Class Fourteen

On behalf of RIMYI, Prashant is in Delhi today receiving the award for the outstanding contribution to the development of yoga. So his class was cancelled and we took The opportunity to go to the intermediate class on the second floor with Souchma. She is a short, stock, strong looking woman with direct and clear instructions and a kindness and gentleness about her. I have observed one of her classes and it was a treat to take her class today. Like I do, she instructed us a couple times to smile, to soften the face and neck, yet to work hard in other areas. It was fun and, despite the fact that every pore was sweating, I am so glad I went.

The theme was “chest up, look forward, extend the side torso” and she did a great job at repeating instructions and using techniques to link that action through the entire class.

Here’s what I remember of the sequence:

Swastikasana, forward bend, head up, lead with chest


Tadasana, urdhva hastasana, palms facing each other, palms forward

Uttanasana, hold toes

Adho Mukha Svanasana, one leg up, then the other

Adho Mukha Svanasana to urdhva Mukha Svanasana 2-3 times


Prasarita paddotanasana


Virabhadrasana II


Ardha Chandrasana


Supta baddhakonasana

Dandasana to concave paschimottanasana

Bend knees, hold toes, straighten legs


Upa vista konasana, turn right and forward bend

Rolling! We rolled from supta urdhva tadasana to paschimottanasana

Then we rolled to salamba Sarvangasana and to halasana. I love this rolling! So fun!

Savasana with a rolled up blanket to support the spine and head

Comments are closed.