April 09, 2008
I popped into hot yoga 45 minutes early this morning, with a paper and pen and a stopwatch. I felt like I was doing sprints, or yoga tryouts. In reality, I was stepping through a 30 minute yoga practice that we had to come up with for teacher training.
The sequence clocked in at 27 minutes, not counting opening meditation or savasana. Pretty useful exercise. I tightened up a few sequences. I dropped one sun salutation. I worked backwards from a sequence, realizing that if I started up facing backwards, I'd end up pointed the right way. Stuff like that. I'm hoping to squeeze another few minutes out of the sequence to give a little more time for sitting down into postures.
Someday, I hope to be able to lead a practice through instinct. But for now, a watch and a sheet of notes is who I am.....