It was my first time in an ayurvedic clinic and Kerala, and honestly, I didn’t know what to expect. I tried some yoga before, did some meditation, but I never went deeply into that. For that reason, I decided to attend all classes at Kairali (yoga, praying, meditation, cooking) to be able to give myself a chance to really experience something new.
The first day at Kairali began with a sunrise yoga. My previous yoga classes experiences were nothing to do with pleasure and relaxation, they were rather with reaching goals and pain. And I thought it was normal.
That morning at Kairali totally changed my perception of yoga practices. There, at the yoga ground, I saw different women, of different age, body shape, race, physical state. They were all about the same thing – love and acceptance of themselves. I was watching them and I felt that “now and here”. There was no yesterday and tomorrow, no one hour ago nor dinner in the evening. We were all in the same moment and felt it. There was no need to reach results, it was all about the process and it was amazing.
Photographer: Vitaliy Pototskiy
Location: Kerala, India