Friday, May 2, 2008

Fun Week

I am having such a good time teaching one Yama every week. It is just so cool in my own contemplation to see how my relationship to the yama evolves through the classes. It really starts out as one thing and then by Thursday morning has blossomed into something new and bigger. Good Stuff.

In the Wednesday night class we had great fun working on Inner and Outer Spiral. We did a lot of partner strap work. Everyone worked very hard doing a shockingly small number of poses (it harkens back to the good ol’ Prescott Yoga days, no?) Anyhow, after a brief warm up, we worked on Downward Facing Dog, Uttanasana, Parvakonasana, and Setubandha. And that is pretty much it. Wow. That is something that is so cool about this method. We can really break it down and plunge deeply into the workings of each pose, and we can also move through them more quickly and just play in the experience of each. Both valid. Both great. And I think, both approaches are really necessary. To become skillful in the practice is crucial if we are looking to really refine our relationship with the energy. And moving through the poses dynamically helps to generate more energy. Something like that. This is a bigger topic and I digress…

This morning in the Level 1 class be continued with more of the same:

  • Lots o’ lunges
  • 3 surya namaskar
  • Dog pose
  • parsvakonasana 2x
  • Trikonasana
  • Vira 2
  • Prasarita paddottanasana
  • Parvottanasana (with partners at the wall)
  • Anjaneyasana 2x
  • Janu Sirsasana
  • Bharadvajasana1
  • Ardha Matseyandrasana
  • Savasana

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