Freetime afterwards, enjoying the peaceful setup of the garden.
Some of us also went to the cliff with all its hustle and bustle of little souvenir shops and restaurants enjoying a freshly brewed coffee or an additional freshly squeezed juice at famous juice shag while using the free wifi available everywhere. Hari prefers to keep his place sacred so no mobile phones or computers allowed on the premise.
Back at 1.30 pm Sheba the second good soul of the house was waiting with here freshly cooked Kerala style Vegan lunch..... mouth watering. The bunch gathered in the tea hut in the garden enjoying this feast for all senses and finishing off with Masala tea and good conversation before the afternoon class started at 4 pm shap.
The class started as almost every day with a few sun salutations to get you warm and ready for asana classes.
Hari is an excellent teacher, giving you the room to explore and get to know your body rather than pushing you beyond your limits. Routine came automatically over time and especially Chris started to forget about his desease and recovered more from day to day.
I advised him also to get some complementary Ayurveda treatments which he evenrually fiddled it in after breakfast.
Ayurveda in Varkala is like Currywurst in Germany. You will find it at every corner and at many price levels. We relied on Haris expertise and his ties to the local community. He recommended Mother Ayurvedic Clinic lead by Mrs Bindu and her husband taking excellent care of you. Well you don't have to expect luxury treatment rooms but what you get is authentic Ayurveda treatments and medicine. Based on Chris precondition a treatment of massage and shirodhara oil forehead treatment was chosen to calm mind and to release toxins.
Well we can for sure not really answer what at the end caused the breakthrough. Was it three weeks of intense Yoga or the Ayurveda treatment or both.... well its not so important.
Important is that I have my buddy Chris back with whom I hope to enjoying many interesting journeys in the years to come.