Friday, January 10, 2014
Wow, this is what I call a led Ashtanga class
It's Ashtanga yoga tradition to have a led class on Friday. Primary is practiced on Friday around the globe.
MSch led us through primary today, with perfect speed and perfect vinyasa count. One reason for the led class is to practice according to the correct vinyasa count.
During a led class one must listen and one must practice according to the announcement of the teacher. One doesn't practice re the own rhythm. One word was enough and everybody understood. Ashtanga yoga is not about talking, it's about doing. Ashtanga yoga is also a teaching method (few teacher understand this)
No vinyasa was omitted.
No variation were offered. No bloody beginner was in class, too. Beginners better learn the asanas in Mysore classes, where the asanas are shown individually.
No little breaks were made.
I had a perfect led class today and I'm more than happy. I'm enthusiastic.
The practice almost killed me. This translates: I was challenged. At home I slept, a few hours. But as my sleep is not so good lately, I appreciate it when I can sleep. Then I also need it. Oh, it's 1:30pm now. Who cares. My work doesn't run away from me.
Tomorrow my mind and my body deserve a day off.