Sunday, April 1, 2012

Day 30: Breathe

Sunday, April 1, 2012
8:30 – 10:30 Anatomy
10:30 – 12:00 Hatha Flow
12:00 – 1:00 Meditation
1:30 – 3:30 Posture Study

Whew! I'm fully exhausted after a busy day of learning and practice, so I'll leave you with this fantastic video I found over on the Ashtanga NY site of Richard Freeman speaking about what yoga is, how you learn from injuries, the importance of the breath, the role of the teacher in helping new students with practicing with intelligence and compassion, and what he sees for the future of yoga.

Brilliant, inspiring and affirming words from a real master. I look forward to one day studying with him. His way of teaching — in a sense showing students what an evolved practice looks like, and putting the breath before athletic contortion — sounds incredible, and seems like a great way to get older people into a safe, beneficial practice.



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