This week’s theme was “Intention”. A yoga practice can support your deepest intentions. You get the chance to co-create with what you want to manifest in your class, your day, your life. You have to know what you want in order to get what you want! Sometimes that can be the hardest thing. And once you know what you want, then its figuring out how to go about making it happen. One thing students could do in this week’s class was ask themselves: “What do I want to get out of this yoga class?”

Students got the opportunity, through a handful of longer holds, to fully participate and connect with their intentions. We warmed up with surya namaskar. Then into malasana and optional crow pose. Students held some standing poses for 90 seconds on each side, and it became clear in the room that the quality of attention and focus and breathing was improved through the strengthening and discipline of holding these poses (warrior 2, extended side angle pose and triangle pose) for a longer period of time.

We mixed things up with a minute in boat pose :) Yogis then got 2 minutes of free time, and I counted off 30 second intervals for those that wanted to time themselves in a handstand or any other pose in which to build endurance. We greeted each other in partner squat, found time for pigeon and backbending and rounded the practice off with a supine twist. Thanks for your dedication, Lynn