Last night was the 5th out of 6 classes for the Beginning Yoga series. There won't be another session until August.
I was prepared to lead the class in the basics of Sarvangasana (shoulderstand) but in answer to one man's lament about the loss of his Tuesday night yoga practice, I decided to offer the Mother Sequence as a brilliant solution. It really is brilliant!
Jehangir Pahlkivala created the sequence and has produced a book of instructions. It is beautifully illustrated with drawings of the postures and easily used as a practice guide.
We were able to get through the Suryanamaskara set, The 5 Tibetan Rites, two standing poses, three seated poses and part of the inversion postures. Needless to say it was a hit. "Yoga books scare me because there's so much to read, but this one...this is great!" said one enthusiastic man.
Jehangir will be at Kona Yoga this August 9-12 to teach the basic Mother Sequence as well as one of six variations of the sequence that he has developed. I'm considering Tuesday night classes that would focus on the sequence in anticipation of his workshop. These would serve in the interim until the next Beginning Yoga series (August 7 - September 11).
Watch for further announcements if you're interested. A limited supply of books are available at the studio for $10.