Thursday, July 16, 2009

Open Class

Comments on July 15th, 2009 Open Restorative Class

Restorative class last night was well attended: 16 peeps. The poses included: Reclining Bound Angle, Hand to Big Toe at the Wall, Supported Down Dog, Supported Child's Pose, Supported Bridge with quad stretch option (see video), and Side Reclining Twist.

(Supported Down Dog photo from
Supported Down Dog was a new one for everyone and it was a little tricky. I had to use the radiators to hook the belts on since we do not have actual hooks in the walls. While everyone was game to try, it wasn't as restful as I would've liked. The belts kept slipping down the radiators (not so good for holding someone up) and since no one had ever tried this pose before there was a lot of confusion and fumbling around trying to get the props right. We had fun though. I offered Supported Child's as an alternate to Supported Down Dog and most folks took Child's after a few minutes in Dog.

Everyone's favorite posture continues to be Supported Reclining Bound Angle. It is considered the most relaxing, most restorative and I've noticed, the most coveted ending posture.

One more Wednesday night Restorative class is scheduled for the summer: August 19th, 2009 from 5:15-6:30 PM. After that we will go back to our winter schedule of Friday night Restorative. Thanks for coming to class everyone. Stay tuned for schedule updates.