Thursday, May 28, 2009


Lady's hit me like a tonne of bricks and with the worst possible timing: I'm teaching four classes today. I practised 30 minutes of restorative yoga before heading to my noon class and it did help (along with a couple of Tylenol). But I'm still feeling wretched. My plan for the rest of the afternoon is to lay around and rest in hopes that I'll be energetic for an evening of teaching.

On a happier note, it's raining out - pouring, actually. This is my absolute favourite weather for sitting around and reading a good book, so I'm delighted! Bring on the chai and a cozy blanket!


Michelle said...

And which book would you be reading Kai?

Kaivalya said...

A better question would be, what book am I *not* reading! ;-) I've been devouring about two books per week lately. The last two were: 'The End of Overeating' by Dr. David Kessler and 'Give Peace a Chance' by Joan Athey.

Kesslers book is mostly about the strategies food manufacturers use to make food 'irresistable' and how human biology (a craving for formerly scarce commodies salt, sugar and fat) play into this. He also talks about how the brain responds to rewards.

Athey's book is about John Lennon and Yoko Ono's 1969 'Bed-in for Peace' documented through the photographs of Gerry Deiter, a fashion photographer who was so affected by the experience that he dedicated the rest of his life to the peace movement. It's full of essays written by people who attended the bed-in. Fascinating!