That studio and its spinoffs, are long gone from my life ... HISTORY ... I'm only sorry I permanently deleted my Yelp review of them after that, in a fit of pique once (long story).
But what is new is the development my trick knee (more technically speaking, a torn meniscus).... the outgrowth of an auto accident I'd had over 30 years ago, wear and tear, activity, and age ... bearing extra weight being a small part of that (remember, I yo'yod frequently over decades; and my weight averaged not so many pounds north of now ...)
I have been doing a sole home practice (self sequenced, the vast majority of the time) for just over one year. Not giving a live, brick-and-mortar yoga studio any money for all that time.
I'd been introduced to yoga at age 16, many years ago--then taking a class here and there between the ages of 20 and 25 after that (in the 70's); a few in the 1980s; taken a course in yoga at the Y in 1991. Child's pose was the pose I was personally instructed to do by that time, when only about a third of the class was doing headstand. I had been 37 years old at the time, and I guess this class was representative of the generation before this one ... Same Greater New York City area (although I've lived elsewhere - more "culturally backward" - geographically in the time before e-media and threw that in to mess things up...)
Headstand, forearm stand, firefly, sage pose (the arm balance OR the stretch), fancy lotuses in every arm balance, inversion or contortion you could think of, had never been on the menu or even talked about back a few decades.
That had been a simpler time.
Rationality is reemerging in commercialized yoga, but it will take time.
Edited by: TINIERTINA at: 10/20/2012 (09:45)
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