Monday, March 19, 2012

Day 20: Breaking it Down

Monday, March 19, 2012
Foundations, w/ Michelle W.
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.


Another great Foundations class with Michelle where I got to work further on the elusive Parivrtta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle). I think we found the key to my balance issues in this posture, as I was wrenching my raised arm backwards, really overextending the chest opening aspect. Michelle gave me some great adjustment and I felt a lot more stable in this (still with a block on the floor of course). I also had some fun with breaking down the jump up from Down Dog to Chaturanga (it's all in the rounding of the back!), trying out Bakasana (Crow Pose, super fun and strength-building) and getting some adjustment in Savasana (just when I thought I was relaxed, nope, there was another level of sinking into the floor). Great progress, great practice. I bet if you did a word count on the word "great" in this blog it would be embarrassingly high...I really should start to use the thesaurus.

This clip — of Kino MacGregor, not Michelle, although they share a similar energy — will give you an idea of the kind of attention and focus that we are blessed to experience at least twice a week in the Foundations classes with Deb and Michelle. It's so invaluable, and I'm so grateful to have the opportunity to practice with these patient, knowledgable women.



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Namaste,
Brian

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