Tuesday, August 10, 2010

“Make Footprints on the Sky…”

Monday’s Yoga (8/09/10)

I’ve noticed that when I’m feeling wrung out, I turn to Gentle Hatha Yoga #1 to make me feel better.  I’ve tried all three of the 20-minute Gentle Hatha Yoga classes, and I think #1 is my favorite.  I don’t know why—perhaps I should do a more rigorous analysis to figure this out?

Anyway, last night’s yoga was as nice as it ever was—soothing and relaxing, focusing and releasing.  I almost always feel better after yoga, but there is something about the Hatha Yoga classes that really works for me.  I want to recommend them to everyone!  But alas, even though yoga has become fairly commonplace in American culture, it still carries with it a touch of hippy-dippiness.  It’s too bad—I think the world would be a better place if more people practiced yoga.

I like it when the instructors guide their class with a touch of poetry.  At one point, when she’s telling you to put your feet in the air as you lay on your back, Jackie Casal says, “Make footprints on the sky…”  I just love that.

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