Saturday, January 10, 2009


We had a great day at The YogaYoga Immersion today.

After our brief check in at the beginning- it was last year when we last got together, after all- we spent about 3 1/2 hours practicing asana. We worked a lot on fine tuning the work of the shoulders and took that work into eka pada koundinyasana and visvamitrasana and then to lots of urdhva danurasana and eka pada raja kapotasana. We have several "first timers" in that pose- people who touched their foot behind their head for the first time ever, which all of you have ever done that know, is a uniquely exhilarating and disorienting experience.

I was a bit tired when we got started but the class went well, people worked so hard and I get such a thrill from watching people connect the dots and breakthrough their perceptions of limitations that I was totally energized by the end of the day.

We spent the afternoon on the "36 Tattvas and the Nature of the Universe"... okay kidding. We did make a foray into the 5 Tattvas of the Absolute and set the stage for a discussion of Maya for tomorrow. We have been creeping up to the tattvas during this course and we are about to dive into them full bore tomorrow, which is great. We are ready. And so far, the group has not melted down into major confusion or any kind of breakdown with the information so that is great. I am continually struck by the depth of wisdom and insight in this group. Our discussions are always interesting, thought-provoking and real. It is great fun.

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