Guruji has referred to family as the 7th series (the ashtanga system has 6 series of asana). With my newborn, the asana practice has taken a back seat. Ashtanga continues to be my practice, though I see the mat infrequently these days. I hope to start updating on my evolving practice and how it fits in with my expanded family.
Sunday morning attendance at the shala would give the impression that everyone vacates Philly on summer weekends. That is probably pretty close to accurate. But those of us who stick around get to see a beautiful side to the city. This morning on my bike ride to SYS, I saw light little clouds hovering around the tops of the skyscrapers on our skyline. The sun was already getting strong enough at 7am to begin to burn them off. And an afternoon walk around the Azalea Garden and the museum revealed many gorgeous blooms.