I so didn’t make this up.
That would be Michelle.
She’s a fancy yoga teacher who is taking a month off from teaching. She’s been doing this for years, so she can get away with that wackiness. She knows what she’s doing and people trust her. They know she’s driving and so they follow her lead.
She’s pretty much a genius.
And she’s trusting me to sub for her during her time off.
That’s a lot of pressure.
I’ve talked to my Monsters and we’ve come to an agreement.
I’ve practiced my class at home, taught it to my wonderfully patient dude, and I promise to remember to breathe during the class.
I’ll also keep in mind that everyone there isn’t expecting Michelle because they all read her blog about her February Recess.
But back to the Blindfolded Yoga…
As soon as I put the blindfold on, I was filled with a sense of peaceful euphoria. All the striving and ego I fight against in the higher level classes just disappeared. I was free to practice with all my focus internally. I was able to really let go of the anxiety I had been feeling about teaching and settle into concentrating on being in the moment. Of course all those moments included trying not to fall over myself or my props.
For a few minutes I was able to really live in the moment and that’s what yoga is all about.
Today’s yoga brought to you by the home practice! I’ve got to contain my nervous energy somehow.
Today’s music is Blame It on Gravity by Old97s.
Don’t forget FREE Fridays at 4:30 with the new It’s All Yoga teachers (21st and X in Sacramento) – you’ve got to sign up online www.itsallyoga.com.
I’m teaching 3/5/10 – so mark your calendar.
For the month of February, I’m teaching a Level 1/2 on Mondays at 5:45. Come join me.
this is very cool! Any time you change things up… it’s a whole new ball game. I think there’s lots of viniyoga moves that would be very compatible with this practice – let me knwo if you’re interested in some ideas!
@anna – thanks for stoppin by. i’m absolutely interested in ideas! i’m always looking for new ideas for my practice.
break a leg! can’t wait to hear how it goes.
@v3 – it was so good! friendly, smiling, mostly familiar faces. so, so good.