Quick Start

I wanted to get this weblog up and running as quickly as possible. The domain registrar sanctioned my domain name — I am really happy that I got something meaningful — and the settings have rippled through the Internet so that PranaJournal.com will bring up this website. I am using Blogger for easy setup. I thought about pMachine or even ExpressionEngine, but they require too much prep work. I had this blog up and running in five minutes while I would need a couple of hours to get pMachine running.

I first became interested in yoga when I was working on my master’s degree about two years ago. I was looking for a means of relieving the stress of pursuing a graduate studies while working full time. I wanted to refresh my mind as well as my body, even though I had started going to the gym to get back some stamina. I played around with it, bought a book for reference and followed a DVD. But I was never able to sustain this interest.

In the past four months, I’ve really stepped up my effort. I’ve started taking yoga classes at TranquilSpace in Washington once a week. I took an Art of Living course. I have intertwined yoga into my daily routine. This has led to a daily practice of pranayama (breathing exercises). I’ve also begun a daily practice of meditation. For the first time in ages, I have no problem failling to sleep at night — I lay my head on the pillow and I am out within 30 seconds. Before I used to toss and turn for what seemed like hours.

What do I want to accomplish with this site? There are some really great resources on the Web about yoga, meditation, spirituality and other truths. I will take the role of a novice feeling his way towards enlightenment and bliss. Supposedly, I will never reach my destination, but the journey will be reported here.