Another outstanding power yoga class tonight at Yoga Den with Alyson Foreacre. Tonight we focused on hips through a series of Warriors, Cresent Lunges and more. We repeated the same sequence of about 10 postures over and over. Each flow we held the pose a bit less.Very challenging and definitely different. The reaction of the class was interesting. Some welcomed the new flow, some fought it. All were challenged.

It is also interesting to realize that I know this, without speaking to anyone until after the class. At one point Alyson laughed and commented that the class was giving her the “hairy eyeball.” I loved that because she kept it real. She knew this was different, challenging and many were out of their comfort zone. She also made it okay to acknowlege the struggle, the frustration, and her humor helped us all to let it go.

That was when the real joy came into the flow. When we released tension, resistence, and got out of our minds. We just existedin our bodies and moved with the breath. Observing, aware, we released.