Tuesday, May 22
I only get to go to Manuoso Mano’s class once a month. I had a sinus infection, but I decided to go because it was important to me. The class was difficult for me.
I do have a little trouble understanding his direction. Maybe because I don’t go to his class often enough, but after the class I was winded walking to work.
The class focused on opening the lower back for advanced students. In sirsasana, we hooked our big toe to the back side of our hell to pull the foot. This stretched the lower back and of course, the leg that was being pulled higher.
While I didn’t have as much strength, Rita did say I was flexible and I should embrace that. Following a strenuous Adho Mukha Savanasa with leg up the wall and splitting the butt bones. Chair and shoulders against the edge was something that was really difficult for me. With the chair, we raised one leg up while the other one hung down to create the opening in the lumbar region.