Day 37

To improve is to change, to be perfect is to change often ~ Winston Churchill

Today we learned to teach the ‘remaining’ standing postures, and also did a little exercise on how to sequence standing postures.

The postures we taught to each other were:

Standing wide legged forward fold (Prasaritta Padottanasana)

Goddess (Durgasana)

Chair (Utkatasana – which I get confused with Uttanasana, just forward fold!)

Tree (Vrikshasana)

Eagle (Garudasana – Garuda is an eagle in Indian mythology)

Half Moon (Ardha Chandrasana) (we just practiced this one, because everyone was having a difficult time with it, as it is a difficult balancing pose!)

Warrior 3 (Virhabadrasana III) – we just practiced this because we ran out of time to teach each other.

And Dancer Pose (or Lord of the Dance aka Natarajasana) we also just practiced because it is another challenging intermediate pose.

In the afternoon we learned about Indian Philosophy by guest teacher Maitriyi again. We learned about various yogic texts like the Vedas and Upanishads and the Bagavhad Gita)

The Bagahavad Gita, in summary can be boiled down to this pithy statement: Do your best, leave the rest!

One thing I know for sure – I’m going to be sore tomorrow! so much standing (and using the hips!) in all these standing postures.

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