Today I went to the Life Centre intending to take Zephyr’s 2:30-3:45pm class. Zephyr wasn’t teaching due to personal circumstances, but Victoria Fox was there to teach in her place with a kind smile and calm voice.
The class was dynamic, with many sequences using half-breaths moving between postures. This usually provided an added balance challenge (garudasana with elbows moving from knees to vertical spine), though sometimes it felt extraneous or potentially unsafe (three-legged dog from bent to straight raised leg; ardha hanumanasa forward fold to anjaneyasana back arch).
Overall, the class felt great and was energising. I would have loved a full backbend, forward bend and inversion, but I’m starting to see a trend here developing; I have work to do on detaching from my asana preferences and expectations, and an hour and fifteen minutes may just be a little shy of the time needed for a deeper practice.
I teach a handful of hour and fifteen classes and it certainly leaves me to re-think how I approach sequencing these classes. The more I practice and teach, the more I realise how much there is to learn; how exciting to see that long path ahead!
Up tomorrow, the Hot Power Hour with Hortense Suleyman, 12:30-1:30 at Indaba Yoga Studio. I will have the extra challenge of the heat, so let’s hope it’s a cold day 🙂 Will you join me?