Yoga adventures in Dharamsala
“Vinyasa is like these mala beads here,” the yoga instructor said, holding up a set of Hindu prayer beads, “Think of each bead as an asana. Your breath is like the string tying them all together. People so often focus on the static poses when it’s the transitions into and out of the postures that really count.” I thought about this concept—not just as it applied to my yoga practice, but as it applied to my entire time in India. We so often focus on the destination, building a travel itinerary that jumps from one world heritage site to another, giving little thought to how we get there or what we do along the way.