Tomorrow? Goa!