I had a most excellent trip to The Woodlands yesterday. I drove over during the late morning and aside from missing a turn which would have cut an hour off my drive, everything went well.
I arrived in the office in time to sit in on a meeting and enjoy a birthday ice cream cake. After the office day was done me, John and Christy went to Woodlands Yoga and did a great practice. I have been having some aches in my elbow and John spent a lot of time helping me refine and apply the shoulder principles to bring some relief to my elbow. It was great. I loved every moment of it- I learned a ton of refinements and fine tuning details and my elbow is 75% better from when I went. Crazy- who would have thought that handstand, pinca, down dog, urdhva danurasasana and scorpion would be elbow therapy? Well, of course, I knew that after all, our therapy formula is optimal alignment, in weight bearing positions with no pain. And truly, the handstand work and the 10 urdhva danurasanas did the most to clear it.
John is so brilliant with Yoga Therapy and I love the intensity he pours into it. What a blessing it was for me to get his help. After that we went to dinner and stayed up late looking through pictures of his early practice years in Iyengar Yoga and swapping fun stories. It was fantastic. Really, he was such a bad ass. Okay, he still is a total bad ass- just in a different way now.
Here is The Man at Command Center.
I drove home this morning and made it back in plenty of time for the Teacher Training. We spent the whole afternoon diving into the subject of observation, demonstration and verbal adjustments. It was great. The group was very receptive and open and it was a very enjoyable way to spend the afternoon. Like I wrote yesterday, this is some of my favorite subject matter in yoga teaching.
I was disappointed that so many people from our recent Teacher Training group were unable to make it this weekend for various reasons. Some people were sick, some had family situations and some were just MIA. I had been looking forward to reconnecting with everyone because it seems like we had been scattered to the wind since I left YogaYoga. But alas, the timing was not right yet for a reunion.
Anyway, its a mellow night at home and hopefully an early bed time. Oh, and episode of Star Trek which always relaxes me! Ah...Picard....