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This Is Where I Meditate

The idea to start this blog came to me to share a little bit of my personal life. I was a little hesitant to start with because I already run a blog (in Japanese) which I update nearly everyday and was not sure if I had time and also things to write about. Then I thought, here I will share my personal life which I don't necessarily share with my family and friends.

Outside yoga classes, I lead my life as a 'normal person' 95 % of the time. This means there are things I don't necessarily talk about, sort of things which would kill the conversation. Well, I thought it would be nice to write about these things.

I may disappoint some of my students because I really don't lead austere yogi life. Some of you may find me too normal or even boring. But hopefully more of you will find it amusing. (Once I met one of my students at Sainsburys' till. She saw my trolley and said 'I'm glad to see you buying mince pies!' Yes, yoga teachers eat normal things.)

So today's picture is my shrine at home. This is quite a new addition to my living room. I visited Shirdi Sai Baba's temple in Wembley with my daughter in spring this year and was given these clothes by the priest. Almost next day the idea to make an altar came to me and this is now called 'the shrine' by my teenage children.

Atsuko's shrine

I meditate every morning in front of this.

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