Out of town for a bit and had a fabulous start to the trip. I was missing my yoga class and was lucky to be able to go to an Iyengar class here. There were a lot of wow moments today. I did a supported handstand and halasana for the first time. I can now see how the wrist opening and hand extensions help in developing strength in the arms for balancing poses as well as backbends. I remember thinking it was way beyond me just a few months ago. Today, I felt hope that I might be able to do an independent handstand someday.
There was a great deal of learning as it was a beginners class. Since I started yoga class in between sessions, I never quite went through the initial basic movements. I hope to go back to a beginners class in June and start all over again.
The emphasis here was on getting the action right and we used the props a little differently. Unlike the class I go to back home where the instructions are more technical, this one was focused on the general getting in and out of poses.
It was a light and playful class with easy laughter and I left with a feeling of lightness in my body.
In gratitude to all teachers, present and eternal.