We did this patchwork vinyasa sequence involving pyramid, horse, warrior 3, wide-legged forward fold, one of those backbends I can only think to call upside-down-down- dog, pigeon, etc…all in the same sequence. It was crazy and I could never recreate it but it felt smooth and natural.
Uschi leads a passionate, fiery class. She talks about things I can never imagine myself saying, like “honor the mother” but yet they make sense when she says them. And I’m curious enough about these ideas to listen, and that’s safe right? I’m not crazy just for listening…
I almost always end up with a slightly sore lower back after wheel but I do it anyway because it’s so exhilarating. Uschi put her hands on my back as if telling me to soften it AND lift it higher, which is the opposite of what I had been doing. I had been trying to keep it in a safe, low spot to prevent ‘crunching’ but maybe what I really need to do is just relax both my back and belly and open up.
I found a new tight spot. Darn. In my left thumb. Uschi just got back from India where they told her that the flexibility of your thumbs is a measure of how flexible YOU are inside.
Ojai is so freakishly perfect on Sunday mornings. It felt like spring with the bees, the sun, and the blossoming trees. After yoga I walked to the farmers market then got coffee with friends. So friendly, so safe, so wholesome.