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the Palenque ruins Okay, Okay, so not everyone travels for months.  The funny thing is, no matter how long you are traveling, you start to feel like you are at the end if the time left is less than the time that has come before.  I need to get back to the states

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Yoga Citta Vrtti Nirodha

The second of the yoga sutras, 1.2, translates to "yoga is the effort towards steadying the waves of the mind".  I guess I should say, this is the translation I like best.  Again, there are many interpretations of these simple words but I like this one because of the word effort.  The practice of yoga

So Much to Say, So Much to Do

Latinas mano a mano How often does one see 2 of their best friends arm wrestling?? Now really.  Tulum is a magical place where the strangest things occur.  The retreats went so beautifully I want to give them more time so I will skip over our 2 weeks in Tulum and continue on

February 2011 Twisting Triangle (Parivritta Trikonasana)

After month of lotus (did your knees survive?) and the month before on wheel (how’s your lower back holding up?) I wanted to shift the focus: a standing posture, something that would allow us to work on length and extension, something a little more clean and straightforward. Twisting Triangle (parivritta trikonasana) is the first twist

Getting to Tulum

We have had many more adventures getting to Tulum and I will definitely elaborate soon.  However, for now, the internet connection is slow at best and non-existent most of the time.  That is okay because we are here at Maya Tulum, our home away from home.  We have been greeted with incredible love and warmth

Water slides, Washed Out Roads, and Wrong Fuel

Gorditas de Casitas What Do These Three Things Have in Common? Traveling in Mexico, that is what.  Everything changed when we crossed the border.  Remember the photos of Steven, siphoning and huffing gas in the past post?  Well, Bimbo is a diesel rig. Yeah, I am totally getting the RV lingo down.  On

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Are you into looking at maps?  If you are, here is where we have been so far. Frontera to Tampico on MEX 180 Tampico to Casitas (Costa Esmerelda) Veracruz on one of the worst roads ever Casitas to Catemacos on another of the worst roads ever This is from Mexico on the Road in- http://www.ontheroadin.com/gulfcoast/northerngulfcoast.htm

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What a Long Strange Trip it’s Been

I don't know why the Grateful Dead have popped into my head.  Perhaps it is that this trip feels a bit drug-like.  We have only been in the country of Mexico for 4 days but I am completely overstimulated with beauty, color, noise (I am listening to the sound of many dogs barking, roosters crowing,

Fear, Hope and Crossing the Border

Fear I have been thinking about this for a long time.  Our culture has become ruled by fear.  In yogic philosophy, fear is a form of avidya, clouded perception or misperception.  Fear is a healthy emotion when in the context or real and present danger.  Fear kicks in our fight or flight response,

Crossing the Border

We are still in Austin doing some last minute preparations.  We will travel to South Padre Island tomorrow and spend the night. Friday morning, New Year's Eve, we will be crossing the border at about 8am Central Standard time.  Please send us some good thoughts and love!  More to come.  Next up, photos in Mexico!