After I had developed some pain in the knees, I had almost stopped walking. I went swimming every day and walked only a kilometer or two once in a way. The orthopaedists whom I consulted said “reduce walking and climbing but continue the Yoga exercises.” But then, I noticed that the knees twisted considerably while performing 'Padmaasana' and as a trial, stopped Padmaasana for a few days. The pain in the knees reduced considerably. I stopped Padmaasana altogether and the pain almost disappeared. I started walking more and more. No trouble. I went back to my 3-4 km walking routine and then increased to five and sometimes six kilometers. No difficulties.
Since the last two months I had been gradually increasing the distance and covered nine kilometers thrice. Last Sunday we decided to walk to the Sri Anant temple in Savoiverem near Ponda and we walked the distance of 11.5 kilometers in two hours. It was pouring and we were soaked. But whenever the rain reduced a bit and allowed taking the camera out, I took some pictures. It is green, green and more green. Nothing great but just the countryside Goa in rains.