In exactly 30 days I'm scheduled to visit Chennai, India for a month, where I'll participate in the "Heart of Yoga" class at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. This isn't my first trip outside of the U.S. but somehow India feels different for me. I'm a bit nervous about this visit. Perhaps it's partly anticipation. In many ways, I've been working up to this trip for the last 5 years. It's taken a few different forms and had a couple of false starts. But ticket in hand, registration complete, immunizations started and VISA application on the way, this is the closest I've come so far.
So far the process has not been without its snags, frustrations and ambiguities. This blog is in part a way for me to keep my thoughts organized and my feelings in check. And in part, it's to share the experience with friends and family, as well as those who plan to visit India anytime soon.
So here I go.