Wednesday Geeta - Presence in the Present - Morning Class - 05/10/16


Ardha Matsyendrasana - Geeta Iyengar

Tuesday update: those of us appraised of these things know how special an event this is. 
I had a brief dream Tuesday night, that Geeta and I were walking in Pune together. 
he was in the practice hall also that morning, in a subsequent meeting that was called at her request, she said that she could correct all of our postures! The meeting was more on orientation as there are many new to the institute and questions of ettiquette and such like had to be addressed. Though it’s clear she is unwell and she said as much, she is bright and alert in teaching. 
Wednesday: Asana was vigorous and clear, there was much emphasis put on plugging the hips for knee, hip and lower back issues. Several students got her attention – a fortunate few. Geeta was benevolent and cheerful, and the force of nature that she undoubtably was as a younger woman, is evident.
Adho Mukha Virasana
 - Parvatasana
 - Parsva
Adho Mukha Svanasana
 - emphasis on the front leg buttock
 - hip socket has to plug in
 - knees must be straight
 - Head back
 - front leg buttock in, knee back
 - Back leg straight
Virabhadrasana I
 - Back leg straight
 - front chest lifted
Tadasana and Baddanguliasana were also taught as investigation.
In Baddanguliasana we were instructed to lift the heels and balance on the ball mounds of the feet.
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana - on brick
Chatooshpadasana to lengthen the lumbar spine

Virabhadrasana II - Geeta Iyengar