Friday, February 25, 2011


Today was my last day of yoga, which was surprisingly really sad!  This yoga class has definitely been the best part of my time in India by far.  It's been an amazing stress reliever, which I've absolutely needed on this assignment.

Anyway, today I took my camera in to class so you guys could get an idea of the kinds of stuff I've been doing the last three months.  Remember, I'm not very advanced, so none of this is going to be amazing, but don't forget I can do a headstand, too!

This is Mina (from Korea) and me doing a variation of the Adho Mukha Svanasana, aka "Downward Facing Dog".  I'm actually not doing it correctly here, but you can't really tell.  

Carrie in a handstand.  She can just kick-up into one.  Very impressive.  I can do one, but only with lots of help.  

Me in the rope Sirsasana pose.  This is my favorite thing to do.  After the initial blood-rush-to-the-head-woozy thing, it feels great!  It is really amazing for your back.  Forget inversion tables.  All you need is a rope and some hooks!  

Mina in some sort of "legs over the head" pose.  

My instructor, Smita, has been amazing.  She is a wonderful teacher and absolutely radiates kindness and serenity.  I'm really going to miss her both as a person and as an instructor.  Of course I have nothing to compare her teaching style to, having never taken a yoga class before this, but she is a wonderful teacher.
Smita and me.  I look like a giant.  She is very short.  Lots of Gujaratis are.  I don't know if that's offensive.  I don't think it is, but if I'm wrong, I apologize.  

1 comment:

  1. SO COOL! And what do you mean last class? Are you coming home?