I had a nice and relaxing day. It started at 7 with an online chat about Vedanta with Carols Pomeda and our study group. I have gotten a little behind on this section of studies and so I was not super prepared for the Q &A this morning although I found it interesting and Carlos brilliant, as always.
Anne came down after that for a practice We practiced this excellent sequence from Geeta Iyengar which was a ton of deep forward bends like malasana and kurmasana that worked their way through to some awesome-feeling back bends. It is one of those fabulous sequences that gets you to the poses in an unusual manner. I just love that. I probably would never teach it because it is so different and the intricate linking that makes it so fabulous requires way more time and attention than what we can do in a general class in 1.25 hours but I love this sequence for my practice. In fact, I love any back bend sequence that does not require I run through a big sweaty thing to get ready. I love to prepare for back bends in ways that keep me mellow. I am not looking at the paper that the sequence is written on right now but it went something like this:
kurmasana 6 X
dwi hasta bhujasana
dwi hasta bhujasana
urdhva danurasana 2X
chatush padasana 2X
urdhva danurasana 3X
dwi pada viparita dandasana 2X
adho mukha swastikasana and parsva
It was great fun. We both loved it. Well, the effects anyway. All that malasana right off the bat is reasonably grueling. Let's just tell the truth about that!
Then we had lunch- pasta primavera with our Greenlings organic veggies. YUM! Kelly and I swam in the river once our meal settled and then we both did some work. He had studying and I had things to get ready to go for the weekend and the week after. I teach all weekend and then get on a plane on Monday morning to spend a week in Park City, Utah for a Yoga Therapy training with John. Can't wait.
Then we had dinner- I made cucumber soup- fresh organic cucumbers and the local milk which is so damn good I cannot even describe it. Yummy. Kelly made some bread to go with it and then I had a nice long chat with Mom and Dad. A great day all in all. It really felt like summer.
More tomorrow. Back bends at 4:30 and something not-back bends at 6:00! Fun, fun.