Class this week was a deep, strong Earth flow. We focused on getting into the legs, feet, hips ... into that grounded strength. The theme: "you lack nothing" reminds us that we can always show up, learn, try, grow, but we don't need improving.
Yoga is a state where nothing is missing. The real work of yoga is to create a deeper place of ease inside. In class we experienced both letting go and feeling grounded & supported. So we could feel that this day lacks nothing, this moment lacks nothing, this pose lacks nothing.
Students were encouraged to be themselves, not a perfected or improved upon version of themselves. They were invited to call on their strength and acceptance. We started with breath and students thought about what they wanted to create with their practice as they set an intention. We warmed the body with surya namaskar followed by strong standing poses including humble Warrior 1 and humble Warrior 2. Core work and crow occupied the middle of class. Onward to parvottanasana and revolved triangle. Once students felt grounded in their strength, we twisted and opened any stuck places students might be harboring feeling of insecurity, inadequacy, unworthiness. Then we moved into balancing poses and backbends. Throughout, the contemplation was "how can I experience letting go while equally tapping into the experience of feeling supported and grounded?" This Earth flow touches on concept of the first Chakra, the root chakra, muladhara, which include a sense of safety, security, belonging and home. When balanced, you feel stability in your life.
I bow to the place in you where the entire universe dwells; I bow to the place in you that is love, light, peace and truth; when you are in that place in you & I am in that place in me ... we are one. Namaste, Lynn