There’s Curled Up Dog:)
Because it’s ALL LEVELS class, you have to manage various … expectations and desires.
So I decided on this approach … well aware that I cannot please everyone all the time and … I have to retain my integrity to not just give in. I am sorry. Sometimes what you want, may not be good for you actually. Seen plenty of such examples.
Me “Anyone relatively new to this class or yoga, can you come see me before class?”
Then an athletic looking trim student comes up to see me as I set up …
Student “I was at your last class so actually not new – I am back for my second time”
Me “Okay, welcome – any questions or concerns?”
Student “No, not really.”
Me “If you ever do, don’t hesitate to ask, okay? And how did you feel with your last class; how do you feel?”
Student “Well, I am back, aren’t I?”
We both laughed. It’s a good start. It’s enough.
Nothing theoretical; nothing complicated; nothing philosophical … just that – how do you feel? Really feel at all spectrum of our authentic being.
I will flip on the tree trunk for that:) My heart is more open – in gratitude.
*Contra-Indications for a bow pose would be (1) back injury; (2)Carpel tunnel syndrome; (3) blood pressure issues – high or low; (4) headaches – so
Modify Upward Bow aka Urdhva Dhanurasana with bolsters OR modify to Bridge pose.
Personally I love bridge pose as it serves as a “bridge” to connect and uplift the heart towards the sky while sacroiliac joint is stabilized with the well grounded feet and stimulation of the thyroid gland taking place.