We had a spontaneous road trip, and went to the beach. Intending to go overnight, we stayed for two and were rewarded with a glorious, glowing sunset.
I practiced standing postures on the sand while my children played. So lovely to be warm, the sun just turns your joints to butter and you can turn and twist. So refreshing after a long winter of practicing with a space heater.
Last night I took a led second series class with Gail Cannon at Earthsong Yoga in Marlboro and it was such a good practice, completely illuminating the need for a teacher. She talked us through every transition between the poses and some of them aren’t as hard as I thought. It felt so much smoother and more fluid than when I practice it at home. Of course I’m more flexible at night, too, so that helps. And kapotasana was nice, I’m not at my heels yet but I didn’t have to struggle to get my fingers past my toes to the balls of my feet. If there had been time for one more go at it I might have gotten close. I hope she offers it again soon- it’s not a regular thing.
Oh, all you ashtangis with a shala nearby, you are so very lucky!