sugar cane transportDriving along the highway I see a truck filled with what I think is sugarcane sticking out everywhere on all sides of the truck.

Me: Is that sugarcane Vikram?

Vikram: Yes.

Me: Does it taste good?

Vikram: Yes.

Me: Is it sweet?

Vikram: Yes.


Vikram: Do you want some?

Me: Yes

Vikram: Get some.

Me: How?

Vikram: Pull it off the truck.

Me: Should I?

Vikram: Yes.

I hang out of the car window and motion to the woman sitting in the cab of the truck. She sees me stretching toward the sugarcane.  I point to it, she shakes her head yes.

I stretch, grab, but it doesn’t break.

I stretch, grab, reach, bend, hold on, as the truck and car move together. It resists, I hold on.  Success!

I wave to the woman, she shakes her head.  I peel the cane with my teeth. It’s good and sweet.


About EssentialYoga Studio

Roberta has been practicing yoga since 1988 and has been teaching yoga since 1994. She has trained under master yoga teachers Swami Padmananda, Patricia Walden, Manouso Manos, Father Joe Pereira, Zoë Stewart, Karin Stephan, Liz Owen and others. She continues to study with her Iyengar teachers, Patricia Walden and Peentz Dubble. Roberta has studied yoga at the Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Memorial Institute in Pune, India during June 2011, February 2014 and attended Abhijata's intensive in Pune, India December 2016. Roberta is currently enrolled in Peentz Dubble's two year Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training Program. Additionally, Roberta completed training and certification with Elise Browning Miller as 'Yoga for Scoliosis' instructor. She completed a 500 hour Hatha Yoga Certification program with AURA Wellness Center and is registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500. She has been a Certified Meditation Teacher since June 2007 and has been an Usui Reiki Practitioner since 1989. Roberta's Personal Practice Philosophy: Health issues have changed and deepened my practice. You will see many photos of me using a variety of props. On days I don't feel well, instead of saying, "I can't practice today", Iyengar Yoga has taught me to say, "How can I practice today".
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2 Responses to Sugarcane

  1. edspyhill01 says:

    In Thailand we would buy sugar cane stalks and chew them down. They had that just-right sweetness.

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