Namaste and Sat Nam.
My life is informed by my yoga practice. Ever since I was a child I have been interested in yoga and Eastern philosophy and spirituality. My mother practiced Iyengar yoga and Transcendental Meditation so from a young age I learned by watching her. In high school I found Kundalini Yoga and fell in LOVE with the practice. It is a profoundly healing practice for me; giving me the strength, clarity, discipline and self-knowledge that I so desperately need! I’ve dabbled in all sorts of traditional and post-modern yoga and meditation practices. In 2010 I garnered the nerve to try Ashtanga Yoga (a system that previously intimidated me to no end). The time was right and now I practice in the Mysore style six days a week. I learn so much about myself in this practice. It is a truly amazing experience.
I live in Denver, CO with my husband Thaddeus. When I’m not traveling, making a mess in the kitchen or blogging, I teach Kundalini Yoga, practice Ashtanga Yoga, do Floral Design for weddings and events as well as offering healing bodywork sessions. I love sharing my passion for yoga and a healthy Sattvic lifestyle with all people.
This site is a platform for me to share my thoughts, ideas and practices with others regarding yoga, health, beauty and living a creative, joyful and fulfilling life. Lila functions as part journal, part travel-log, part DIY projects, part health forum, part recipe book, part yoga instruction, part …well …open to whatever the universe wills! Who knows?! It is constantly changing depending on where I am in my life.
Yoga is an inward practice. So the idea of blogging about it is kind of silly I guess. Blogging is inherently narcissistic – to think that other people give a damn about me and my little thoughts!! Ridiculous! In yogic philosophy we learn that the purpose of yoga is to restrain the chatter of the mind-stuff…and yet on this blog I’ll chatter away! Yoga is a practice of surrendering the small self to the big True Self. So the irony is ripe, you see…here I am, little-self me, flapping about with my vrittis (those whirlings of the mind), hoping that someone out there even cares, that someone is intrigued by, interested in, or perhaps even educated by these posts! Ah, to hope! to dream! In all seriousness though, this little me writing is fueled by the real Self, the Sat Nam. From this earnest place of devotion and with my intention to serve, share and connect with my fellow seekers on this path of spiritual progress, I write to you, dear reader.
So with full understanding and acceptance of the irony, absurdity and narcissism of this whole endeavor, I humbly offer myself up to you.
With Love and Gratitude.
Frances Prema Harjeet.