Gracie couldn’t believe her eyes. The closest thing that she could relate to when looking around the streets of Yoga*Land, was her favorite childhood game, Candy Land, except that in the game there were many colors. In Yoga*Land, everything was pink. There were gold and silver accents, but pretty much, things were definitely pink. What amazed Gracie was that she wasn’t wearing pink when she was back in her room, before they left. She was wearing lemon yellow pajamas which had somehow been transformed into pink pajamas. Ganesha explained that the word ‘pajama’ was actually an old Persian word that came into the Hindi/Urdu languages, meaning a garment that is worn on the legs. Gracie’s yellow pajamas had turned color to not only a nice pale pink, but had become quite exotic, looking like the clothing she had often seen worn by people from India. Ganesha explained further that Yogi’s wear pajamas to practice Yoga so as to allow free movement, and Gracie had to admit that her Yoga*Land pajamas were certainly more comfortable than the ones she was wearing before she and Ganesha flew out of sight down the pink tunnel to Yoga*Land. A few moments later she found herself inside the Catalog Shoppe, was invited to sit on a pink cushioned stool at a pink counter and handed a delicious glass of pink lemonade. She turned the tab that read ‘Houses’. There were so many houses from which to choose. Round ones, square ones, ones that looked like bird cages; pagodas; tree houses; cupcakes-yes, there was a house that looked like a cupcake; Victorian houses; castles; shoes (like in the fairytale). It took quite a while, so she was grateful for the lemonade and also relieved that Ganesha had loads of patience. Finally, on page 313, she found it. The house that she had often seen in her dreams. It was a standard two story house, with hearts and crystals and ribbons. And in the picture was Musika perched on the roof eating a piece of pink cheese. The minute Gracie saw it, she pointed to it and said, “This is it!” In a flash, Musika jumped out of the picture and onto Gracie’s left shoulder. “Good choice my dear”, the little mouse said. “I had a feeling that would be the one so I just waited for you.” Gracie would never get used to the fact that the little mouse could just turn up anywhere. Ganesha clapped his hands, all six of them, to call the attendant. “Gracie will take this house.” He politely ordered. And in two minutes out came the attendant with a small package. It contained all of the pieces for Gracie’s house, except that it was very small. “Go ahead, put it together. All of the parts are there, and you can furnish it and decide where you want it to go when you’re finished”, Ganesha assured her because she had quite a quizzical look on her face.
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Author, Speaker and Visionary, Acharya Sri Khadi Madama is the recipient of the Jewel of India Award, in New Delhi in 2009. You may visit her website at www.yourstrulyyogatv.com