We started the morning with meditation and pranayama at 7:00 and then we had breakfast. Unfortunately, I had not re-set the time on my watch so I woke uo an hour ealeir than encessary. So anyway, for breakfast,I had fruit of all kinds. Yummy. Then we had a Pura Vida Orientation which boiled down to "Here are all of our bodyworkers that you can get appointments with..." I have heard they are great bodyworkers here. Anyway- $100/hour is just a bit out of my current budget. Anyway- then we ahd a rockin backbend practice. It was fun. Jhn took it a bit easy on us as it was the first morning but he spent the morning focusing on how to stretch the psoas and to unravel it with Inner and outer SPiral.
Here is some big news- Inner Spiral goes all the way up into the kidneys! (Which makes me think of a question that Jeremiah asked at the Immersion about how Innner Spiral felt like it intiated kidney loop or something like that. At the time I said, "That is not how it is defined." But perhaps J-man was sensing the ever-expanding nature of the spiral and even though the language wasn't exact, that may have been what he was feeling. Cool, huh?) So even though the book says, Inner Spiral is an ever expanding spiral...that goes from the feet...to the top of the hips..."ACTUALLY it goes to the kidneys and broadens them laterally. When properly applied, the thighs, the pelvis and the kidneys broaden at the same rate. And that is part of unwinding the psoas.
You will be happy to know that I asked John if he wanted us to teach it this way or if it was a refinement. He said we should teach it this way. So then I said, "Are you going to change it in the manual?" And he said he would.
After practice was lunch after that is a little down time. We go back to practice at 4:00. More tomorrow.