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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.

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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.