BOO! Happy Halloween to each of you!
We had a ‘scary’ yoga class tonight. Was it my costume, complete with Tutu and Pink wig? Perhaps, but also we explored various ‘scary’ poses/ asanas !
After a thorough warm-up including backward bending and forward folds; and side-bending and rotations....and delicious circling flows; we scared away sundry viruses with ferocious lion poses....(Simhasan).
We explored supported bridge poses, ankle-knee poses, and 5 point star.
For many yoga students, inversion poses bring up fear or scared of falling or injuring oneself. So we worked deeply into Headstand, supported with the wall and individually supported and fine-tuned by yours truly. We especially worked on slowly coming up into the headstand and coming down and out of the pose. The majority experienced personal breakthroughs with the pose!
Exploring the realm of pranayama, breath work and its powerful ability to shift our consciousness, we practiced the Buddha breath tonight...
Then, we closed with corpse pose, often referred to as the final relaxation pose. Unlike zombies, we practiced peaceful clarity and peace.
Hope to see you join us soon, Monday evenings, 7:15 pm.
Namaste, Yusuf Quddus Erskine DO