This week, my friend and teacher at Nourish Yoga Studio, Nancy Burtenshaw, has been putting us through the paces with binds. Binds are those poses you think of when you think yogis and yoginis in seemingly impossible positions — various appendages wrapped around various other body parts. Meanwhile, while in these binds, we’ve been exploring the back body, which in yoga is said to connect us to community and the more universal (front body is more our own will and individual self. In Nia, the back body is said to get us in touch with that which is unknown or less known. In every way, the practice takes us right to edge. Lots of intensity and curiosity at that point — an amazing place to “play” this week.
Kudos to a new friend for letting me borrow the “yoga dudes” image at right from his site. Reminds me to say special thanks to all of the “yoga dudes” I have the honor to teach each week . . . You guys/men know who you are, and YOU ROCK!