Yoga for a Change!: Balance in practice and in yoga class

Our first session started sweet and slow.  The great thing about this place is the multi-level balcony with nooks and crannies. Each person can truly find a place of their own, just as we have to find a life and yoga practice–something personal and individualized.

The Buddha statue in our class' natural setting

With different levels to work with, it’s important to make everyone feel welcome and comfortable. This means that some people might need more props than others. It’s about finding what your body and your mind–YOU– need in that moment. Providing students with different levels of the same pose means everyone gets to choose what is right for them that day.

Since were in a wonderful natural setting, yet somewhat foggy, I decided to start with some sun salutations. How amazing that every time we began, the sun peeked out! Then we would go back to tadasana, and we were back to fog. Finally we warmed up with full rounds to salute the sun. We continued with some balance poses, incorporating different aspects of nature, such as tree, eagle, and crane. These poses can help us find the balance that comes so naturally to these animals and plants, helping us to open ourselves to a whole other world out there.

By the time we finished with savasana, the sun warmed our faces as we relaxed on the wooded ground.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. anilkumar
    Sep 01, 2010 @ 07:34:21

    hi sowmya!

    ur blog is awesome..keep up the spirits.
    hope to read more articles and hence keep updating..


  2. Geetika Jain
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 07:26:25

    Thank you for that beautiful experience, Sowmya.


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