Several people asked me to post the sequence from tonight's class. Here it is:
The basic 12 poses:
Adho Mukha Svanasana
The Basic Twelve twisted and turned:
baby cradle revolved
eka pada galavasana
parsva prasarita paddotanasana
parivritta prasarita paddotanasana
parivritta trikonasana ( I forgot to do this one in class!)
eka pada koundinyasana
parsva uppavistha konasana
parivritta uppavistha konasana
We had a great group of people with really awesome energy in class tonight. As everyone was gathering someone remarked, "Wow, it is like a party in here." And yes, it was. People were just so tuned into one another and to the sequence and people's poses were just opening in beautiful ways. when we got into some of the arm balances it was just so awesome to see the majority of the people in the room in the poses. We worked with the theme of "support" in terms of community support and it just felt so true. That class is so regularly attended by such strong practitioners that the class is a real vehicle for support and a real testimony to what consistency and commitment brings. One of my favorite things about teaching yoga is watching community grow. I just really felt that in tonight's class.
The 6:00 class practiced shoulder loop and worked with the theme of "joining". It really occurred to me as I taught that we are, in many ways, "joining" with the ideal forms of the poses by joining ourselves to the principles that inform them. we find our own optimal expression and join ourselves with that. Over and over again. And in the process of joining, in joining ourselves with our practice we are refined and transformed. Really, what a cool thing.
The 7:30 class worked with "tejas" or spiritual lustre. We worked on refining parsvakonasana and preparing for vasithasana. That class is getting some regular people attending it which is really great because we can build on some previous lessons that way.
Thanks to Jeri, Anne, Tabatha, Hannah and Susan for double dipping tonight. Always fun to have people in more than one class.
Off to the Woodlands to teach this weekend. Fun, fun, fun!