Note to self: just wondering

I wonder if I’m the only one who didn’t know the cows, pigs and donkeys wandering the streets of India don’t belong to anyone. I assumed that after wandering around town all day they went home at night.

So, I asked my driver, “Who do these animals belong to?”
“No one”, he replies.
“Really, they are strays?”
“So if I lived here and I decided I wanted to take that nice cow home that would be fine?”

He laughs. “If the cow wanted to go with you, that would be fine…”

About EssentialYoga Studio

Roberta Dell'Anno E-RYT 500, Certified Yoga for Scoliosis Trainer Owner EssentialYoga Studio. Roberta has been practicing yoga since 1988 and teaching yoga since 2004. She has studied extensively under master yoga teachers Patricia Walden, Zoë Stewart, Sri Arun H.S., Elise Browning Miller, and others. She completed a two year Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training program with Sr. Iyengar Teacher, Peentz Dubble in June 2017. Roberta has studied yoga at the Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Memorial Institute in Pune, India during June 2011, February 2014, attended Abhijata's 2-week intensive in Pune, India, December 2016 and BKS Iyengar's Centenary 10-day intensive taught by Prashantji & Geetaji, December 2018. She completed training and certification with Elise Browning Miller as a 'Yoga for Scoliosis' instructor in 2014, completed a 500 hour Hatha Yoga Certification program with AURA Wellness Center in 2005 and is registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500. She has been a Certified Meditation Teacher since June 2007 and an Usui Reiki Practitioner since 1989. The studio provides individual & specialized privates, semi-privates, group private sessions, and yoga workshops. Roberta conducts local and out of town workshops. She specializes in yoga for scoliosis and back care. She uses props to help students and teachers of all levels transform their backbends, twists, standing and seated postures, as well as inversions like sarvangasana (shoulderstand). She also works with individuals who have physical challenges, specifically individuals with Multiple Sclerosis, CMT, Parkinson's Disease, scoliosis, and amputees in private, semi-private and group sessions.​​​
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5 Responses to Note to self: just wondering

  1. Jan says:

    Just don’t eat the cow. Sacred and all that.

  2. Jen says:


    Witold sent me the link to your blog. We are both here! How are you getting video on your blog? Mine keeps failing every time I do it. Not sure if it’s my connection or something else.

    • hi Jen, I upload it to youtube. then I click share and copy the ’embed’ code. I go back to wordpress and paste the embed code into the blog 🙂 Are you in India? If so I would like to say hi to you both in person 🙂
      Om shanti,

    • Richard Hudak says:

      Vodpod is a surefire way to get video onto WordPress. There are also documented shortcuts [video=url] for embedding video on the WordPress blog.

      The anthropologist Marvin Harris gives a materialist (some would say Marxist) view of why cows are allowed to roam freely. (Hint: it’s about the dung.)

      Click to access Indias-sacred-cow.pdf

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