Friday, March 06, 2009
We cannot exercise outside in Hajipur. Locals would gape at us and laugh. The streets are crowded with traffic and sewage. Without exercise, I am at high risk for takeover by my dark side.
Anne and Othman hired a local yoga instructor to come to our house. He gives them lessons three times per week at 6:30 am. The only words of English he knows are “relax” and “leg.” The rest of the lesson is in Hindi. I tried some sessions, but I find that the stress from the language barrier outweighs the benefit of yoga. I’ve been jumping rope instead.