November 17, 2011

Apres-Ski Stretch

The Daily Doodle: Stretching in apres-ski attire. One of my favorite yoga classes to teach was 'Apres-Ski Stretch' at O2 Yoga in Aspen, Colorado. At 4pm, sandwiched between a rigorous-heart-pumping-exhilarating-day and a party-like-there's-no-tomorrow-night, this class always had a magical feeling of stillness and calm. I look forward to heading to Telluride for a one-week family vacation this winter, where the class setting may be a carpeted condo floor with a fireplace instead of a glistening, open studio and the clientele will likely not be the paying kind, but the flushed faces, long-johns and feeling of freedom and serenity  in the Mountains is always the same. 

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana: bridge pose
Setu: bridge
Bandha: lock
Sarva: whole, complete

If you can stay in the pose 30 seconds to one minute, a stress-free (powder) day is sure to follow. 

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