Even though in Austin Anusara Yoga is making cake, yesterday we made pie! I started by talking about the rasas a little bit and the many flavors of life that when combined create an overall taste of sweet. The overall sweetness of life is a result of a full flavor profile. Just like making a pie. The crust has to have a little saltiness and a little sour in order to offset the sweetness of the filling. The crust has to be firm (Muscle energy) or the sweet pie filling (inner Spiral) will just spread out everywhere.
The fun things was that while I talked in the beginning I had stumbled onto the pie metaphor but in the kitchen right next to the room we are using was a pie baking championship or something going on. So when someone told me that I just ran with it. We did a frolicking practice of hip openers and arm balances to explore Inner and Outer Spiral in the legs.
The afternoon we talked a lot about the "designations" of Anusara Yoga teachers and so on. We reviewed some to the Histopry of Yoga DVD and wathed the video of the Upanishads and then practiced pranayama. It was a very nice afternoon. A very nice day in all.