How lazy I really am. Overwhelmed with the amount of information that Ramaswami dished out on Saturday. Suffice it to say, he talks like a medical Dr. ought to talk when he speaks to you about self care while explaining to you exactly how your body functions, in perfectly logical layman terms. After giving lecture after lecture he still gets all excited about his subject matter, it is contagious. He is a pleasure to listen to, and like my parents say, an honor to have his company. A few highlights:
Claudia & James Altucher got to visit my shala.
The most important/essential asanas are: Paschimottanasana, Saravangasana, Sirsansana, and Yoga Mudra. Those four are the backbone of asana.
Yoga distinguishes itself from all other physical disciplines in being the only practice that offers inversions. It is Yoga’s contribution to health and longevity.
a yoga practice is composed of asana followed by pranayama, then pratyahara, and ending with meditation. Skipping any of these is an incomplete practice.
His teaching on bandhas is a whole post by itself.
Each of the Vinyasa Krama sequences I have experienced so far have enhanced and advanced my practice in startling ways. Suffiice it to say that I will be looking NOT browsing at Grimmly’s videos and publications way more carefully from now on.
The teaching of pranayama and mantra will probably be expanded on tomorrow but today’s introduction was sublime. It makes you truly believe that the objective of asana is to get you to the joys of pranayama and meditation.
Succumbed to soft shell crabs, oysters and fume blanc after having fasted for the entire day. I can count in the fingers of one hand the times the consort has cooked for me.