Kadama 21: Sorry, I want that Sari
Trip Start Jul 12, 2012
71Trip End Dec 01, 2012
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To bring you all up to speed with my life, I bought my first Sari yesterday! Four of us girls met with Sandy (An Indian student on campus) and she took us to Lingampally which is a small town about 15 minutes away from campus. This town truly was what you expect when you think "India". She took us to Sundeep which is a Sari shop and we followed her up the stairs into another area of the “store”.
After a wonderful day of shopping, I traveled to Telugu University for a dance performance featuring the main act, my yoga instructor! She has been trained in Devadasi, meaning “servant of god”, which is a dance performed in temples. The performance consisted of four lengthy dances all with different meanings towards different gods. Her facial expressions, makeup, hand and footwork, and her singing were beautiful and very elaborate.
This morning, I went to my yoga class and entered a deep meditation. I am slowly learning how to control my breathing through yoga, however, my asthma sometimes gets the best of me. At lunch I had French fries which made my day! Homemade, skinny French fries could make any American visiting India the happiest person in the world.
Tonight I worked out to Insanity with Lizzie, Emmy, and Nina on the back terrace of Tagore. I am taking advantage of the healthy, unprocessed food, everyday cardio through biking and walking, and dance/yoga classes to sculpt my body. When I get home, I will be a completely different person, inside and out. It is time to get serious about my health and I will do it with a smile. No pain, no gain!
Until next time, take care!
P.S. - I am spending my birthday (August 15th) in Bangalore! I will be leaving Tuesday, August 14th and returning to Hyderabad on Tuesday, August 20th.