May 24, 2006

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti

Filed under: India — Chris @ 10:13 am

When your (quite nice but fairly stern) yoga teacher asks you to close your eyes and join him in a Sanskrit (?) prayer, which option is more culturally sensitive?

1) Concentrate on your breathing and keep your mouth shut, or
2) Mumble along semi-phonetically and try to follow the melody.

I’ve been trying Option (2), and I feel like a jackass.


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