Ahh, post-plane Primary. See how, sometimes, life lets you alliterate? How hot is that...
Up at 5:15, on the road at 6 am, waiting for the plane at 6:30, boarding at 8, take off just after 8:30, Philadelphia at 10:30, arrive about 40 minutes north of there by 1 pm. That's my destination. And there is a yoga studio 12 minutes from here, and I've just been, to a 7 pm Primary.
Dave Swenson has just been here, 3 days ago, for one of his week-long training things. And that's cool, Wendy, one of my early teachers, began teaching after a Swenson gig. So the guy who led the class is a new Swenson grad, and he's been making friends with Ashtanga for 10 years, and knows his limits (for example, his knees do not permit Lotus, nor do they do Tiriang Mukha, which some of you probably know better as "hurdler's stretch"). It was cool.
I got some adjustments in my standing...lower hip forward in Triangle, top ribs long in Parivrtta Parsvakonasana. Nice ones. Foot cup in the "swing leg to side" move, the Sanskrit being Utthita Parsvasahita. Ribs back (less backbend) in Vira A.
Plenty of vinyasa, Mari D, exits from Bhujapidasana and Kurmasanas, really nice forward bend in Baddha Konasana (attention to knees down). Three wheels, never totally "hands in line with eyes" but nice and straight, not painful. Excellent chakrasanas. 8 breaths in ALL finishing poses, including the headstand. That must be how DS told them to do it. But nice little practice. Thanks, Mitch the Ashtanga guy. I appreciate it.
Thanksgiving tomorrow; Friday's a moon day, right? We'll see. Maybe I'll throw down a Rocket, or maybe I'll visit the slightly further away studio. Onward! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!