Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Ok, so it's really called Mayurasana, and it's not dirty, but it's interesting to see how censorsh** can actually make the mind dirtier. 

On Sunday, K led us deep into the Intermediate Series, all the way to Mayurasana, which is a spectacular pose. It's the vinyasa to get there that is a pain. Surya Namaskar A, done entirely with the hands backward, fingers toward feet. I know. You get to Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward-Facing Dog) and say "What??!" And then comes Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog) and you say "@#**!!" 

But really, there's no need to blame the instructor. 

Anyway, a few Primary Series poses thrown in just for good measure and you can stick a fork in it. K & E are to some extent mapping this Intermediate Series territory at the same time as our students. Short of having access to Sri K Pattabhi Jois each day, there aren't any hard and fast rules regarding how quickly to move through the series. Seems like we have some people who, like us, like to try some new and challenging things, now and then. We're only too happy to oblige. 

Only a few of these classes left before the trip. I fear we may find out if we can, in fact, take it, as well as dish it out. As far as the faithful in the QC, we've thankfully got Betsy Greenlee, who we know from the teacher training a few years back, filling in for us. Also a few surprise guests as we try to make sure the QC Ashtangis don't have to miss a single Sunday. Until then, we'll see you there.


Jen said...

Way to stick it, Brian!

jen721 said...

"That's what she said"

BG said...

Hey, thanks Jen. I happened to see on your blog that you recently watched "American Movie". That movie is hilarious (tho the end is sad). It led me on a YouTube quest: