This time of the year, the sun shines through our south facing window about 7:30 in the morning. While the light affords me some beautiful colors and contrast, it can be a bit distracting in a supported Halasana, as Sue Delaries is here. She moved right after the photo.
Manipulating the air conditioner is a challenge to get enough circulation without chilling everyone. But aside from light, air and heat, we want for nothing else but to be released into the poses.
This is a willing, and able group of yogis who bring a change of clothing with them so they can move from yoga to work, another exercise regimen, or a day of errands.
Margaret Eyles, my Rolfer/Mermaid/Buddy releases into a supported Setu Bandha. She left the studio prepared for a dip in the ocean before seeing her first Rolfing client of the day.
I found an article by Mary Pullig Schatz, M.D., that describes some of the poses that we held today entitled Restorative Asanas for a Healthy Immune System. I teach Restorative Yoga during the last class of the month for each of my classes. Don teaches Restoratives in his classes that occur during the full moon. Try it, you'll like it. If not...try it again and know that it's soooo good for you.