So.....…..I did it! I took my friend Tony Horton with me and did parts of the P90X YOGA X video with a crowd of 15!!! Before class, I gave them a five minute warning and let them know we’d be doing power yoga and that I was coaching – and that my feelings would not be hurt if they wanted to sneak out.
No one left! I warned them that I only knew four sanskirt words: Drishti, Namaste, Anjali Mudra and Ardha Uttanasana – but I think that's more than Tony Horton knows!
I left the cues to Tony and encouraged them to take it all very lightly. "The word for tonight may be fun," I offered. During the class, I suggested modifications to a lot of the poses he did. We did do eleventy Chaturangas (oh! Another word I know!) and by the end of class my triceps and lats were weak.
At the end, I attempted the savasana on my own (thanks for the confidence, Jess H.). I didn't rush it, I eased up out of it and was doing fine until the very end. We were seated and quiet with our awareness back into the room; webrought our hands into prayer pose and I said..........Namaste........ya'll!
Stay tuned for my upcoming posts - a race review and interview and a rear-view!