Medical Class – Part I

ImageGuruji made several rounds to each student adjusting and occasionally smacking students and teachers.  Each time he smacked someone I jumped. A senior teacher looked at me quizzically, wordlessly.

A woman with scoliosis had two straps on her torso, one below the armpits the other on the ribs just below the chest. An Iyengar yoga pad was placed on the dorsal spine under the straps.  She was in Ardha Uttanasana with her arms stretched forward on the trestle, hips drawn back forming a right angle.  Guruji came over looked at her and smacked her on the back. The convexity dropped, the back was balanced.

About EssentialYoga Studio

Roberta has been practicing yoga since 1988 and has been teaching yoga since 1994. She has trained under master yoga teachers Swami Padmananda, Patricia Walden, Manouso Manos, Father Joe Pereira, Zoë Stewart, Karin Stephan, Liz Owen and others. She continues to study with her Iyengar teachers, Patricia Walden and Peentz Dubble. Roberta has studied yoga at the Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Memorial Institute in Pune, India during June 2011, February 2014 and attended Abhijata's intensive in Pune, India December 2016. Roberta is currently enrolled in Peentz Dubble's two year Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training Program. Additionally, Roberta completed training and certification with Elise Browning Miller as 'Yoga for Scoliosis' instructor. She completed a 500 hour Hatha Yoga Certification program with AURA Wellness Center and is registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500. She has been a Certified Meditation Teacher since June 2007 and has been an Usui Reiki Practitioner since 1989. Roberta's Personal Practice Philosophy: Health issues have changed and deepened my practice. You will see many photos of me using a variety of props. On days I don't feel well, instead of saying, "I can't practice today", Iyengar Yoga has taught me to say, "How can I practice today".
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2 Responses to Medical Class – Part I

  1. Ed T. says:

    Roberta.  I should express my opinions on my own venue or blog, so I apologize for the possibility that my comments may be ascribed to you.  Please delete my comments from your blog.  I tried to delete them but there is not an option.  Ed Tootill (AKA Ed T.)

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