Saturday, June 13, 2009

Going Strong!

Week 7 is over, wow! This week went by strangely fast. Lots of time spent in posture clinics, only 5 postures left to cram into my brain, YES!! Monday, when I delivered Locust, I had to go back and say the 3 postures preceding it, which sucked at the time but I learned a lot about myself under pressure.....I get the job done at the expense of lots of weird hand gestures. During my Full Locust, for some stupid reason I decided to throw in a little jazz hand action to try and make people laugh, which really didn't go over very well. No random silliness on the podium: lesson learned. Bow and Fixed Firm went fine. This morning I practiced saying the whole class up until Fixed Firm Pose, and I got so winded I nearly fainted. Yikes, guess I have to remember to breathe up there when making my students kill themselves. But overall I felt really good about how much dialogue I could recall without really thinking about it. Its one hell of a balance between trying to say the postures verbatim while actually watching the studnets and being present with what they're doing. Teaching this yoga, I can already tell, is going to be one of my greatest adventures.

Yesterday we got the (in my mind much dreaded) chakra talk. Yeah yeah we're energy centers and have oras, I really do want to beleive you lady. Dr. Ann Marie Bennstrom presented the talk, and had a lot of tempting, crazy, interesting things to say. She's a live one.

Rajashree taught a few classes and lectured on the specifics of different postures. More awesome visiting teachers, and this week two of our staff Marc and Mari taught class, which rocked!

Everyday is the same, I'm starting to feel the monatany of it all. Waking up every single morning absolutley resistant to suffering in the heat, then having no choice but going through the class, feeling amazing afterwards, only to go through the same process again in the evening. What must 9 weeks of that do to a person? I have absolutely no idea.

Well, my eyebrows have taken the form of albino caterpillars, and distract me from my meditating in standing bow pulling pose. Just the thought of getting them waxed, now THAT brings me true happiness :)



  1. Hello my dearest unibrow cricket lady. So good to talk and laugh with you last night! You haven't lost your sense of humor so your aura must be doin OK.
    Only 2 weeks! So amazing all that you have accomplished. I hope you are having a great Sunday. Can't wait to see you Sally!-M

  2. I'm wondering, if you are doing the poses then who is taking these photos? they are great. looks like the Bikramie's are all tuned to the same pitch. Seven weeks down, amazing. You are something else Roz. Sorry about them not having a sense of humor on stage. So I guess the fake nose wouldn't work either. Too bad. Maybe it's hard to laugh and focus at the same time. Week eight will be a push over at this point. Take care of those feet and lock that knee.


  3. Thanks guys, you're the best :) These pics were taken by a photographer for our yearbook

  4. buddy boy! I miss you like a rabbit misses cabbage. have I got a date for you when you get home. I'm treating you to the works, old girl. eyebrow waxing on me. barton springs, sno beach, bike ride...oh buddy it's gonna be sweet. can't wait to see your sweaty face.
    love, the c-girl