Ashtanga4Life is another recent visitor to Mysore with a series of photos & blog posts providing a glimpse of the Gokulam experience :
" A huge part of practicing Ashtanga yoga in Mysore, India is centered around the locals and yoga tourists who live in Gokulam.
Mysore is a fairly large city, and Gokulam is the section of it where the Sri K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga institute is located.
From the coffee & chocolate man, to the sweet shop, cows, rickshaws and coconuts, here’s what you can expect to see if you travel to Mysore to practice Ashtanga yoga.
Eventually, he ( Sharath on what it meant to become more spiritual ) just told us. I wish I had written down exactly what he said, but his basic message was that becoming spiritual means changing yourself.
It means learning to keep the focus on the internal world while turning away from the distraction and struggle of trying to change the external one all the time. Surrender. Accept. Change comes from this. "