Yesterday was quiet. The new moon was out so there was no practice in the shala. Mike and I slept in until 6am and took the day very slowly. I made a lunch date with a friend from home and we went to the Metropol for lunch, what a treat! It was down right luxurious. My friend said that when India gets to be too much, she retreats there. Now I know why, not a yoga student in sight. Mike then came and sat with us a while. Tomorrow is my 28th birthday! I know there is some cosmic wisdom about Saturn returning, if anyone out there is up on the details I’d love to hear them. My best friend presented me with a birthday card to open only on the 22nd, and shockingly I have waited. I can’t wait to open it. We are going to the Mysore Palace today. Time is moving so quickly. I have been reading a book from the Ramakrisha Ashram, called Common Sense about Yoga by Swami Pavitrananda. Love, Love, and More Love.