Sunday, September 18, 2005

Thank you everyone who came to Yoga For Hope...

We had 12 wonderful, generous yogis and yoginis, and we collected over $200 for the Red Cross's Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

I was worried that leading 108 sun salutations might be monotonous or tedious, but it was anything but! Our alternating sets of 12, and our not holding downward facing dog except on the sixth and the 12th of each set (actually child's pose on the 12th), really kept things moving and fresh. Words of wisdom from Ralph Waldo Emerson, Helen Keller, Samuel Johnson, Flora Edwards, Albert Schweitzer and Woodrow Wilson (and a few motivational words from Michele and myself) helped set an intention for each set.

In the end, it only took 70 minutes to complete all 108! So, happily, we had time to hold a juicy Paschimotannasana (seated forward bend), Sarvangasana (shoulderstand), Halasana (plow pose), Karna Pidasana ("pressure on the ears" or "knees around the ears" pose) and a bent-kneed Jatthara Parivartanasana (lying down twist) before taking a 10 minute Savasana (final resting pose, a/k/a corpose pose).

Michele was kind enough to give everyone a hands-on adjustment in Savasana. Thanks, Michele...Thanks also to David Kelman and the wonderful Yoga Sutra NYC family for making this possible....

And thanks to everyone who made this a wonderful event....



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