It never ceases to amaze and delight me how many new things there are to discover in yoga. I'd never tried a King Cobra. I'd never walked my hands closer to my feet before pushing into urdvha danurasana (upward facing bow). I'd never known that the pose that last week I didn't know the name of is called lizard and the direction it's heading is to put the crown of your head on the floor.
I felt so grateful for Stephie and all the yoga teachers of the world who have created a space where we can go and actually have a chance at forgetting the things that are stressing us. She opened class with a restorative matsyasana (fish), and I could feel my heart rising up and opening as the rest of my body at last sank heavy into gravity's pull, freed from the dramas of the week.