Saturday, May 3, 2008

The Skeptic Yogi - A parallel universe of yogic consciousness

While in Pune I noticed traffic suddenly appearing from a website called - Itsallaboutyoga. Its a blog created by Diane Cesa, a yoga therapist in New York. It opened my eyes to the world of yoga blogs by several yogis like me, including Diane. She had listed my blog on her site along with many other yoga blogs. The link that caught my eye first was called Skeptic Yogi. I launched in to this site. Its a blog by a native of Canada living in Northern California, Caren McGill. She moved to Mountain View, CA two years ago and it seems like sometime in 2007 discovered yoga. She is on an amazing path of self transformation. She is in India right now blogging her journey of experiencing India and yoga as we speak.

I had an immediate connection with her blog and what she was writing about. She had recently witnessed the slaughtering of a goat at a Kali temple in Calcutta and was horrified. I put a comment on her blog explaining why. She immediately responded and that started a series of email exchanges. Just as she had, I had moved to Mountain View, CA from Canada but back in 1987 to start my career. I am reminded of the California lifestyle, the sunshine, the green gardens, the fruit and palm trees, the pool, beaches, the parties, the friends, and the high tech capital of the world - Silicon Valley. And I was only 22 and felt like my whole life was ahead of me. The day I arrived I commented that I was in wonderland and this is where I got a start in life to build my dreams and aspirations.

It seems like Caren and I are on a parallel path of yogic transformation. We were both in India at the same time suffering the heat but simultaneously absorbing all that is so rich and wonderful about India. She is wrapping up her journey to India in another week and hopes to return with a fresh start in life. She tells me despite the heat, the dust, the chaos and filth, deep down she knows she will return to India again.

So please visit her blog and experience her wonderful, funny, deep but light hearted journey as a yogi. There are so many of us living in this parallel universe of yogic consciousness. Her blog is a must read for yogis and wanna be yogis. Its a must read for anyone visting India for the first time to discover all it has to offer. Caren's blog has touched my heart. I hope it will do the same for you. Visit Skeptic Yogi.


The yogi


The Skeptic Yogi said...

Thank you so much for the kind words and the mention on your wonderful blog!! I'm home now, and I've spent the last few days in bed recovering from taxing two day flight back home!

Its been such a pleasure chatting with you and reading your wonderful blog!!

Keep up the brillant writing!


Theyoginme said...

You're welcome. Hope you recover soon and write some more about your trip to India. Awaiting to read more posts on your blog!