The ‘Galley’ is the kitchen of the boat, and it means ‘cooking range or cooking room on a ship’, it dates from 1750. They used to have a separate part on the boat for cooking, because back then, boats were made completely from wood and where there was a kitchen, there was fire. Our kitchen is made from wood, but we will have an induction cooktop, so it is probably not a big problem, the rest of the boat is steel. With rust. A little bit less now! Because we worked our way through, and now we only have the fridge to remove, the kitchen wall, cabinets in the salon and the cabinets in the bedroom. We made progress, and I was surprised by myself what I could do in a couple of days.
For the first time, I made a video about the progress where I give some comments! I’ve noticed I really like to do this. Not only to share and keep everybody updated, although I like that part too and people can see the boat from the inside, but also to keep us motivated. Editing the videos and commenting on it, is like a confirmation of the progress and motivates to make another video to document the transformation of LIV. Below you find the three videos from the last week with the updates (for the playlist you can click here).
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As I write this, it is 21:30, Peter just got home from working on the bus (Stoked), and it is still hot outside! (He is very sweaty haha). We are going to watch a movie and eat ice cream to celebrate our progress and me surviving the heatstroke ;).
Tomorrow, I don’t do my practice and there is no Mysore, so I can sleep in. It is New Moon, and although science has different outcomes on the effects on humans, it is traditional in the practice, and I see it as a lovely day of rest! I usually can’t sleep during Full or New Moon. I have been practicing my jump through and back, floating, and backbends, not only during practice, but also during the day, and my muscles are happy to get a break. It is an interesting process though. I feel somewhat scared to lift my weight over my hands on the ground, so the shoulders are over the fingertips and the hips are above the shoulders with the legs cross-legged. It is like doing a handstand, but then you lift your legs with control and stay in balance, also when you get down. It is a beautiful transition from one pose to another, it brings an equal flow to the sequence. It can take years to fully master this, but as I said in the last video, if I have a goal, I will go for it. Also with this process, it takes time, but I already experience progress even after only focusing on this for a couple of days. It was really an interesting week I realize now when I write about it. I am so happy I can welcome new students to my classes and to help them in their practice, the conversations I have with them show me in many ways this is a very fulfilling way of work, and living. I am very grateful that I can do this. I want to write much more about it, but it is good for now. Next week I will make time to elaborate.